Meet the team of General Medical Practice de Makroon

General Medical Practice de Makroon is part of Makroon Medical Center. Meet the Physicians and the other members of the team.

General Practicioners

Dr. Karim Bouch, Medical GP

Dr. Karim Bouch, Medical GP

Dr. Karim Bouch, our Chief Medical Officer, is a highly experienced general practitioner. He is available for consultations weekly Monday till Friday.

He holds the Master degrees in both medicine and cytobiology.

His career started in the Slotervaart Hospital in Amsterdam, where he gathered significant experience in the fields of Internal Medicine, specially Gastroenterology, Cardiology, Pulmonology and Intensive Care. After working some time as GP in Spain, Dr. Bouch joined Zorggroep Almere, where he built up wide experience in Geriatric medical care. Following three and a half years he worked as GP in practices in Almere and Amsterdam-West, to finally open Makroon Medical Center in early 2016.

His fields of expertise are:

Dr. Bouch is a member of the National Association of General Practitioners in the Netherlands (LHV), submitted to the regional complaint regulations and is registered by the Board of General Practitioners with the Special Proficiency (CHBB) as an Ultrasound Professional and as a Recognized Quality Consultant (EKC). National Travel Advisory Coordination Center (LCR) has recognized Dr. Bouch as a proficient medical travel advisor.

Dr. Joep Schats, Medical GP

Dr. Joep Schats, Medical GP

Dr. Joep Schats conducts consultations in our practice on Fridays.

He studied medicine at the VU University in Amsterdam and afterwards specialized as general practitioner.

His wide experience is gathered during his work in the hospital, several general medical practices and STD policlinic. 

Dr. Schats has proficiency in: 
- gynecology
- sexually transmitted diseases
- sport medicine
Dr. Marly Appelman, Medical GP

Dr. Marly Appelman, Medical GP

Dr. Marly Appelman is available for consultations on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

She followed her studies medicine at the VU University in Amsterdam and consequently gathered substantial experience while working in various academic hospital departments like gynecology, emergency room, geriatrics, psychiatry as well several general practices. After working several years as pediatrician, Dr. Appelman specialized for a general practitioner.

Dr. Appelman has proficiency in:
Dr. Niek ter Mors, Medical GP

Dr. Niek ter Mors, Medical GP

Dr. Nick ter Mors is distinctly experienced general medical practitioner, available for consultations in our practice on Mondays and Thursdays.

He studied medicine at the University of Rotterdam and obtained his specialization as Medical GP in 2007. After his studies, Dr. ter Mors worked in different hospitals where he attained wide experience in the fields of gynecology and psychiatry and, before joining our practice, worked in several general practices with mentally and physically disabled patients. He spent five years in Singapore, working there also as a GP and gaining a deeper insight in the challenges expatriation brings along.    

Dr. ter Mors has proficiency in:

  • Pediatrics
  • Geriatrics and chronic illnesses
  • Mental Health/ Anxiety & depression
  • Small surgical interventions
  • Sexual Health
  • Sport Medicine
  • Travel Medicine

Physician Assistants

Anne-Marieke Graafmans, Physician Assistant

Anne-Marieke Graafmans, Physician Assistant

Anne-Marieke Graafmans is Physician Assistant present in our practice from Mondays to Fridays. Working under the supervision of the GP, she can independently take over some physician’s tasks and perform medical procedures and preliminary body checks, record anamnesis, establish diagnosis and treat most common (chronic) diseases.

In 1997 she specialized in emergency room nursing and worked for many years in emergency rooms of various academic and regional hospitals in the Netherlands.

Anne-Marieke is a passionate filmmaker. In 2011 she graduated from the Dutch Film Academy and several of her documentaries have been aired on the Dutch television.

Susan Pinto, Physician Assistant

Susan Pinto, Physician Assistant

Susan Pinto, Physician Assistant, works in our practice on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Working under the supervision of the GP, she takes over some of GP’s tasks like physical examination, mapping medical history (anamnesis), diagnostics, treatment of many common (chronic) diseases and assist GP during medical interventions.


Before she started her Physician Assistant studies, Susan completed studies for skin therapy and was working for six years as the skin therapist with one dermatologist. She is a proud owner of two skin therapy practices where she, next to working in our practice, performs various therapeutic skin and edema treatments.

Mental Health Care Consultants

Jan Steunenberg, Mental Health Care Consultant

Jan Steunenberg, Mental Health Care Consultant

Jan Steunenberg is Mental Health Care Consultant available for consultations in our practice on Fridays. He gives support and guidance and short treatments for patients with psychic, psychosomatic and psychosocial problems and, if required, advices further treatments in specialized institutions.

For many years Jan worked in psychiatric hospitals, primarily in admission of the acute cases and treatment of the cases related to the forensic psychiatry. Since 2009 he works as clinical social worker with special interest in drugs addictions.

Jan is a certified Mindfulness trainer and masters Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques.
Liselore Timmers, Psychologist, Mental Health Care Consultant

Liselore Timmers, Psychologist, Mental Health Care Consultant

Liselore Timmers is available for consultations in our practice on Thursdays. She is a psychologist and follows the specialization studies for a Mental Health Care Consultant. Under the general practitioner supervision, she gives the support, guidance and short term treatments and, if needed, further directs patients with psychiatric, psychosomatic and psychosocial problems.


Liselore studied neuropsychology at the VU University in Amsterdam and worked as a neuropsychologist within the areas of revalidation and geriatric psychiatry. She has done neuropsychological researches and gives the health care professionals support in dealing with elderly with dementia.


Outside our practice, Liselore gives guidance to people with non-congenital brain demages in domestic situations.

Doctor's Assistants

Malika Ait Mbarek, Doctor's Assistant

Malika Ait Mbarek, Doctor's Assistant

Malika Ait Mbarek is Doctor's Assistant present in our practice on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. She is the first contact when you visit or call our practice and gladly assists you with any queries you might have. She takes and collects blood samples, measures blood pressure and does ears cleansing. Administrative tasks are part of her responsibilities. Malika is also a qualified assistant medical travel advisor.

Mayssae el Faghloumi, Doctor's Assistant

Mayssae el Faghloumi, Doctor's Assistant

Mayssae el Faghloumi works in our practice as Doctor's Assistant. As your first contact with our practice, either during your visit or contacting us by phone, she can provide all necessary information you need. Next to her administrative task, her operational duties include taking and collecting of blood samples, ears cleansing and blood pressure measurements. She is an qualified assistant medical travel advisor and currently follows studies to become a certified nurse. Mayssae is our permanent back-up for our regular doctor’s assistant.

Karen Izumi, Doctor's Assistant

Karen Izumi, Doctor's Assistant

Karen Izumi, Doctor's Assistant, is present in our practice on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. As your first contact with our practice, either during your visit or contacting us by phone, she can provide all necessary information you need. Next to her administrative task, her operational duties include taking and collecting of blood samples, ears cleansing and blood pressure measurements.

Samim Faryabi, Doctor's Assistant

Samim Faryabi, Doctor's Assistant

Samim Faryabi works in our practice as Doctor's Assistant. As your first contact with our practice, either during your visit or contacting us by phone, he can provide all necessary information you need. Next to his administrative task, hisoperational duties include taking and collecting of blood samples, ears cleansing and blood pressure measurements. After being one of our regular doctor's assistants, Samim is now our permanent back-up for our regular doctor’s assistant while he is studying International Business at HvA.
Hayat Chahtit, Doctor's Assistant

Hayat Chahtit, Doctor's Assistant

Hayat Chahtit works in our practice as Doctor's Assistant. She is present on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. As your first contact with our practice, either during your visit or contacting us by phone, she can provide all necessary information you need. Next to her administrative task, her operational duties include taking and collecting of blood samples, ears cleansing and blood pressure measurements. Hayat is also a qualified assistant medical travel advisor.

Larissa Donkers, Doctor's Assistant

Larissa Donkers, Doctor's Assistant

Larissa Donkers works in our practice as Doctor's Assistant and is present on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. As your first contact with our practice, either during your visit or contacting us by phone, she can provide all necessary information you need. Next to her administrative task, her operational duties include taking and collecting of blood samples, ears cleansing and blood pressure measurements.

Physician in training and Junior Doctor's Assistants

Physician in training

Physician in training

Usually a physician in training is present in our practice from Monday till Friday. He/ She studies medicine at the University of Amsterdam and is fulfilling his/ her five weeks internship in general medical practice, last required internship during six years medical studies program.  
Soraya Daniels, Junior Doctor's Assistant

Soraya Daniels, Junior Doctor's Assistant

Soraya Daniels is present in our practice on Thursdays and Fridays. She is our doctor’s assistant in training and support our team during her internship while following studies for doctor’s assistant at Amsterdamse Stichting tot Opleiding van Praktijkassistenten (ASOP). She is under supervision of our regular doctor’s assistants and will assist you during your visit to our practice. In her position she fulfils administrative task and small medical procedures like blood pressure measurements.
Louiza Slimi, Junior Doctor's Assistant

Louiza Slimi, Junior Doctor's Assistant

Louiza Slimi is present in our practice on Wednesdays and Fridays. She is our doctor’s assistant in training and support our team during her internship while following studies for doctor’s assistant at Capabel Onderwijs Groep in Amsterdam. She is under supervision of our regular doctor’s assistants and will assist you during your visit to our practice. In her position she fulfils administrative task and small medical procedures like blood pressure measurements.

Noura Bahous, Junior Doctor's Assistant

Noura Bahous, Junior Doctor's Assistant

Noura Bahous is present in our practice on Thursdays and Fridays. She is our doctor’s assistant in training and support our team during her internship while following studies for doctor’s assistant at Regio College. She is under supervision of our regular doctor’s assistants and will assist you during your visit to our practice. In her position she fulfils administrative task and small medical procedures like blood pressure measurements.
Marouane Quesseksou, Junior Doctor's Assistant

Marouane Quesseksou, Junior Doctor's Assistant

Marouane Quesseksou is present in our practice on Mondays and Tuesdays. He is our doctor’s assistant in training and support our team during his internship while following studies for doctor’s assistant at Regio College in Zaandam. He is under supervision of our regular doctor’s assistants and will assist you during your visit to our practice. In his position he fulfils administrative task and small medical procedures like blood pressure measurements.

Supporting paramedics

 

Supporting not-medical staff

Wouter Bus, Practice Manager

Wouter Bus, Practice Manager

Wouter Bus is our practice manager, present in practice on Thursdays and Fridays.

His responsibilities include office staff management, orders and supplier management, laws and regulations adherence, maintenance of financial records, creation and implementation of practice’s policy. He also addresses patient complaints, suggestions and concerns. Wouter may be contacted via e-mail bus@hapdemakroon.nl.

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