Team Waalfront general practice
The team consists of general practitioners Mette Claassen and Nynke Nagtzaam, doctor’s assistants Kim Broekman, Wendy Breuker and Jolanda van Esch, nurse specialists Karin Corjanus, and mental health counseller Marinus Hendriks.
General practitioner and practice owner
My name is Mette Claassen and I’ve been working as a GP since February 2017. My special interest fields are assessment of birthmarks/naevi, simple surgical skills (removal of birthmark, lipoma) and management of cardiovascular disease.
I was born and raised in Nijmegen. In 2005 I started the study of Medicine at Utrecht University. After that, I returned to Nijmegen and worked for a year and a half as a doctor at the cardiology department.
I’m married to Youri and together we have two children, Izar and Rana. We also have a dog who I like to take a walk with. Other things I like to do include reading books, sailing, playing the piano and listening to music.
General practitioner and practice owner
My name is Nynke Nagtzaam and I have been working as a GP in the region of Arnhem-Nijmegen since September 2016. Before my GP training, I worked a few years in the hospital as a doctor on an emergency care department and I worked as a doctor at department of geriatrics. Special interests: elderly care and migrant care.
In addition to my studies, I have always had a special interest for topics concerning internationalisation and intercultural differences in care. I’ve learned a lot during exchanges with family doctors from all over te world and by attending international congresses (RCGP, WONCA). Last year I worked as a volunteer in a refugee camp on Lesbos.
I live with Gerben. Things I like: travelling, gardening, sports (running), attending music concerts and theatre.
I strive for open communication in the consulting room.
Hi, my name is Kim Broekman, one of the doctor’s assistant at HAP Waalfront. I will be present 4 days a week.
I got my diploma in 2016, since then I have been working in several general practices. Besides that I have been working at a dermatology practice, however my passion lies with GP!
The thing I like about GP is the possibility to contribute to the healthcare of patients in combination with an (for me important) personal touch.
I am born and raised in Groesbeek, a small town close to Nijmegen, where I spend a lot of time with family and friends. I also spend a lot of time in the gym and I love to make beautiful (long-distance) travels.
My name is Wendy Breuker, since 2006 I have been working as a doctor’s assistant in a GP practice and as a triagist at the out of hours general practitioner centre. A great combination! After working for 14 years in a large health centre, I consciously chose this small-scale practice. I will be present 2 days a week. Quality of healthcare with personal contact is important for me.
I grew up in Wesepe and moved to Nijmegen after completing my education. Things I like to do: taking long walks, reading and attending concerts / festivals. I also enjoy spending my free time on ICT in general practice in various committees.
Jolanda van Esch- van der Molen
From may 2020 onwards you can see me at the practice on Monday, Tuesday and fridaymornings. I’ve worked several years as a doctor’s assistant and I’ve worked as a practice manager in a big health care centre for general practioners.
I’m very glad to have started in a small scale practice and I can’t wait to meet the new patients. Together with the team I would like to build up this starting practice. I like to listen to the wishes of the patients and I always think in solutions.
About a year ago My family and I moved to Beneden-Leeuwen. I have a husband and two daughters and a Berner Senner dog called Benthe. In my spare time I like to bake birtyday cakes from Marzipan.
Chronic diseases nurse
My name is Karin Corjanus. Since 1985 I live in Nijmegen, and since 1992 together with my partner Rene. Together we have two daughters and a son, who all moved out for their study not long ago. Personally I have followed Nursing school, and the course to become a nursing teacher. For more than 15 years I have worked at the Radboud hospital as a nurse, as well as an educator to future nurses. In 2006 I started the course to become a POH at the HAN, and began working as a chronic disease nurse in Health centre Bottendaal where I have worked for the past thirteen years.
Now I look forward to getting started at the Waalfront, and contributing a very young practice. My goal is to investigate which steps, either large or small, you could take to stay healthy. I will guide people with diabetes, risk of cardiovascular disease, COPD or asthma, people who want to quit smoking and elderly to become and stay fit. Furthermore, I will manage the consultation hours at homeless centre the Hulsen.
In my free time I enjoy running with friends, cycling or going for a walk. Next to that I like to visit exhibitions or the cinema, and enjoying a dinner with friends and family.
Mental Health counseller
My name is Marinus Hendriks. I’m married and I have two children. A daughter and a son. I’ve been working as a mental health counseller for 6 years now. I work in this general practice one day per week.
After graduating HBO-V (nursing school), I started working at de Grote Beek in Eindhoven als a nurse on a psychiatric ward. I’ve worked in forensic psychiatry in Zeeland for a short period of time. Before I started working as a mental health counseller I worked for 5 years fort he RIBW to support young adults.
Being a mental health counseller I want to listen carefully to your problems and I want to help you create an oversight in your problems. Together we will figure out what you need to get on track again.
We are closely working together with other health professionals, including the dietrician Maud Bernards from Profitt. She will introduce herself shortly below.
Dietician at Profitt
My name is Maud Bernards and in 2013 I gratuated in Food & Dietetics. I live in Venlo and love to work at Profitt – dietetics & lifestyle coaching. I have a passion for cooking and learn a lot from my boyfriend, who works as a chef. I’m also interested in photography, facepainting and being around my friends. I feel the happiest when I can go to the gym and work out a lot.
I like to pass that spirit to others in combination with food and lifestyle advice. I can help you to accomplish your goals. Feeling comfortable in your body, that’s what it’s all about.
I can help you in foodchoices with over-/underweight, Diabetes Mellitus, high bloodpressure, high cholesterol and gastro intestinal symptoms like Irritable Bowel Syndrome. As a lifestyle coach I can also help you to quit smoking, be more active or with sleep apneu.