Patient information which fits neatly in your pocket

Our concept

Small-format books

The PocketDoktor® books are designed in a handy pocket-sized format measuring 12 × 12 cm, making them an ideal companion which no patient should be without.

Brief & well-founded information

On 28 pages, readers can find out everything they need to know about the position and function of the affected organ, the actual illness, its frequency as well as treatment and prevention options.

Clear layout

Complex medical facts are presented in a visually comprehensible way. The appealing colour scheme used throughout encourages an understanding of how to cope with the illness.

The contents

Position of the organ

Where is the lung?

Function of the organ

How does the lung function?

Explanation of the illness?

What is COPD?


How is COPD treated?


What can you do to prevent COPD from deteriorating?

Warning signals

When should you consult a doctor?

PocketDoktor® books are available in many languages in order to assist communication between patients and medical staff around the world.

The books

There are currently more than 20 PocketDoktor® books on the following subjects: apoplexy, appendicitis, asthma, atrial fibrillation, cardiac insufficiency, chronic kidney disease, colorectal tumours, colon cancer prevention, COPD, diabetes, dialysis, diverticulitis, extraction of wisdom teeth, gall stones, inguinal hernia, hypertension, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, inhalers, intestinal obstruction, kidney stones, myocardial infarction, pneumonia, prostate cancer and prostatic hyperplasia. The PocketDoktor® concept can be extended to all medical fields. For example, in addition to explanations on certain illnesses, instructions on the handling of therapeutic aids as well as the taking of medication can be provided.

Frequently asked questions