The ifa was founded my Dr. med. Dieter Kissling, FMH General Medicine and Occupational Medicine through outsourcing by the company medical services of the ABB in 1995. The ifa currently encompasses five business divisions.
The ifa along with its 21 specialised doctors (general medicine, internal medicine, paediatrics and youth medicine, psychiatry, occupational medicine) is an important general medical practitioner to the people of the Baden region. In addition to running a normal medical practice we also run a HMO centre for SWICA, Atupri, Helsana Progrès, sansan and Concordia. All doctors are employed by the ifa and receive a fixed income in return for their activities. The practice in Baden is equipped with state-of-the-art technology. Administration and technical examinations including x-rays are all digitally registered.
The ifa runs health centres in the locations Baden, Birr, Turgi and Oerlikon. They emerged from the former ABB sanitary stations and were integrated into the ifa by request of the ABB in 1996. The financing takes place through contracted companies (biggest customers: ABB Switzerland, Alstom Switzerland, Bombardier Switzerland). Employees have the opportunity to come to the health centres unannounced during the opening hours in case of a health problem and receive consultation from a specialist.
The ifa acts as company physicians to the companies ABB Switzerland, Alstom Switzerland and Bombardier Switzerland. Further important partners are: Siegfried Chemie Zofingen, Habasit AG Reinach BL, Migros (MGB, cooperatives, Industries and corporations), PriceWaterhouseCooper, ABB affiliated group and many more mandates.
The occupational medical care extends from the executions of surveys in line with the UVG or ArG to individual problems at the workplace. The ifa regularly heads occupational medical campaigns for in the corporation.
The field of operational health promotion was founded in 1997. The filed currently incorporates 14 employees. It mainly concerns occupational psychologists and kinetic scientists. The ifa is market leader in the field of operational health promotion in Switzerland. We attend to patients nationwide and also on the adjacent borders in all questions concerning health at the workplace. Our customers are: ABB, Alstom, Gesundheitsförderung Schweiz, Die Post, SBB, SWICA, AXA Winterthur, Schweizerischer Versicherungsverband, diverse federal offices and many more enterprises.
The ifa has expanded its extensive offers by another innovative service through the introduction of medical videoconferences. The platform of the medical videoconference offers the answer to countless questions on medical care. With the help of telemedicine, we can confront the deprivation of primary health care in remote areas in Switzerland and worldwide. Medical consultations for pensioners living in residential neighbourhoods for the elderly will be facilitated, psychotherapeutic care for expats in their own mother tongue will be enabled and consultation hours for employees on isolated oilrigs can be made feasible. All this will be made possible thanks to life size and real-time audio and video transmissions of the highest quality. The ifa has access to the technical equipment as well as the qualified doctors and therapists needed to administrate telemedicine to patients in their home country and abroad.
For more information on the ifa, go to the rubric about the ifa.