Career & Training

Dra. Iris-Alexandra Henkel


Frau Dra. Iris Alexandra Henkel, DeniaDoctor My home is at the border triangle close to Basel. From 1990 to 1997 I studied human medicine at the renowned Ruprecht-Karls-Universität zu Heidelberg. The University of Heidelberg is one of the oldest European universities and the oldest in Germany.

After successfully completing my medical studies and starting my career in internal medicine, I spent four years at an academic teaching hospital at the University of Heidelberg where I trained to become an
Neurologist. During this time I was mainly on the acute neurological ward and got to know a broad spectrum of neurological diseases (stroke, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease).

Focus on neurology

In addition, I have worked several months of my training period on the neurological early rehabilitation. This involved early rehabilitation of stroke patients, but also long-term treatment of epilepsy, movement disorders, hypoxic brain damage, craniocerebral trauma and brain tumours.

During my work as a ward physician I learned the technical examinations in neurophysiology, ultrasound (e.g. colour duplex sonography of the brain supplying cervical vessels) and the medical evaluation of neuroradiological CT and MRI examinations.

As part of my further training as a neurologist, I worked for three years in a clinic for psychiatry and psychotherapy. There I treated patients with acute and chronic psychoses, neuroses, psychosomatoses, physically justified mental disorders, dementias, personality disorders, drug, alcohol and drug addictions.

Why living abroad?

Immediately after graduating from high school, I worked as an au pair in San Diego, California, for 15 months. This time had a great influence on me and I had the desire to live abroad permanently. I particularly liked the positive and open interpersonal interaction and the multicultural exchange. At that time I was faced with the decision: Do I study human medicine or a language? Good friends gave me advice, which was then decisive for me: “You can learn languages all your life, you usually only study medicine at a young age”.

Back home again, however, I first began training as a management secretary at the NSH (Bildungszentrum für Business und Sprachen) in Basel/Switzerland. I completed my training with the title “Management Assistant with Federal Diploma”. At the same time, I passed the medical test and enrolled at the University of Heidelberg before completing my training.

During my neurological training I got an offer to work in Scotland. Shortly afterwards I met my husband, who has family ties to Spain. When we spent our first holiday together in Spain, it was clear to both of us that we wanted to move our centre of life to the Iberian Peninsula. So I turned down the offer in Scotland and concentrated on a future in Spain.

Emigration to Spain

At the end of 2006 I emigrated with my husband to Spain. During the first weeks I worked there in a pharmacy in order to get acquainted with the local medicines. At the same time I learned the language and worked in various German and English doctor’s surgeries.

From late summer 2007 until the end of 2013 I was able to gather my professional experience as a general practitioner in the emergency room (“Urgencias”) of the Clinica Benidorm hospital. At the same time I was working for hours in the general practitioner’s care of the Spanish “Seguridad Social” on day and night duty. In addition, I expanded my knowledge of complementary medicine both during my work in a preventive medical centre and as a doctor in the well-known SHA Wellness Clinic in el Albir.

Own practice in Dénia

Since 2015, I have been regularly training in the field of aesthetic medicine, both in Germany and in Spain. I am a member of the worldwide network Lipolysis.

I took over the internist practice in Dénia-La Pedrera from my predecessor in February 2014. I am proud of the fact that since then we have not only significantly expanded our medical care, but also our preventive care services for our patients.

My team and I work hard every day to become even better for you!

My team and I work hard every day to become even better for you!

Dra. Iris-Alexandra Henkel´s work in video portrait (Spanish)

Our team

We want you to feel in good hands with us right from the start. This is what the entire DeniaDoctor team is committed to every day. If you have any questions or need support, we are here for you!


MedizinMedical assistant and responsible for reception and administrative tasks. Nadja speaks German, Spanish and English.ische Fachangestellte und verantwortlich für Rezeption und administrative Aufgaben. Nadja spricht Deutsch, Spanisch und Englisch.


Nadja's right hand, responsible for registration and administration.


Trained nurse. Lucia speaks German, Spanish and English.

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