Dr. Rogier Hopstaken


Rogier Hopstaken (MD PhD) is a general practitioner and innovation specialist at Star-shl diagnostic centers, a cooperation delivering diagnostic services to over 2000 GPs in the Netherlands. His special interests are point-of-care testing (POCT), respiratory tract infections and antibiotic stewardship.

His studies on the added value of CRP POCT in lower respiratory tract infections, and his ongoing activities to bridge the gap between science and patient care, have resulted in the successful implementation of quality-assured CRP POCT in routine general practice and beyond. He is still involved in research and implementation initiatives in this field, in collaboration with various research institutes.

Dr Hopstaken is a member of several working groups in the Dutch College of General Practitioners (NHG), co-authoring guidelines on acute cough and rational laboratory testing. He is the principal author of the Dutch, multidisciplinary guideline on POCT in general practice. He is also chairing the Special Interest Group POCT for the World Organization of Family Doctors (WONCA).