You may be hearing lot about medical and Dental Tourism in the news and may be wondering if this can benefit you at all and what are the risks associated with it.
Let us discuss who can be a good candidate for dental or Medical Tourism and what are some of the procedures which can save you money on your next vacation.
If you visit your friends or family regularly in countries like Mexico, Singapore, India, Thailand, Malaysia, Taiwan, China or South Korea you should consider health care options available there and how you can take advantage of these either for you or for a family member.
Are you going on vacation to Costa Rica, Caribbean islands or any other medical tourism hot spots? You may want to research dental or medical facilities there and take advantage of world-class hospitals and could save some money. You could as well enjoy an affordable health Spa in these vacation destinations.
Do you have high deductible health insurance plan and need a dental or medical procedure done, you may be a good candidate!
Are you a resident of a country where health care costs are high or there is a long waiting time for your turn to get the medical attention you need, research the global options available to you to see if you can be a good candidate. There are abundant resources online.
Are you one of those millions of diaspora living away from the home country visiting family when ever you get chance, you may want to utilize the relatively less expensive radiology services like MRI, full body scans etc.
If you are one of those people traveling on business to countries where medical and dental costs are low, you could get that extra dental visit at a fraction of cost.
This is not an easy choice to make when it comes to complicated surgeries or when one is not in a condition to travel. Please read the AMA guide lines for patients traveling for treatment.
Medical Tourism need not mean going to foreign countries, many companies in U. S. A like Lowes, a home improvement store has an agreement with Cleveland clinic in Ohio. There could be a hospital within the country which may be affordable.
Before making a decision, research enough! After your experience, please be sure to share with others. You sure will be helping lot of others in making an informed decision by sharing your experience.
TourNCare, an online medical tourism community provides all the necessary medical tourism information to meet the needs of today’s Global Patient and to be a resource for the medical tourism community.