March 24, 2017

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From Medical Travel Patient to Professional: How Personal Experience Inspired the Launch of a Business

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In 2009 I had shed 140 pounds through weight loss surgery and was in need of a plastic surgeon. Unfortunately, based on my need for healthcare rather than my ability to pay for it, I was placed on the National Health Service (NHS) waiting list for up to two years. Looking for an alternate route, […]

Jeffrey M. Hartog, M.D., Improving the Body While on Vacation

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Jeffrey M. Hartog, M.D., Bougainvillea Clinique, Winter Park, FL I’m no stranger to exotic locations and travel, especially for medical training or to meet patients’ medical needs. I grew up and received my early dentistry training in Johannesburg, South Africa. Since that time I have trained and lived in Miami, Dallas, Salt Lake City and […]

Why Medical Tourism Helps Retirees Overseas

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By Kathleen Peddicord, Publisher, liveandinvestoverseas.com If you’re considering the idea of retiring overseas, here’s an important fundamental to understand: Medicare doesn’t cross the border, and the U.S. private health insurance you have now probably doesn’t either. Before you begin to panic, recognize that there are many options for medical care and health insurance overseas. In fact, these issues are […]

Richard Krasner: Summary of “Legal Barriers to Implementing International Providers into Medical Provider Networks for Worker’s Compensation”

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Throughout the debate leading to the enactment of the 2010 Affordable Care Act (ACA), one area of healthcare has been relegated to the sidelines: the rising cost of workers’ compensation claims. One major factor for the increase of workers’ compensation claims costs is the rise of medical costs associated with those claims. The average medical […]

International Patients Flock to US for Assisted Reproductive Techniques

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By Celso P. Silva, M.D., M.S., Reproductive Medicine expert, the Center for Reproductive Medicine Celso P. Silva, M.D., M.S. After completing medical school 18 years ago, I moved from Brazil to the US and embarked on a career in reproductive medicine. My plan was to spend a year specializing in this area and then return […]

Richard Krasner: Spinal Fusion Outcomes in Washington State

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One of the most common procedures in workers’ compensation is lumbar fusion, according to Joe Paduda, the source of today’s blog post subject. In his blog post entitled, What We Nerds Love…, Joe discusses a study recently released on back surgery outcomes in the State of Washington in the February edition of Health Services Research.The study on the safety of lumbar fusions, Joe […]

Richard Krasner: Immigration Reform on the Horizon – What it Means for Medical Tourism and Workers’ Compensation

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Five years ago, members of a risk management discussion group I belong to on Yahoo Groups raised the question of whether or not illegal immigrants (i.e. undocumented immigrants) were entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. The answer most of the respondents gave was yes, but with some restrictions, depending upon the state. One respondent in particular […]

Medical Travel and Orthopedics

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By Gabrielle White, RN, CASC, Executive Director, Ambulatory Services & Network Development, Hoag Orthopedic Institute Orthopedics is one of the most promising specialty areas for medical travel. In fact, a growing number of employers are sending employees to Centers of Excellence (COE), provider organizations that specialize in a particular area, delivering better outcomes and cost-efficiency […]

International Medical Travel: 2013 Update and Prospects for the Future

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John Maa, M.D. By John Maa, M.D., Assistant Adjunct Professor of Surgery, Division of General Surgery, and director, Surgical Hospitalist Program, TheUniversity of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Traveling overseas for low-cost medical procedures was touted on Capitol Hill as an alternative to the high prices of medical care for uninsured Americans as early as 2006. By 2012, […]

Camille Hoheb: Expanding Wellness Travel Concepts: Synergy between Wellness and Cultural Tourism

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  Editor’s Note: Camille Hoheb is an advisor, speaker, researcher and travel writer specializing in healthy adventures of mind, body and spirit, as well as the founder of Wellness Tourism Worldwide (WTW), an international business dedicated to improving well-being and economic growth through travel. Towards that end, she has been exploring the link between wellness and […]

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