Professor Marcia Inhorn, Part One

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Professor Marcia Inhorn, Part One Editor's Note: One of the presentations that garnered a lot of attention at the recent Center for Medical Tourism Research Conference in Austin, Texas, was Marcia Inhorn's Reproductive Tourism: Global Trends, Middle Eastern Perspectives. A Professor of Anthropology and International Affairs at Yale University, Inhorn is a

Patty Brown, President, Johns Hopkins HealthCare LLC

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Editor's Note: We're all familiar with the concept and the benefits of the 'empowered patient'. But what about the 'empowered physician'? Here's an interesting tale of one surgeon taking charge of virtually every aspect of the care he delivers, including cost. The benefits to both he and his patients are quite

Tricia Johnson, Ph.D., Rush University

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Editor's Note: As the director of the Center for Health Management & Policy Research at Rush University, Tricia Johnson, Ph.D., has been studying the economic impacts of medical travel for the past six years. A recent speaker at the Center for Medical Tourism Research conference, Dr. Johnson was

Dr. Kevin Petersen, No Insurance Surgery

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Editor's Note: We're all familiar with the concept and the benefits of the 'empowered patient'. But what about the 'empowered physician'? Here's an interesting tale of one surgeon taking charge of virtually every aspect of the care he delivers, including cost. The benefits to both he and his patients are quite

Helen “Kate” Liebelt, Global Medical Links

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Editor's Note: In 2010 I had the pleasure of meeting Kate Liebelt on a familiarization tour to Korea. Kate's energy and enthusiasm for the potential of medical travel was absolutely infectious. In the months that followed we stayed in touch, and I kept tabs on her developing networking group, Global Medical Links (GML).

Patients Beyond Borders and Medeguide Form Strategic Alliance

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Editor's Note: The recent news of the strategic alliance between Patients Beyond Borders®, the world’s leading source of consumer and industry information about international health travel, and Medeguide™, caught my interest. A seemingly great marketing tool for providers and facilities and a much-needed resource for consumers considering medical travel, I thought

Dr. Neilesh Patel, HealthSouk, Part Two

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  Editor's Note:  The founder of HealthCare Volunteer and HealthCare Tourism International (now-defunct), Neilesh Patel has a long-standing interest in global healthcare. He recently stepped firmly back into the medical industry with the launch of HealthSouk, an online marketplace for dental services. Medical Travel Today had the opportunity to

Farrah Walsh, Minverva Journeys

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Editor's Note: When you conduct as many interviews as I have related to medical travel, you end up discovering many of the reasons that drive people to join the industry. There are those in pursuit of the pure business and financial opportunity. There are the tech people who like

Dr. Neilesh Patel, HealthSouk, Part One

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Dr. Neilesh Patel, Strategic Director, HealthSouk Editor's Note:  The founder of HealthCare Volunteer and HealthCare Tourism International (now-defunct), Neilesh Patel has a long-standing interest in global healthcare. He recently stepped firmly back into the medical industry with the launch of HealthSouk, an online marketplace for dental services. Medical Travel

Nicole Serfontein, Towers Watson, PART TWO

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Editor's Note: Nicole Serfontein is a senior consultant in Towers Watson’s International Practice in Washington, D.C. What follows is part two of a conversation between Serfontein and Laura Carabello, publisher of Medical Travel Today. Part One of the interview can be accessed here. MTT: Are you familiar