Industry News: Volume 10, Issue 9


HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, N.J. & BANGKOK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Medical travelers from the United States and around the world now have the option to access a complete annual physical together with comprehensive anti-aging and wellness services in one location and over just two to three days at Bumrungrad International Hospital and its seamlessly integrated subsidiary located on the same campus downtown, VitalLife Scientific Wellness Center (VitalLife).

Bumrungrad International is the leading private multi-specialty hospital in Southeast Asia serving over 520,000 international patients annually. Together with VitalLife, with 17 years of experience and a team of dedicated, professionals from the international medical community, including hundreds of physicians with American board certifications, they make it convenient and affordable to have a comprehensive yearly medical check-up and also take advantage of:

  • Precision medicine through DNA sequencing or genetic testing
  • The most advanced technologies for hormone, micro-nutrient, and longevity testing
  • Specialized integrative treatments and cutting-edge medicine to improve health, live longer, feel younger, look better – at lower cost without compromising quality or service.

“VitalLife goes beyond checking blood pressure and cholesterol levels, giving us insight into the genetics and biochemistry that determine how long and how well we live,” says Terry Grossman, M.D., one of America’s leading authorities in anti-aging and longevity medicine who serves as international medical director, VitalLife. “Our anti-aging program redefines the aging process, complemented by advances in personalized medicine, cell therapy and aesthetics to assist in finding ways to maintain a more youthful appearance and activity levels. Men and women look better as a result of our aesthetic programs which are designed for weight loss, skin rejuvenation and hair regrowth. They emerge from our care renewed, refreshed, rejuvenated and revitalized.”

He points to the value of VitalLife’s hormone screening and replenishing program for identifying key health issues or imbalances, along with solutions to re-establish normal levels. This integrated approach leads to increased energy, sexual health, better sleep and digestive pain relief.

Assistant professor Pansak Sugkraroek, M.D., medical director, VitalLife, and head of the Obstetrics and Gynecology program at Bumrungrad, says, “As a connected network of international experts and a global thought leader, we offer the best and most advanced medical service from longevity hotspots all over the world.”

Bangkok is an easy travel destination, leading all cities in overnight visits with close to 1,400-1,500 flights a day going in and out from all parts of the world, making it feasible for people to get care for a relatively low price. Bumrungrad International provides concierge services at no charge to help patients arrange travel, and an airport representative office to arrange greetings on arrival, baggage assistance, and transportation to a hotel or the hospital upon request. Patients and their companions can stay in affordable four- and five-star accommodations, from one night to 30 nights or more, and access high quality medical treatment at a price that meets their budget.

To schedule an appointment or learn more about these programs, contact: and (USA)

About Bumrungrad International

Bumrungrad International is a Joint Commission International accredited, multi-specialty hospital located in the heart of Bangkok, Thailand. Founded in 1980, it is one of the largest private hospitals in Southeast Asia, with 580 beds and over 30 specialty centers. Bumrungrad International offers state-of-the-art diagnostic, therapeutic and intensive care facilities in a one-stop medical center. Bumrungrad International serves 1.1 million patients annually, including over 620,000 international patients. Visit

About VitalLife

A world-class integrated healthcare facility offering personalized scientifically-based “Future Health” Solutions that help each patient gain not only a longer lifespan but a greater health-span. Seamlessly integrated with Bumrungrad International Hospital, it provides a comprehensive package of healthcare services covering predictive, preventive, regenerative, and revitalizing approaches. Visit


CPR for Bumrungrad
Brittany Tedesco
201.641.1911 x14

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ACP Survey Shows Physician Interest in Implementing Telehealth 

By Kevin Kunzmann – Telehealth has become an instrument in the majority of American College of Physicians (ACP) members’ practices—albeit by a thin margin.

New survey results presented at the ACP 2019 Internal Medicine Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, PA, today showed that 51% of ACP internal medicine physicians and subspecialists have at least 1 form of telehealth service available at their work.

The finding, which categorized telehealth services into being either video visits, e-consults, remote patient monitoring, remote care management/coaching, or patient wearable data integration, indicate the growing embrace of remote coverage measures provided by practices and institutions. The organization’s survey also showed increased interest from physicians looking to implement better telehealth practices into everyday care, President Ana Maria Lopez, MPH, said.

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Department of Labor appeals ruling against ‘Trumpcare’ plans

By Kimberly Leonard – The Department of Labor on Friday filed notice that it will appeala ruling by a federal judgethat struck down a Trump administration rule letting individuals and small businesses pool together to buy health insurance. 

The decision on March 28 by U.S. District Judge John Bates, an appointee of former President George W. Bush, threatensa program the Trump administration created for customers to use as an escape hatch from high Obamacare premiums.

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April 9, 2019 – MORRISTOWN, N.J. & SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Hoy Health LLC today announced that it has completed a multi-million dollar first round of its Series Seed Preferred investment, led by 3 Ríos Ltd., RAAD Broadcasting Corp. and Ríos Commercial Corp. The new funds will be allocated to help build Hoy’s unique platform, leverage consumer data and insights into providing incremental products, value and price transparency, and build on the Hispanic focus to capture broader opportunity in providing access to affordable quality primary care for all insured and non-insured consumers.

 “Hoy product offerings are highly meaningful and well-timed, built on a commitment to answering the unmet healthcare needs of underserved populations, particularly for Hispanics, and in a way that overcomes both cultural and language barriers to accessing affordable healthcare,” says Roberto Dávila Ríos, president, 3Rios. “We are impressed by Hoy’s innovative approach to offering affordable care, Rx drugs, chronic condition management programs and telehealth/virtual care that will result in approved access to care, coupled with real savings for those who need it most. We are confident that Hoy will continue to expand its customer base, given its track record for engaging consumers from 14 states and four countries, as well as hospital/clinic and retail clients, in a relatively short timeframe.”

Following financing, Hoy will increase marketing support for HoyRx where, for the first time, consumers can purchase medications either online, or at any of Hoy’s growing list of physical retail points, and have them delivered to their family in Latin America within 24 hours.

“Following an extensive due diligence process, 3Ríos Group has shown to be an ideal partner to lead the round as both a financial and strategic investor,” says Mario Anglada, CEO, Hoy Health. “As an active investor and manager of a number of media properties in Puerto Rico, Roberto Dávila Ríos has deep knowledge and interest in both the Hispanic community in the United States and in Latin America. As a strategic partner, RAAD Broadcasting Corp. will also provide access to its media platform to reach and educate the market about Hoy Health.”

With this funding, Hoy announces new strategic hires, including Martin Greger, chief product officer, Jose Aguilar, chief strategy officer, Patrick Todd, chief marketing officer, Jose Febus, chief technology officer, Hilton Perez, M.D., chief clinical officer, and Lenis Guzman, director of marketing.

To learn more or become an investor, contact

About Hoy Health

Hoy Health, LLC is a first-of-its-kind health-tech platform that provides a comprehensive and integrated bilingual healthcare support ecosystem to medically underserved patients offering solutions relative to medication access, medication adherence, tele-health and chronic condition management programs. Hoy Health was named by FierceHealthcare as one of the top “Fierce 15” health companies of 2019. Visit (“Hoy”, pronounced “oi”, is the Spanish word for “today”.)

CPR for Hoy Health
Brittany Tedesco
201.641.1911 x14

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