Understanding the Journey of a Medical Tourist by Dan Mitroi

******Guest Blog Post: This post is written by Dan Mitroi******

You’re thinking about getting treatment abroad. You heard about it on your TV, on the internet, from your friends, relatives or acquaintances. Medical tourism is a highly debated topic nowadays and you can find information available everywhere. But how do you know which are the steps to be followed, how does this journey take place and which are the things to keep in mind?

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Photo Credit: hitconsultant.net

Deciding to go for medical treatment abroad is a big decision for anyone. It involves the patient’s health, money, time and other types of resources. It’s important to know key aspects about the journey you are thinking to make.

First, the international patient starts a detailed research online. A lot of hospitals, medical hubs, clinics, a lot of treatment options, plenty of doctors and many testimonials from other people. Prices are also ranging depending on the destination and the treatment offered. Numerous packages that include accommodation, transportation and other facilities. Which one is the best for you? – you may be asking.

First things first: as a responsible adult, the medical tourist want to be safe during the entire trip. Wants to have plenty of options to choose from. Wants to receive advice from people with experience in this field. And that’s why the patient starts searching for a medical tourism company that offers the services needed by anyone planning this kind of journey. Companies like PlacidWay are able to help people choose among renowned hospitals, treatment options and doctors. They offer packages that include all the facilities that will make this trip facile and comfortable. Of course, the packages can be customized for each and every patient.

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Photo Credit: viamed.am

After choosing a trustworthy medical tourism company, the patient knows that there is someone there to help during the entire process. After analyzing multiple destinations, clinics, doctors, treatment options, packages and prices, together with the medical tourism consultants, the patient is able to pick the option that best fits his needs. The package that gathers everything, from transportation, accommodation, medical care, consultations, tests to after care and some days extra to visit the new place he’s never been before.

The big day has come. The patient steps into the plane, starting the real part of the journey to a healthier life and to knowing a new, exciting place. The plane is leaving and shortly, the patient arrives at the destination. The transportation to the hotel or hospital is waiting. After checking in, the medical tourist goes for his first evaluation and first lab tests. After the results, he’s ready to go. The procedure or the treatment will start the next day. The patient meets the doctor and the staff, asks questions, and makes sure everything will happen according to the plan.

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Photo Credit: insurancequotes.org

After undergoing the treatment or the procedure, the patient spends some time at the after-care and, at the end enjoys some extra days visiting a new, exciting place. Healthier, happier and more accomplished.

After getting the doctor’s last recommendations, the patient is ready for departure. He steps in the plane, waiting to get home and talk about this experience he is happy about. The medical tourist lands home. He keeps in touch both with the medical tourism company and the doctor from the hospital abroad, for further updates and recommendations.

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Photo Credit: medtravellr.com

The entire time, the international patient keeps in touch with the medical tourism company. The role or organizations like PlacidWay is to assist the patient before, during and after the journey and make sure everything is fine.

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About The Adventures of a Nigerian-American

I love to experience new cultures and explore the world. My family calls me ‘Ajala the Traveler’. Ajala is a Nigerian who lived in the 1950s. It is said that Ajala loved to travel and has visited all the countries in the world. Several legend and myths have been woven around his personality and travels. It is also claimed he traveled using a scooter, a truck and on foot. He rose to fame when a song was written in his honor by a Nigerian musician. The song begins “Ajala travels all over the world…” Well, am not Ajala nor have I traveled as much as he did but I do LOVE to travel. At every opportunity I get, I never hesitate to hop on a plane or international bus. As of June 2016, I have been to 55 countries . When I'm not traveling, I teach.

Posted on August 16, 2015, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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