17 Oct Your Doctor Can Accompany You for Treatments Abroad
Doctors making house calls are no longer a thing of the past. It is now a regular practice for patients to get acute and chronic medical care for non-life threatening conditions, in the comfort of their homes. Taking a step further, doctors are now accompanying their clients out of the country. International medical getaways and recovery centers are popular due to lower medical costs outside the United States. This has been happening for the past few years for plastic surgeries, joint replacements, rehab and other medical endeavors.
The recent term, ‘Medical tourism’, is self-explanatory. Top services for which people travel are–
- Plastic and reconstructive surgery
- Cosmetic and general dentistry
- Bariatric medicine
- Cardiovascular procedures
- Orthopedic surgery
- Cancer treatment
- Reproductive treatments
- Addiction treatments
- General surgeries
- Wellness treatments
Read on if you want to know what it means. Doctors join their clients in hospitals in foreign locations and recovery centers. It makes sense since house call doctors typically have a great patient-doctor relationship and understand the patients in context of their lifestyle and environment. Patients are also more comfortable with their existing doctor than a foreign one.
More than 700,000 US residents travel abroad for medical care each year. Costa Rica, India, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea are popular medical tourism destinations. Some providers such as Johns Hopkins, The Mayo Clinic, and Harvard even have. If you are a Blue Cross & Blue Shield member, you take your healthcare benefits with you when you are abroad. Through the BlueCard Worldwide program, you have access to medical assistance services, doctors and hospitals.
To learn more about house call doctors and primary care physicians, call Pacific Medical Care at 619-333-8114. Pacific Medical Care offers a broad suite of healthcare services, with the goal in mind of providing expert, customized, first rate care to treat the whole patient. Pacific Medical Care has turned healthcare delivery truly into a “Patient First” service by making the doctor come to YOU.