Misconception #1: Foreign Medical Professionals are not as qualified or have less training.

Though in some markets across the globe the statement above does still have merit, it no longer applies to a large majority of the thriving medical tourism markets. Many of the physicians in developing markets are educated in the US or Western European medical schools. These foreign doctors are trained…

Meet some of our dentists in Costa Rica!!! (Video)

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8azI0gVdzg&feature=g-all-u[/youtube] By Andrew Krumtinger…

Misconceptions about Medical Travel (Part I)

Though travel maybe one of the last things on your mind when you are in need of a medical procedure, there are several statistics that make a compelling argument stating the contrary. Raising costs for routine check-ups, dental care, and cosmetic surgery in developed countries (particularly the US and Western…

2 Ways to Find an International Doctor [INFOGRAPHIC]

Now that we’ve addressed the “what” and the “why,” we turn our attention to the “how.”  Through what channels are people who’ve chosen to engage in medical travel currently doing so; how do they find a doctor that will meet their specific treatment needs? For our analysis we…

Is Lower Cost Treatment Enough?

Today we hone in on reason #4, lower cost (note this is not a ranking, just where it happens to fall in our Top 6 Reasons for Medical Travel).  Cost, a significant driver for many medical travelers, can be somewhat elusive and variable.  While cost disparities, based on very general…

Top 6 Reasons for Medical Travel

There are a number of reasons that people travel for medical treatment, some of which generate outbound traffic while others bring inbound patients from abroad to any given country.  For our analysis, we’ve attributed six key driving factors to this movement of people across eight distinct geographies (Asia, Africa,…

What is Medical Travel?

Simply put, medical travel is the practice of traveling outside of one’s country of residence, specifically for the purpose of attaining medical treatment.  Due to an inability to get the necessary treatment at home, people proceed to seek it out abroad.  Global inefficiencies, whether they’re manifest in the…