My name is Mike Brennan and 10 years ago I was a self-employed American living in Japan with no health insurance. Medical care is not good in Japan AND I knew it would be absolutely unaffordable to address my unmet medical needs back in the US.
I was told Thailand offered excellent medical care at prices I could afford easily. Luckily many hospitals and clinics were available on the Internet so it was easy to find the names and addresses. I remember thinking “I can do this”!
However upon arrival in Bangkok I found that things were not as advertised, at least not as I imagined based on their representations on line, and nobody to help me I could trust or even understand easily. Some were just unacceptable while others provided care to a different standard than I was accustomed. Language was a problem and Thai doctors are uncomfortable with hard questions from prospective patients.
So to proceed I had to start slowly and go step by step. I began cautiously with a complete check up in including dental, medical, blood work, X-rays, you name it I did it.
To complete my treatments required multiple trips over the next two years. As I learned my way around the hospitals here I had all my unmet medical needs, including a knee surgery, addressed by doctors with whom I felt comfortable at prices I could afford easily. Early in this process I realized this was an exciting business opportunity for me as most medical tourists would not have the time nor could they afford unproductive trips.
Therefore ThaiMed offers service based on what I would have liked when I first arrived. We are not for everybody as some travelers still think “I can do this” AND maybe you can. BUT why would you? You won’t get a better result and you probably won’t save any money either! If you use us I believe in the end you will be glad you did.
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