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What to Look for in Your Medical Tourism Provider
Posted by skymedicus STAFF on 7/24/2017 7:47 PM | Last Modified: August 2, 2017
If you’re seriously thinking about taking advantage of medical tourism – or if you have already decided that getting treatment abroad is the best option for you – then your next step is to choose the ideal medical tourism provider.
To make this process simple, safe and successful, below we highlight the 5 things you should look for in your medical tourism provider:
As you may already know from your research or in speaking with your physician, medical tourism is a catch-all term that refers to several critically important aspects, phases, stages and steps. It’s essential that your medical tourism provider has in-depth, proven and verifiable experience in this field, and that they are SPECIALISTS. Frankly, medical tourism is not something that any organization can “dabble in”.
A medical tourism provider must provide you with complete end-to-end support that starts well before you leave home for the airport, and continues after you arrive home safe, sound, healthier, and happier. Naturally, you should demand that a prospective provider give you a full, detailed list of the services they offer, and a description how they’ll support you every step of the way.
It’s been brought to our attention that some so-called “medical tourism consultants” create deliberately complex, convoluted contracts that trigger nasty billing surprises. This is a MAJOR red flag -- and not just because of the financial consequences, but also because the relationship you have with your chosen provider must be based on trust. Ensure that your provider is totally transparent and clearly identifies what they’ll charge, when and why.
Your medical tourism provider should have a database of pre-screened doctors and facilities, which have all met (or exceeded) appropriately high standards for quality, safety and patient care. At the same time – and just as importantly – you should be able to securely and privately communicate with prospective doctors BEFORE committing to any treatment or signing any agreements.
Last but certainly not least: your medical tourism provider must not apply ANY kind of sales pressure! The provider should demonstrate that their only priority is your safety and comfort, and using their expertise to ensure that you benefit from the advantages you want and expect -- e.g. dramatic cost savings, no waiting list, 24/7 concierge care, etc.
To learn more about what you should look for in your medical tourism provider, contact the SkyMedicus team today. Your consultation with us is free, as is access to our database of pre-screened, world-class doctors and surgeons.
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Topics: Medical Tourism