Tag Archives: Medical Tourism

What made me decide to go to Costa Rica for surgery?

By Cathy M. Nenninger, MBA What made me decide to go to Costa Rica for surgery?   Aside from the fact that the hospital is a Joint Commission International accredited facility meaning that it compares in standards to those here …

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MediBid on Fox 8 WGHP!

Fox 8 WGHP’s Julie Grant interviewed a business owner from North Carolina, Samuel Kniseley, who was looking for affordable medical care benefits for his company and discovered MediBid.  He was intrigued and decided to try it out for himself.  Placing …

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A Doctor’s Defiance: Challenging Universal Health Care

Canadian health care is a “model” system in name only.  For the past 16 years, Brian Day, an orthopedic surgeon in British Columbia, has been breaking the law by treating patients for cash. Surgical wait times are unacceptable, so he …

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A New, Effective, and Safe Treatment for Neuropathies

A New, effective and safe treatment for Neuropathies Neuropathy and Pain Centers of Las Vegas Robert H Odell, Jr, MD, PhD, DABA, DABPM, FIPP Founder and Chief Medical Officer The Neuropathy & Pain Centers of Las Vegas are announcing a …

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MediBid Mentioned in New York Times Post!!

On  Tues, August 6, 2013, Elisabeth Rosenthal from the New York Times wrote an article about “The Growing Popularity of Having Surgery Overseas” in response to the article she wrote “In Need of a New Hip, but Priced Out of the U.S.” …

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The Obamacare Revolt: Physicians Fight Back

Dr. Ryan Neuhofel, 31, offers a rare glimpse at what it would be like to go to the doctor without massive government interference in health care. Dr. Neuhofel, based in the college town of Lawrence, Kansas, charges for his services …

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The Pimple and the Cancer

by G. Keith Smith, MD A fellow physician told me recently that he had seen a worker’s compensation patient who had been treated and released by another surgeon for a wrist fracture.  He was now in my friend’s office complaining …

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Obamacare ‘savings’ are an expensive joke

by Lee Hieb, MD I don’t own a television, but when I travel I get my dose of boob-tube popular culture and the 24-hour news cycle. This week I was amused to hear the shrill voices on multiple news channels …

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Obamacare Insurance Plans Will Be Simple and Pricey

For one thing, insurers will want to protect against the risk that individuals entering the exchanges are those who most need health insurance because of pre-existing illness. If this sort of “adverse selection” occurs, it will raise costs to insurers. …

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Crony Capitalism History Repeats Itself

by G. Keith Smith, MD Prior to the Hill Burton Act of 1946, many if not most of the hospitals in the U.S. were owned by the physicians who worked in them.  Passage of this legislation created what we now …

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