In 1991 Billy and Akaisha Kaderli retired at the age
of 38. Now, into their 3rd decade of this
financially independent lifestyle, they invite you
to take advantage of their wisdom and experience.
Top Ten Medical Tourism Q&A We
often get readers asking us basic questions about medical tourism and we wanted
to share the answers to some of the most common questions we get asked. How do
you know if this option will work for you? Click on the above link to help you
Alicias Convalescent Complex
In the past we have written about the costs
Care in the States and compared these costs to options available in the
Chapala Lakeside area in Mexico. I promised that I'd look into individual
locations here to give you a better idea of what your money would buy. This is
what I found at Alicia’s Convalescent Complex. Read more...
Anadolu Medical Center
More than fifty Turkish healthcare facilities
have gained accreditation from the Joint Commission International, making Turkey
one of the main destinations for medical tourists and offering fierce
competition to countries like Thailand. The Anadolu Medical Center in Gebze
stands out from the large number as one of the most praised. Anadolu Medical
Center International Services Department, +90 262 678 5740 *English
Angeles Health Intenational Serving
on average more than 1,200 medical tourism patients every year, U.S. based
Angeles Health International is the medical travel division of the largest
private hospital family in Mexico.
Asklepios Klinik Barmbek Located in
Hamburg, Germany, this is the only facility from Western Europe to make the
top 10 hospitals in 2014 according to
the Medical Travel Quality Alliance (MTQUA).
With a staff that's more than proficient in English, Russian and Arabic
languages, this German hospital also focuses on thinking ahead, offering
support to their foreign patients before treatment is set to begin.
Assurant Health offers affordable short term health insurance. Coverage
starts the day after you apply and you may keep your own doctors. Fixed benefit,
major medical, temporary insurance, international insurance and student health
Bangkok Dental Spa Located in Bangkok, Thailand, this is Asia's
first dental spa. Offering high technology of dentistry along with contemporary
spa ambience, this clinic specializes in cosmetic dentistry, laser tooth
whitening, dental implants, crown and bridges, bone grafts, and offers general
dentistry as well. Sounds of trickling water and light music accompany 9
dentists and 1 massage therapist. Information available online in English,
German and Dutch.
The Bangkok Heart Hospital is comprised of ten
departments : the Heart Clinic, Non-Invasive Investigation Laboratory, the
Cardiac Rehabilitation Clinic, Cardiac Catheterization Lab, Cardiac CT
(Multi-Slice CT Scanner), Cardiovascular MRI (CMR), the Cardiac Care Unit, the
Cardiac Ward, the Operating Theaters and CCU Ambulance (Mobile CCU). All are
well equipped with state-of-the-art technology. Ask a Doctor, packages and
pricing, supports and services.
Bangkok Hospital Centers and Clinics
offers programs and packages for considerable savings.
Bangkok International Dental
Center Dental implants and cosmetic dentistry. The official
center for Straumann dental implants.
Billy puts Medical Tourism in Guatemala City to a Test
Recently I was admitted into
a private hospital in Guatemala City, for major abdominal pain and related
issues. My local doctor in Panajachel recommended that I go to the hospital for
better analysis and treatment of my condition after she examined me twice - once
on a late night house call ($19.00) to my hotel room. Doctora Zulma arranged
transportation and called the hospital ahead of time so that my admission was
expected and things would run smoothly. Read more...
Billy's Medical Tourism Follow Up
This medical experience sparked a load of inquiries and comments from our
Readers. We thought that some of you may share the same questions or concerns,
so we have posted a few of these inquiries with our responses. Read more...
Bumrungrad Hospital Located in Bangkok, Thailand, this internationally
accredited hospital currently serves almost a million patients a year from over
100 countries. Find a doctor, make an appointment, check out pricing and medical
packages offered. Information available online in 14 languages. Consider this as
an option if you need major surgery. It could save you thousands of
dollars and you would get excellent care.
Bupa offers worldwide health
options with flexible international health insurance plans for
individuals and families.
Buying Medical Care vs buying Medical Insurance Medical expenses
are increasing at 8-20% per year while our incomes are not, and the
rules are changing. For the benefit of ourselves and our families,
we must learn about all the options in order to determine the best
possible plan. Read more...
Cancer Treatment in Guatemala Just say the word…. “Cancer” ….and
all sorts of emotions arise. Sometimes the grief strikes close to
home, like a husband, sister, or worse, a child. But more and more,
we are experiencing another set of emotions regarding cancer
treatment today: Hope, bravery, triumph, relief and gratitude. Read
Facilities in Mexico Independent Living, Convalescent Care,
Assisted Living - here you will find a variety of care options, from
active adults to those with Alzheimers and dementia problems. You
might need wound care, companionship or assistance after surgery.
Or, perhaps you would like to invest in a community which would
allow you to move into continuous care if you should ever need it.
Resort Chiang Mai, Thailand is set in the beautiful and tranquil
kilometers north of Chiang Mai, in the North of Thailand. The
retirement facility is an enclosed 4 star facility built on 11 acres
meters) of land with mountain views. The retirement facility
has its own dedicated, professional nursing staff and
specially trained to give good care and stimulation to the elderly.
The care is provided 24 hours. We cater for all levels of required
care giving as much independence to the individual as their needs
allow. We do not represent the view of an
institutionalized nursing home; life with us is like living
in a 4 star resort but with the required care on-hand.
American Dental, and
Central America Doctors.
Cheaper Alternative to U.S. Long Term Care Alicia's complex
consists of renovated personal houses, and will give you the feeling
of living in a real home, not a faceless institution. None of us
look forward to the possible next stages of life if we or a loved
one need special care. But continuous care facilities like Alicia's
provide assistance and peace of mind for a fraction of the cost that
many facilities in the U.S. charge. Read more...
Chiang Mai Dental Clinic 617
Charoenmuang Rd., Muang, Chiangmai, tele: (66) 053.266.557, email:
general dentistry and Cosmetic Dentistry, Prosthetic Dentistry,
Orthodontic Treatment, Endodontic Dentistry, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery,
Dental implants and Periodontal (GUM) Treatments. All our quality equipment
is up-to-date and always kept according to safety standards.
Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital in
South Africa is a teaching hospital for the University of the Witwatersrand
Medical School, along with the Charlotte Maxke Johannesburg Academic Hospital,
Helen Joseph Hospital and the Rahima Moosa Mother and Child Hospital. It is the
biggest hospital in south Africa.
As one of the most praised hospitals from the Middle East,
the Clemenceau maintains their affiliation with Johns Hopkins, making the
Beirut based facility a good choice for medical tourists. For any feedback
about your stay: Tel: +961 1 372888 ext. 1628,1629 e-mail:
Cleveland Clinic International Each year thousands of patients come to
Cleveland Clinic from around the world for specialized medical care. If you
live outside the United States, Cleveland Clinic's International Center is
your link to one of the largest and most respected academic medical centers
in the world.
Healthcare, Inc. based in Columbia, South
Carolina, is dedicated to offering additional health care choices to
patients at accredited international medical facilities. They work
with agents, employers, individuals and third party administrators.
If you have a high deductible healthcare plan, a limited benefit or
a 'mini-medical' plan this could be the perfect complement for you.
Post Operative Care in some locations and
travel arrangements to and from overseas internationally
Continuous Care: Opening Up the Conversation According to Pew
Research, approximately 10,000 Boomers turn 65 every day for the
next 16 years. While being 65 isn’t necessarily old, questions about
continuing care and assisted living seem to loom on the horizon more
largely for us than before.
Dental Care in Chapala Mexico Regardless of how good one’s
health is, most people have had dental work. It’s not an unfamiliar
circumstance, and of all the categories of medical tourism, this one
seems to have the safest image. Read more...
Dental Care in Guatemala In recent
years, Guatemala has become known as a first-class destination for
those seeking high-quality, affordable dental care. Read more...
Dental Care in Malaysia
For a scale of professional fees, take a look at this dental site in
Malaysia. If you need extensive work done, the money you save can
pay for your plane fare there. For a list of services available,
Tourism If you are looking for information on Medical Tourism -
whether it's conventional treatment, dental care, alternative care
or health spas, check out this site. Comprehensive informational
site worth visiting.
My Eyes Visiting eye hospitals can be a jarring experience.
There are those with gauze patches over their eyes or those who
stare out from orbs which no longer function. Read more...
Domestic Medical Tourism
This center is owned and operated by approximately 40 of the top
surgeons and anesthesiologists in central Oklahoma. The facility has
been accredited by the AAAHC since 1998 without interruption and has
annually provided care to thousands of patients. Read more...
Don's Personal Medical Tourism Experience
Don, one of our Readers, has been very kind to share his recent
personal medical tourism experience with utilizing Bumrungrad,
located in Bangkok, Thailand. Read more...
Escort Heart Institute in New Delhi, India performs nearly
15,000 heart operations every year and the death rate among patients
during surgery is only 0.6 percent for the last five years - less
than half that of most major hospitals in the United States.
Escort manages nearly 900 hospital beds in three large hospitals
locatedin New Delhi, Faridabad, and Amritsar. For a walk through,
Guide The first and
original compilation of drug data that has been specifically collected
for the Expatriates of the United States and Canada. NOT a mail order
drug store, only offers information, reviewed by pharmacists, for the
traveler, the vacationer or the Expatriate. Interactive site to search
for your prescription drug in Mexico. Top selling prescription drugs of Canada, USA
and Mexico during 2007 and 2008. PDR equivalent and current.
Factors Stimulating Medical Tourism The term “medical tourism”
essentially means traveling overseas primarily to avail of medical
treatments that are either not available in one’s native country or
which are beyond one’s financial means. Read more...
Finger of Fate Akaisha's freak accident knocked us off our game
a bit and for the first couple of weeks, we were both very concerned
that she was going to lose her finger. That crisis has passed and we
are both very grateful! Read more...
Bangalore's Fortis facility, as fitting for Indian medicinal
culture, is patient centric and has over 40 specialties under one
roof. A great choice for healthcare tourists that want to consider
their options carefully and benefit from good treatment. Fortis
Hospital, 154/9, Bannerghatta Road, Opposite IIM-B, Bangalore -
560076, Karnataka. Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org Fax: +91 80 6621 4242, +91 80
Surgical procedures are performed with the latest available
technology and the staff is able to communicate efficiently with
patients long before they even travel to Singapore. Gleneagles
Singapore, 6A Napier Road, Singapore 258500, Hospital Mainline: +65
6473 7222, Email:
email@example.com Appointment & Medical Enquiry: +65 6575 7575,
Fax: 65 6470 5616.
Going Naked As you know, Billy and I have traded security for
adventure many times in our lives. And when it comes to health
insurance and the price of health care, it's no different. Read
Grace Dental Clinic Located in Chiang Mai, Thailand Tel: (66)
053-894 568 - 69, Fax: (66) 053-894 570, Office Hours :Mon - Sat 9.00
A.M. - 8.30 P.M., Sun 9.00 A.M. - 5.00 P.M. Email:
Has 24 specialists and a well
qualified staff who can communicate in English and other foreign
languages such as German, Mandarin and Japanese (with translator).
Up-to-date technology available and high standard of sterilization. The
clinic is set in pleasant grounds , providing a relaxed, friendly
atmosphere. Dental implants, teeth whitening, crown, bridge, dentures,
inlays / onlays, oral surgeon available, radiologist available, gum
treatment, root canal treatment, Orthodontics (braces). Offices
available in Bangkok, Ko Samui, Pattaya and Phuket as well.
Great Ormond Sgreet Hospital is one of
the world's leading children's hospitals. There are more than 50 different
clinical specialities at GOSH.
Travel brings the most highly skilled surgeons, doctors and
dentists of Guatemala together with patients from America, and other
countries, who are seeking a more cost-effective solution to their
medical needs. A treatment referral and travel agency, Guatemala
Medical Travel will help you maintain your bills at 60-80% less than
normal US prices and help you will all details including
accommodation, translation, transfer of funds, tour guides and all
personal services. To
watch an insightful and instructive video on Guatemala Medical
Travel with interviews of both Doctors and Patients,
Having Healthcare Needs Met
Outside the U.S.
Q&A from a Reader.
Healthbase healthcare beyond boundaries. If you have a health
issue relating to orthopedic surgery, spine procedures, cardiac
surgery, bariatric surgery, laparoscopic surgery, cosmetic surgery
or dental problems, take a look at this impressive site. The
FAQ page gives answers to many of your questions and concerns
whether they be personal, financial or technical.
Register to get a free cost estimate.
Healthcare Beyond Boundaries Christus Muguerza International is
the first hospital in Mexico with Joint Commission Accreditation
meeting the highest international standards for quality and safety
in healthcare services.
Health Concerns While Traveling Traveling brings about lots of
challenges in daily living, and flexibility is the key to going with
Health Tourism in Malaysia Medical expertise in Malaysia ranks
among the best in the world and most private hospitals in the country
have internationally recognized quality and standards.
include the MS ISO9002 or accreditation by the Malaysian Medical
Society for Quality of Health (MSQH). All private medical centres
must be approved and licensed by the Ministry of Health. To read
about medical health packages,
Hip and Knee Replacements on the Rise from Active Baby
Boomers. Every year more than half a millionkneee replacements
andmore than 150,000 hip replacements are performed in the U.S.
HTH Worldwide gives you quotes for international health
insurance covering inside and outside the U.S. Plans include the
Global citizen for crew ship members or missionaries, or Global
Citizen Expat. View benefits, get a quote.
Immunity Therapy Center
is a modern medical center that offers the most effective, more
natural, less aggressive patient-focused medical solutions for
cancer treatment and other chronic degenerative diseases. Unique
cancer treatment programs. Dr. Carlos
619-407-7753 and 619-415-4443. Strategically
located just 5 minutes from the U.S. Mexico International Border,
and just 20 min. from the San Diego International Airport. FREE
transportation from the airport to our facilities is provided for a
worry free experience.
In India they really like older people Steve Herzfeld crossed
continents to find his parentsa quality of care they could never
have afforded at home.
International Health Insurance IHI was one of the first
insurance companies in the world to offer international insurance
plans. Over the last 30 years IHI has introduced more new products
than any of the competitors including preventative services, health
consulting services and online solutions for the convenience of
their customers. Both healthcare insurance and travel insurance.
International Medical Group provides international medical
insurance, travel insurance and service to the international
community whether you are visiting short-term or living abroad
indefinitely. Get a quote, 24 hour access.
Interview with MediTravel Solutions
David Bolick and his partner,
Bryan Clark are the owners of MeditTravelSolutions in Jalisco,
Mexico. Read more for answers to your Medical Tourism questions.
Interview with Owner of Guatemala Medical Travel
Our objective at Retire
Early Lifestyle is to offer our Readers viable solutions to
retirement challenges. With the prices of medical care and health
insurance in the States being so high, Medical Tourism or Medical
Travel is a workable answer for many. Lori Shea is the owner of
Guatemala Medical Travel and she shares some insights on
this conundrum. Read more...
Interview with Passport Medical Travis Kraft is the owner of
Passport Medical and he shares some very important
insights on Medical Travel. Read more...
Johns Hopkins is one of the leading health care systems in the United
States. It operates 6 academic and community hospitalsand 4 suburban health care
and surgery centers, and 39 primary and specialty care outpatient sites.
Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations
International gives foreign doctors and hospitals accreditation.
Doctors are board certified or have similarly high standards of
accreditation and this organization is highly respected in the
List of JCI accredited hospitals in Thailand
Maneuvering through Medical Events Overseas What about the
When it comes
to navigating health care issues in a foreign country, lots of
travelers or would-be Expats have a legitimate concern over the
language barrier. While there is a possibility that you could find
yourself in the backwaters of Vietnam, in a lonely village in the
mountains of China or Tibet, or spending the night in a hill tribe
pueblo reachable only by rickety bridges, chances are you will be
somewhere close to a civilized town or large city. Read more...
MD Anderson Cancer Center seeks to be
the premier cancer center in the world, based on the excellence of their people,
their research-driven care and their science. They are making Cancer History.
Medical Tourism Association is the first membership based
international non-profit trade association for the medical tourism
and global healthcare industry made up of the top international
hospitals, healthcare providers, medical travel facilitators,
insurance companies, and other affiliated companies and members with
the common goal of promoting the highest level of quality of
healthcare to patients in a global environment.
Medical Tourism Blog
Medical tourism stories with pricing. This could be a viable alternative for
your medical needs.
Medical Tourism: Closing the International Health Care Gap
“Medical travel has influenced how top health care providers view
potential clients, because competition for patients is no longer
based only on proximity but also on services, measurable outcomes,
and costs.” Josef Woodman, CEO and Founder, Patients Beyond Borders.
Medical Tourism India Quality Surgery
India helps foreigners get low cost medical treatments in
superlative hospitals in India. The company also provides price
estimates for various procedures and details about qualified doctors
Medical Tourism Mexico Mexico Health
facilitates low cost medical treatments across various locations in
Mexico. Their vast network includes some of the best surgeons and
top-notch healthcare facilities in Mexico. The company provides free
price quotes and other information to foreigners seeking medical
treatments in Mexico.
Mediclinic A mirror of the
country's greatly improved healthcare system, this private facility in
Johannesburg houses many specialists and offers great services to their
foreign patients. Physical Address: Strand Road/Strandweg, Stellenbosch,
7600, Postal Address: P.O. Box 456, Stellenbosch, 7599. Tel: (021) 809 6500,
Fax: (021) 809 6756, ETHICS LINE: 0800 005 316.
Medigo Find healthcare abroad.
MEDIGO lists clinics and
hospitals which have earned the most respected international
accreditations and certifications in medicine. Popular destinations,
is an American owned and operated, medical
tourism company facilitating the healthcare needs of North American
health tourism patients seeking all forms of medical travel
programs. They focus on
providing you with a safe and stress-free medical
affiliated physicians, and
Now Health International
provides a range of award winning expatriate insurance plans that
offer global cover at highly competitive premiums.
Number One Retirement Fear Health care issues are the #1 biggest
fear retirees have according to an AARP study recently released.
Can you afford to
retire? Read more...
More on the #1 Biggest Retirement Fear and
Continuing the Discussion - #1 Biggest Retirement Fear
Nursing Homes at Lake Chapala Ajijic for an insight into
affordable care for aging loved ones in pleasant surroundings
without breaking the bank.
Casa de Ancianos in Lake Chapala.
Joy! Another Dental Emergency, Panajachel, Guatemala As you
might know yourself, sometimes dental issues show up as a surprise;
a tooth cracks, a cap falls off, a bridge breaks. And none of it is
fun. Read more...
Orthopedic Care in Guatemala In Guatemala, Dr. Guillermo
Claverie is a leading figure in the field of orthopedics. He has
over 25 years of experience and performs 500 total hip and knee
replacements per year.
Borders is the world’s most trusted source of consumer
information about international medical and health travel. will
connect you with world-class, affordable healthcare in
American-accredited hospitals with US board-certified doctors and
Piyavate Hospital in Bangkok Less expensive than Bumrungrad in
Bangkok, but still highly rated, check out this private hospital.
Find hotel rooms near the hospital also
facilitates quality, affordable, and immediate medical care with
some of the best surgeons from around the world. They will obtain
and dispatch your medical records to the hospital of your choice.
They do not mark up surgery costs, and they have a follow up care
network. They will also help you get reimbursed for your procedure
through your health insurance. Read about their
Pricing of a Medical Emergency in Guatemala Many North Americans
are concerned about the quality, price and availability of medical
services in a strange land. When we visit overseas we look for
adventure, but not of the medical kind. Yet we can’t live in a
bubble or keep ourselves fastened to a few miles’ radius of
hospitals and clinics the rest of our lives – Where’s the fun in
that? *Stuff happens* and even the most adventurous among us can
find ourselves face-to-face with a surprise health event and must
deal with it on foreign soil. Read more...
Prince Court Medical Center
While many other hospitals on the globe provide great care to their
foreign patients and do so with the help of the latest technology,
none does it better than the Prince Court Medical Center in Kuala
Lumpur. The Medical Travel Quality Alliance (MTQUA) has placed the
Malaysian hospital on the first step of the podium for two years in
a row and that's mostly due to their incredible knack for making
medical tourism as painless of an experience as possible by focusing
on all related aspects. Prince Court Medical Center, 39 Jalan Kia
Peng, 50450 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia. Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org, Fax +603. 2160. 0010.
Twenty-four hour hot line +603. 2160. 0000 Toll free: 1. 800. 88.
is a comprehensive international
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without boundaries. There are 3 benefit levels, Bronze, Silver, and
Gold. Get a free quote, download premium tables.
Questions on Continuous Care in Latin America
Hi guys, My husband and I just
love all of the info we get from you! We are in the investigation
phase of our plan to live abroad and one of the things we haven’t
been able to get any info on is Continuing Care in other countries,
especially Latin America. Read more...
Questions on Retirement Facilities Overseas
I was looking at the
Q&A section of your website. I didn’t look at every link. But,
at some point do you discuss the inevitable outcome that eventually
you won’t be able to travel any more at a certain age. Do you have
any plans? Will you... Read more...
Samitivej Hospitals are a group of international class
hospitals located in Bangkok, Thailand. They provide quality tertiary
care, from cosmetic surgery to major operations such as open heart surgery and
Sanoviv Medical Institute At the core of the Sanoviv philosophy
is the belief that the body has the power to heal itself when provided
with the proper environment and is relieved of its accumulated toxic
burden. Challenging conventional medicine while respecting science and
the wisdom of the human body, Sanoviv has redefined alternative health.
Seven Corners is a
leader in providing international medical and trip insurance plans
to people around the globe. This insurance will cover Medical
complications, trip cancellation, travel assistance services and
Shemer Medical Tourism in Israel
is a leading medical tourism provider in Israel. State of the art
medical facilities for the treatment categories that they provide,
Israel's medical facilities are recognized throughout the world as
leaders in the science of medicine and quality of medical care and
service. Costs of treatment are much more affordable than prices of
equivalent treatments performed in Western European and American
facilities - patients receive world-class treatments at relatively
low costs, without sacrificing the quality or safety of the
Shouldice Hospital A
facility preferred by many U.S. citizens, the Shouldice Hospital,
located in Toronto, specializes in the treating of hernias. A global
leader in this specialty, this facility keeps their standard high
since 1945. Shouldice Hospital, 7750 Bayview Avenue, Thornhill,
Ontario, Canada L3T 4A3, Tel: 905-889-1125, Fax: 905-889-4216, Toll
Free : 1-800-291-7750, U.S. and International : 1-855-328-3423
Side by Side Medical Comparison Recently, a world-traveling
friend of ours who lives in Dallas, Texas gave us this side-by-side
comparison of making a doctor’s appointment for a skin condition
both in Dallas and then again for the same treatment in Bangkok,
Thailand. Read more...
Stem Cell Therapy - the future of curing disease and restoring youth
Your body is in a constant state of renewal. As you read this
article, with every breath you take, the stem cells inside your body
are renewing and regenerating themselves every second. Read more...
Surgery Center of Oklahoma
If you have a high deductible or are part of a self-insured plan at
a large company, you owe it to yourself or your business to take a
look at our facility and pricing which is listed on our site. If you
are considering a trip to a foreign country to have your surgery,
you should look here first. Finally, if you have no insurance at
all, this facility will provide quality and pricing that we
believe are unmatched.
Watch our informative video here. Read
Domestic Medical Tourism by G. Keith Smith, M.D., Founder,
Surgery Center of Oklahoma.
Tips for Medical Tourists in Thailand
According to a 2011 report published in the Bulletin of the World
Health Organization, the number of offshore patients receiving
medical treatments in Thailand has been rising at the rate of 16%
annually. This has largely to do with the fact that Thailand is home
to many state-of-the-art hospitals and some of them are counted
among the best in the world. Read more...
Surgeries are seen by many as last resort procedures, especially
when involving the spine. The Wooridul however specializes in the
ones that are minimally invasive. Although South Korea registered a
drop in the number of foreign patients in 2013, the Wooridul remains
a constant. Contact Information: Wooridul Spine Hospital, Tele:
+82-2-2660-7687/7695, Location: 70 Haneul-gil, Gangseo-gu, Seoul,
World Nomads Travel
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About the Authors
Billy and Akaisha
Kaderli are recognized retirement
experts and internationally
published authors on topics of
finance and world travel. With the
wealth of information they share on
their popular website
they have been helping people
achieve their own retirement dreams
since 1991. They wrote the popular
The Adventurer’s Guide to Early Retirement and
Retirement Dream IS Possible.
For more information about financial
independence and travel, visit our