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Great Reasons Why You Should Visit Panama, Central America, for Your Health
Close proximity to the USA, US dollar economy, great hotels and resorts, and exceptional doctors are key factors for considering medical surgery in Panama.
Panama is a tropical paradise with more beaches that we can count, or name. It has off-shore islands, great spas, jungle resorts, the Panama Canal, mountains and super nice people who welcome any visitor. In addition to its eco-friendly designation, Panama offers value shopping, great food, exceptional medical and dental professionals and a keen desire to help you spend your money.
Another great benefit is its very reasonably priced real estate market, and the inclusion of the American money system which makes for a robust economy.
You will feel right at home, because there are many friendly English speakers within this country.
But, of all the enticing reasons to visit Panama, the greatest benefit is the profound health care sector that includes many well-educated physicians and modern hospitals!
The Top Medical Facilities in Panama
This dreamy country is a wealth of information, booming with technology and specially trained medical doctors to meet your needs, no matter what they are.
The medical sector of Panama is actually led by four flagship hospital facilities:
- Clinica Hospital San Fernando (affiliated with Jackson Memorial Hospital) is a private hospital established in 1947.
- Centro Medico Paitilla, (a.k.a Pie-tiya Medical Center affiliated with Cleveland Clinic) was established in 1970,
- Hospital Punta Pacifica,(affiliated with Johns Hopkins Hospital) was established in 2005, and offers the amenities of an ultra-boutique hospital.
- Hospital Santo Tomas (Largest Trauma Center in Central America)
Most beneficial of all, however, are the large numbers of English speaking physicians who have actually studied abroad, obtaining only the best medical knowledge, and have since made Panama their home.
Hospital Punta Pacifica (Affiliated with Johns Hopkins Medicine International) is managed by an American CEO that is an employee of Johns Hopkins Hospital International.
The hospital has a large group of well-trained physicians and is a center of excellence for minimally invasive cardiac surgery, general surgery, neuro-surgery, urology procedures, reproductive OB (fertility treatment) and ophthalmology.
It also has an exceptional outpatient rehabilitation program and reputable allergy and immunology experts.
Clinica Hospital San Fernando is a family-owned hospital. As Panama’s first private hospital (est. 1947), it has a great tradition of excellence and commitment to compassionate care.
This hospital is well known for its state of the art inpatient pharmacy, as well as for its diagnostic imaging, orthopedic, vascular surgery, general surgery and critical care programs.
Centro Medico Paitilla (a.k.a Pie-tiya Medical Center affiliated with Cleveland Clinic) is an excellent quality, very busy, general hospital in the heart of Panama City. CMP is a top choice hospital for tertiary care.
They have excellent diagnostic imaging, good cancer treatment program (radiation, general surgery and chemo) and solid cardiac surgery, neurosurgery, orthopedics, ENT and internal medicine programs.
You may be questioning how foreign health care and travelling abroad works?
Top Procedures and General Prices in Panama
At all three leading hospitals, you can expect prices of procedures to be upwards of 70% lower than the same quality procedures in the States. Consider a vacation that combines a comprehensive physical exam, cardiac evaluation, or dental procedures.
Pricing is secondary to quality outcomes, however, which is where Panama scores very high in value, as we stress in our book “How to Plan a Successful Medical Tourism Trip”. Panama’s proximity to the U.S. is another plus, as travel distance is a factor emphasized in our index of treatment destination choices.
The wide range of medical expertise available in Panama is sure to meet your needs. You can trust that all your health and safety needs will be meet with exceeding quality at these leading hospitals.
The Top Doctors in Panama
The medically trained physicians available to you to help you obtain your health goals will meet you with an open mind and will be ready to listen so that they can tend to your health needs
Read “Best Doctors in Panama”.
It all boils down to quality care, and Panama is a safe medical destination.International Triage, a medical tourism company recommended by Traveling4Health and Escape Artist, is positioned as a friendly gate keeper to the best doctors and hospitals.
Shai Gold, CEO of International Triage, has managed some 3,000 cases and $150 million dollars in international medical services, and is the former founding Vice President of the International Medical Services Department at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Fl.
Through a collaborative partnership with the Bern Hotel Group, patients of International Triage and their families can choose from a wide variety of leading international hotel brands, or rent a condo with maid service on a long term basis, to provide you and your family only the best quality care.
How to Schedule Your Trip with International Triage
To get information about scheduling a procedure, contact International Triage to initiate a phone call and consultation for free. For your own peace of mind, get the advice you need before you go: Ask about a 2nd medical opinion, or get helping planning your medical tourism trip.
Let us help you find the destination for your own lifestyle and healthcare needs:
The author: Ilene Little
Ilene has written 213 posts to this blog. Ilene Little, CEO of Traveling 4 Health & Retirement (THR), has written the definitive guide for the medical tourist How to Plan a Successful Medical Tourism Trip featuring live interviews of patients, doctors, facilitators, and caregivers. Tune in each week at noon Eastern Standard Time to the Know Before You Go Radio Show hosted by Ilene Little broadcast on the Overseas Radio Network.
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