Doc Talk #121 – Medical Tourism

 

 

We discussed medical tourism in this episode. Now it is easier than ever to hop on a plane and travel for medical purposes.

The numbers of people doing this from Canada don’t seem to be that high, and Canada does also have a relatively small number of individuals who travel to us for treatment.

It is important if you are considering taking a trip for medical purposes that you are aware of the potential risks and how to mitigate them. In this show we discuss some of the potential pitfalls, ranging from insurance to transportation to follow up care. Buyer beware!

We also touched on the increasing trend of using online pharmacies to obtain medication and reviewed some precautions you should take if you are thinking about this.