The Health Traveler Blog: Costa Rica

10 Top Health Care Destinations for 2012
Posted by PBB Editor on 07 January 2013
Singapore Changi Airport
Singapore Changi Airport

As US healthcare costs continue to rise and the options for quality care overseas become more widely understood, I'm often asked—by the media, in conferences and lectures, by friends and acquaintances—"Where's the best place in the world to go for medical care?"

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Times They Are Changin'
Posted by Josef Woodman on 11 October 2011
Bartender Brennan Mulligan showed off his new smile after dental surgery in Cost
Bartender Brennan Mulligan showed off his new smile after dental surgery in Costa Rica

I awoke this morning to a tweet that alerted me to an article in today's New York Daily News on the subject of medical tourism. "What a way to start the day," I groaned, "likely a hack job on the dangers of traveling to terrorist nations, horror stories of germ-infested hospitals, untrained surgeons wielding wooden scalpels, on and on...." Such are the tales of woe often featured in the world's tabloids, and I fully expected to once again navigate my way through a snarky registration process to post a one-off comment in diplomatic counterpoint.

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Safe, Affordable Care Arrives in Latin America
Posted by Josef Woodman on 19 September 2011

Medical tourism is becoming a mainstream concept for most Americans. In fact, you likely know someone who has at least considered leaving his or her town, state, or country to gain access to care not available nearby.

For years many of the most sought-after health care providers have been concentrated in Asia. Hospitals like Bumrungrad in Thailand, Apollo in India, and Anadolu in Turkey have become Meccas for international patients seeking affordable, high-quality options outside of the overpriced US healthcare system.

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