living in the ‘Land of Smiles’

Chiang Mai, Thailand

‘1 of 4’ – broken left femur

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Sub-title: ‘Health Care and Medical Insurance in Thailand’

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In early September 2007, I came down with dengue fever; which morphed into vertigo resulting in a fall which broke the tip of my femur; which resulted in a full hip replacement surgery.

Sucks, huh?

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Well that was the BAD NEWS; the GOOD NEWS is it happened while living in Thailand.

HIP REPLACEMENT:
– Three weeks in the hospital
– 2.5 hour surgery with a U.S. board certified doc
– Top notch nursing care and physical therapy

The hospital was Bumrungrad in Bangkok which has a Joint Commission International Accreditation (JCI). It serves over 400,000 international patients annually.

http://www.bumrungrad.com/Overseas-Medical-Care/about-us/overview.aspx

MEDICAL INSURANCE:

I pay $130-$140 USD per month, which covered 100% of the costs: hospital, surgery, meds, PT, etc, etc, etc.

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May 7, 2009 - Posted by | cost of living, medical | , , ,

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