Patients Beyond Borders: Everybody's Guide to Affordable, World-Class Medical Travel

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Healthy Travel Media, Jul 1, 2009 - Health & Fitness - 410 pages
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Patients Beyond Borders is the first comprehensive, easy-to-understand guide to medical tourism, written by the world's leading spokesperson on international health travel. Impartial, extensively researched and filled with authoritative and accessible advice carefully culled from hundreds of resources in the US and abroad.

Patients Beyond Borders lists the 30 top medical travel destinations, where patients can choose from hundreds of hospitals and save 30-80% on medical procedures, ranging from a comprehensive health check-up to heart work, orthopedics, dental and cosmetic surgery, in vitro fertilization and more.

The revised and expanded Second Edition carries 40 new hospitals and 8 new destinations, including Israel, Jordan, Korea, New Zealand, Panama, the Philippines, Taiwan and Turkey. In addition to never-before-published information on continued care post-procedure, how to handle malpractice abroad, finding the best health travel agent. A handy Treatment Index allows readers to easily match their medical condition to the best clinics.

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About the author (2009)

Josef Woodman is CEO and founder of Patients Beyond Borders, producer of books, online and mobile resources for international health travelers. Has spent more than five years touring 140 medical facilities in 30 countries, researching medical tourism and global healthcare. Cofounder of MyDailyHealth and Ventana Communications, Woodman’s pioneering background in health, publishing, and web technology has allowed him to compile a wealth of information about global health travel, telemedicine, and consumer-directed healthcare demand.

Woodman has lectured at the UCLA School of Public Health, Harvard Medical School, and Duke Fuqua School of Business and has chaired and keynoted conferences on medical tourism and global healthcare in 14 countries. He has appeared in numerous print and broadcast media, including CNN, ABC News, Fox News, The New York Times, Barron’s, The Wall Street Journal, and more. Woodman is an outspoken advocate of affordable, high-quality medical care for healthcare consumers worldwide.

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