Patients Beyond Borders Malaysia Edition: Everybody's Guide to Affordable, World-Class Medical Care Abroad

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Healthy Travel Media, Jul 27, 2009 - Health & Fitness - 240 pages
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Sporting procedure prices comparable to India and Thailand, Malaysia, with its English-speaking culture, has become a leading destination for healthcare travel. Compiled in conjunction with the successful Association of Private Hospitals of Malaysia, this comprehensive guide profiles all of the country's international medical facilities, as well as providing selected health travel agents, nearby recovery and guest accommodations, and area travel information.
 

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Contents

Does and Dont for the Smart Health Traveler
11
Ten MustAsk Questions for Your Physician Candidate
19
Patients Beyond Borders Budget Planner
21
A Few Notes on Costs
22
The 6000 Rule
25
Will My Health Insurance Cover My Overseas Medical Expenses?
26
Patients Beyond Borders Budget Planner
30
Your Medical Trip May Be TaxDeductible
34
Continuity of CareCritical to Success
51
What Do i Do After My Procedure?
54
Normal Discomfort or Something More Complicated?
56
Blood Clots in the Veins
58
The Straight Dope on Pharmaceuticals
59
Taking Drugs into Malaysia
61
What Does My travel Companion Need to Do?
62
Medical and Wellness Travel to Malaysia
65

Checklists for Health Travel
37
Should I Consult a Health Travel Planner?
38
When Not to Use a Health Travel Planner
40
How Can a Health Travel Planner Help Me?
42
What Do I Need to Do Ahead of Time?
43
For Big Surgeries Think Big
44
The What and Why of JCI
46
Alternatives to JCI
47
What Should I Pack?
48
What Should I Do Just Before and During My Trip?
49
Selected Hospitals and Medical Centers
75
Health Travel Agents
128
Malaysia in a Nutshell
141
The Medical Travelers Essentials
148
Ten Things to Do While
158
Accommodations Listing
167
Additional Resources
175
Medical Glossary
180
Index
186
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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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