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Healthcare Elsewhere is a medical tourism show in podcast format that shares the success stories of medical tourism patients. Host John Cote interviews Doctors, industry experts and patients worldwide to help educate people about the affordable and cutting edge options available globally. Many patients find that the cost, time frame or availability of a particular procedure is too expensive or not available in their country so they travel elsewhere to get their treatment. This can range from ...
 
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Linsey Hyatt shares the struggle of her son Tucker Beau who was diagnosed with Systemic Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis at the age of two. Prior to his diagnosis, Linsey and her husband, Todd, started to see some changes in their son. He would run extremely high temperatures, would get a rash all over his body and completely quits eating. Tucker Beau…
 
Fiona Cunningham shared the lifelong battle of her daughter Sarah Hughes with her illness that started when she was still an infant. Sarah lived normally when she was born but not until she turned 6 months old that they noticed lymph nodes on her legs while she was sitting up and crawling. Her temperatures at that time was at its peak and she start…
 
Dr. Gerhard Subenhuner from the German Medical Center located in Frankfurt, Germany was joined by Martin Czaikowski, who is the Vice Director of the German Cancer Society shares the breakthrough therapies and treatments they use in their country that is proven to be effective in treating various types of cancers. These include hyperthermia, insulin…
 
Lisa Cohen is the published author of the book called “Overcome The BS of MS: A 3-Step Plan For Women Living With Multiple Sclerosis” and the founder of Rockstar Women with MS. In 2001, Lisa was diagnosed with relapsing-remitting MS and at that point, her symptoms don't come and go. She experienced worsening physical impairments which made her dail…
 
Dr. Robyn Benson is the Founder and CEO of Healthy Travelers Global Summit and the Founder of Santa Fe Soul Center for Optimal Health. She is also the author of the book called Healthy Traveler’s Guide: Retrain, Regain, and Renew Yourself – Eight Pathways to Smart and Conscious Travel. Her 23 years of medical experience and her travel quests into 7…
 
Pat Ziemer is the Founder and CEO of Magna Wave Inc. which operates on a device called Pulsed Electro-Magnetic Field (PEMF) Therapy equipment for the last 10 years. This device has been widely used in Europe to treat humans for more than 30 years already. It is a device that creates a very strong magnetic field of about 1700-1900 Gauss which is bas…
 
Pablo Castillo is the Founder and CEO of Medbrick, a Montreal, Canada-based company which caters to Canadian patients wanting to receive healthcare specifically in Latin America. Canadians typically use their public system for their healthcare, however, in some cases, medical procedures are not covered by their system and these treatments are expen…
 
Ken and Carol Purves narrate their wonderful experience when they traveled down to Mexico to receive dental treatments. Their trip was facilitated by Dental Departures and were attended by Sani Dental Group in Los Algodones, which is basically just minutes away from the US border. In this episode, Ken and Carol shared about the extensive dental pro…
 
Paul McTaggart is the Founder and CEO of Dental Departures which is based in the United States facilitating dental services to patients allowing them the ability to travel to different countries to receive quality dental care at an affordable cost. Their objective in putting up Dental Departures was to make it easy for people to find quality global…
 
Dr. Cristy Kessler is a motivational speaker, author, a tenured professor in University of Hawaii and a survivor. For the first 26 years of her life, Dr. Kessler has been in chronic pain and fatigue and in 2007 she was diagnosed with three rare autoimmune diseases: scleroderma, ankylosing spondylitis, and vasculitis. She received several treatments…
 
This is the first episode of 2015 and Dr. Michael Belich has graced us with this interview wherein he shares his takeaways from his recently attended event called Exponential Medicine held in San Diego last November 9-12, 2014 at The Hotel Del Coronado. The Exponential Medicine event was basically a gathering of thought leaders in the field of scie…
 
Jason Jordan is currently living in Germany where him and his wife are teachers in the Department of Defense School. In this episode, Jason shares the health challenges that his wife had faced during their first two years of living in Germany. Find out how their US provided private health insurance became the key for them to be able to get the heal…
 
Chien-Wei Tan is the Director of Ulink Assist based in Singapore which has been established and founded by his parents in 1996. Their experience in providing medical assistance has been one of the many reasons why patients have sought for their services for the past several years. With the thousands of patients that they have helped, patients are a…
 
Antony DeSousa is the Founder and CEO of Dental Destinations Cancun which is also an affiliate of Dentares located in Cancun, Mexico. Cancun has been know as a beautiful destination for vacation and travel and is also known to offer, not only, quality medical treatments but dental treatments as well at a very affordable cost. Because of their passi…
 
Abbi and Mark MacDonald are the founders of Venice Nutrition. Mark is also the author of the best selling book called Body Confidence Unlocks Potential. In this episode, they shared the health challenges Abbi had faced because of the autoimmune diseasr called fibromyalgia and how they overcame it.
 
Servando Acuña is the President of Medical Tourism Association - Cancun. It was formed under ethical principles that basically helps create awareness to patients on the best available healthcare services in Mexico. They represent a group of healthcare institutions that aims to provide quality and certified care at an affordable cost.…
 
Dr. Todd Malan is named as the Chief Cell Therapy Officer at the Okyanos Heart Institute based in the Bahamas. On October 2009, he pioneered the stem cell research utilizing the adipose or fat-derived stem cells to help breast reconstruction. For several years of clinical research, Dr. Todd Malan and his team was able to come up with the first stem…
 
Lori Shea is the Founder and CEO of Guatemala Medical Travel which started in 2009. She is an advocate to patients and assures them that they receive the finest medical care in Guatemala. They have spent many years in establishing a professional relationship with their network of educated, skilled and honest doctors and surgeons. Full-medical servi…
 
John Koehn is from Ames, Iowa and in this episode, he shares how his 16-year old brother with Autism, improved his cognitive ability through Stem Cell treatment. Prior to treatments, John's brother has low cognitive abilities i.e. no basic understanding of what time it is, no basic recognition of how many years there are in a year and has an IQ of …
 
Vasilica Baltatineau is tagged as the First Plastic Surgery Consulant in the Middle East. As a consultant, patients come to her and help them by providing information about any procedure that they think they might benefit from and makes sure that these patients are directed towards the best doctors or surgeons that will help them aesthetically. She…
 
Angela Chouaib is the Founder and CEO of Secret Surgery Ltd. In 2009 Angela had lost 10 stone through Gastric Bypass surgery and didn’t want to wait 2 years for the plastic surgery she need on the NHS. Angela then spent 3 to 4 months search out all the options, including surgery in the UK and abroad. She started to feel like a number in the whole p…
 
Dr. Sanjay Prasad is the Founder and CEO of SurgiPrice located in Rockville, Maryland. They started in 2007 as a marketplace for patients to become empowered in coming up with an informed decision. By doing so, patients are empowered by providing them with data on quality, parameters, past experiences and outcomes that a certain surgeon has. They a…
 
Dr. Michael Belich is one of the doctors of Regenerative Medicine in Autologous Stem Cell Technology (ASCT) and the principal doctor of Integrative Medical Clinics in Brisbane, Australia. He is also with Anes Nicolao who is the General Manager of ASCT. In ASCT, they optimize the patient's health before and after surgery which follows the usual meth…
 
Tucson Dunn is the CEO of Medicover Hospital located in Warsaw, Poland. He was a former US Army Veteran and has had 20 years of International Healthcare Experience. Medicover is a 180-bed private general hospital which provides treatments including maternity, orthopedics, general surgery, and cardiology. They offer a full-type service to their inte…
 
Magdalena Rutkowska is a very experienced medical facilitator from Warsaw, Poland who runs her own company called Medical Travel Europe. She was hired by the Polish government to help promote Poland as a destination for medical tourism. She was appointed to become a representative of one of the company who is in the Consortium who are promoting in …
 
Bill Mansell is the Director of Admissions at Sanoviv Medical Institute located at Rosarito Beach, Baja California, Mexico. It is a fully licensed hospital with cutting edge facilities and they are accredited by the Institute for Functional Medicine. They offer a holistic and integrative approach to help treat a certain disease and elevate one's im…
 
Dr. Chandy Abraham is the Medical Director of Health City Cayman Islands which recently opened its doors to local and international patients last April 2014. They are composed of medical professionals who provide high quality and world-class services and offers excellence in several surgical procedures. They are currently working on their accredita…
 
Dr. Ernesto Gutierrez is the President and Medical Director of World Stem Cells Clinic which is the stand-alone stem cell research center based in Cancun, Mexico where novel autologous stem cell therapeutic applications are being developed since 2010. They aim to provide advancements in the field of regenerative medicine, particularly stem cell the…
 
Debra Simons is the Founder and CEO of Weight No More Consulting Ltd which started in 2011 and is based in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. Years back, Debra has always had concerns about her weight and had suffered from obesity wherein she acquired Type 2 diabetes. This incident led her to a decision to travel down to Mexico and receive a weight-l…
 
James Maskell is the Founder and CEO of Revive Primary Care and also the Founder of The Evolution of Medical Summit. The summit is basically a gathering of some of the world's trusted leaders in healthcare who act as agents of change and have a specific set of vision for a more evolved healthcare system. He envisions that medicine will be seen diff…
 
James Maskell is the Founder and CEO of Revive Primary Care and also the Founder of The Evolution of Medical Summit. The summit is basically a gathering of some of the world's trusted leaders in healthcare who act as agents of change and have a specific set of vision for a more evolved healthcare system. He envisions that medicine will be seen diff…
 
Sheri Burke is the Founder of International Patient Facilitators Inc. Their company started in 2008 and they were the first company to bring medical tourism patients into Cancun. She was appointed CEO in 2009 and has since helped many patients receive medical care in Mexico.IPF helps patients who are seeking Weight-loss surgery and In Vitro Fertili…
 
Ken Kaldenbach is the Founder and Managing Director of Costa Rican Dental Solutions which started in 2009. They act as a bridge for dental patients seeking safe, quality and affordable dentistry in Costa Rica. Ken used to be a medical tourist himself and he discovered firsthand the significant savings that could be achieved without sacrificing qual…
 
Ieva Soblickaite is the co-founder and Chief Product Officer of Medigo launched in November 2013 in Berlin, Germany. In this episode, she is joined by Marianna Anderle who works on the Marketing and Quality Assurance sector of Medigo. Ieva leads the company's product strategy to create an intuitive platform that both patients and clinics could enjo…
 
Pat Marino is the Founder and CEO of Face Lift Mexico which is currently celebrating their 20th anniversary in the medical tourism industry. In this episode Pat shares their excellent surgical results and the 4-Star Spa called Spa Club Casa Marino where patients can spend their days recovering from their surgical procedure. Interestingly, in this e…
 
Axel Runyutu is from Nairobi, Kenya who had his first kidney transplant in 2006 in Nairobi but the kidney failed again in 2012. This transplant alone costed him around $25,000. He was on dialysis for more than 2 years and just a month ago, he underwent his second Kidney Transplant in India that costed him $13,000 - $15,000 (including pre evaluation…
 
Dr. Rafael Gonzalez is the Vice President of Research and Development at Da Vinci Biosciences & DV Biologics and part of the Advisory Board of Rehealth. He is currently involved in clinical studies for the development of the use of adult derived stem cells for spinal cord injury, cardiovascular diseases and other debilitating disorders. In this epi…
 
Dr. Roger Landry is a preventive medicine physician and the author of Live Long, Die Short: A Guide to Authentic Health and Successful Aging and President of Masterpiece Living. He is a retired, highly-decorated full colonel, former chief flight surgeon at the Air Force Surgeon General’s Office in Washington, preventive medicine physician who has s…
 
Josef Woodman is the CEO and Founder of Patients Beyond Borders and the author of a book by the same name. He is one of the world's leading experts on Medical Tourism and he has traveled to more than 200 medical facilities in 35 countries, researching and vetting international healthcare options. He is an excellent, outspoken advocate of affordable…
 
Dr. A.K Venkatachalam is an orthopedic surgeon from Chennai, India. He deals with ceramic hip, knee and shoulder replacements and also offers stem cell treatments for cartilage and bone. In this episode, you will learn about one of his patients who needed a key hole surgery for his knee and asked his help since the patient did not have any insuranc…
 
Nick Kwan is the Co-Founder of the South American Medical Tourism company called Medko Health. It is located in Santiago, Chile and this company serves as a platform to match the best doctors to patients with specific medical needs. In this episode, Nick shares about Amanda, a Criminal Law student in Indiana, who was recently aided by Medko find a …
 
Marise Cipriani is originally born in Brazil, and now a resident of Colorado. 13 years ago, her husband was diagnosed with Esophageal Cancer and that he was given only 2 and a half years to live. But he had so much faith that he knew there is a solution for his illness. Find out what treatments Marise's husband has underwent and how he was rendered…
 
Dr. Gerardo Ramirez is the Founder and Medical Director of CR Doctors which is entirely devoted to medical services; CR stands for Costa Rica and they promote Costa Rica as the best optio for health tourism in Latin America. Their company offers a wide variety of surgical procedures which costs one-third of the cost of procedure in the US and other…
 
Julie Munro is a medical travel facilitator as well as the President of Medical Travel and Quality Alliance. She founded her medical concierge business Cosmetic Surgery Travel in 2003. Julie began to direct her work at MTQUA toward building an awareness in the public and in the healthcare sector of the problems in medical tourism that often prevent…
 
Colin Milner is the Founder and CEO of International Council on Active Aging (ICAA). Over the years, he has watched how his grandmother has aged extremely well. He attributed the good health condition of her grandmother to her positive outlook in life. In this episode, he shares how our outlook in life creates an impact on how we age and on our hea…
 
Perry Hunt is currently in a job site in Missouri but originally from Huntington Beach, California. It was approximately 3 years that he began to realize that he had a back problem through MRI. He tried a seeing a therapist and a chiropractor to help him remedy his problem wherein he found out that he needed to do a full hip replacement surgery. He…
 
A self-insured furniture manufacturing company lead by Tim Isenhower came up with a program that provides opportunities to their employees to go to other countries to have a certain procedure done. This is provided by the company as a medical benefit package wherein 100% of the expenses are covered by them and even share 20% of the savings to their…
 
Aanchal Bhatia is the President and Chief Clinical Psychologist of Texas Medical Concierge, a global company based in India and Texas that provides medical concierge and telemedicine lounge services. These services allow clients to have access to the worlds leading doctors for any type of healthcare need.…
 
After undergoing conventional therapy for MS for several years, Fort Worth police sergeant Preston Walker learned about a new treatment for autoimmune disorders. Researchers were utilizing adult stem cells derived from cord blood at The Institute of Cellular Medicine in Costa Rica. Walker inquired about the potential of the treatment for multiple s…
 
The CEO of Sky Medicus, Amy Holcomb discusses the large variety of healthcare options her company provides globally. Amy actually got started when she became a medical tourist herself to overcome back pain she was having after going on vacation with her family. From Cancer treatment to cosmetic dental implants to orthopedic surgeries and much more,…
 
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