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Old 07-01-2018, 03:17 PM
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It seems medical/dental vacations are getting more popular. I guess it stands to reason that the medical/dental profession will now have to compete in the global economy too. Do we have guinea pigs on here?
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My wife is the Office Manger of well know dentist on the west coast of Florida. He does only top line work. Nothing for one one of their patients to have 50k in dental work done. They have had some fly to Central America and get it done cheaper. Only to come back to him and ask him fix their problems. And he won't. Mostly infections and sloppy work. Some have had some good luck. I guess it is buyer beware.
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They have had some fly to Central America and get it done cheaper. Only to come back to him and ask him fix their problems. And he won't. Mostly infections and sloppy work. Some have had some good luck. I guess it is buyer beware.
My dentist would never turn anyone down.

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I know a family that pays the min. here and flys to south America once a year with the kids for a family visit/vacation/medical needs. They save money doing it too.
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I know a family that pays the min. here and flys to south America once a year with the kids for a family visit/vacation/medical needs. They save money doing it too.

I don't blame them, just because this is the U.S. it doesn't mean that you will get someone that knows what they are doing.
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50k in dental work!!!! I like my teeth but not that much. Are doing solid gold rapper teeth??
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Before my brides first bout with cancer over 18 months ago I was all set up with appts, a dentist, and a treatment plan for a Dr. In South America who was trained here in the states, has several thousand implants under they're belt with an extremey good track record.

Hygene was superb, as was cost. Total mouth implants for around $14,000 The cost of anything medical in this country is beyond disgusting due to many reasons, one of which is greed from multiple angles!
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Old 07-02-2018, 04:33 AM
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This has been the norm in Canada for years. In the 90"s we had a hospital in the Miami area that every winter staffed a floor with French speaking nurses and aides. The French Canadians would come down for the winter and have their surgeries there. It was good business at the time.
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He use take care of them. One lawsuit changed all that.
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Happens in Florida now. We have snowbirds come down, get work done here. Locals get annual doctor visits, etc in the summer.

In the border towns of Texas/Mexico there are good dentists, etc nd people come down to Texas, go across the border and get their dental work done.
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Originally Posted by Restrain View Post
Happens in Florida now. We have snowbirds come down, get work done here. Locals get annual doctor visits, etc in the summer.

In the border towns of Texas/Mexico there are good dentists, etc nd people come down to Texas, go across the border and get their dental work done.
Same here. A lot of snowbirds get their dental work done over the border. Definitely buyer beware. There are some decent clinics, but horror stories abound.

Personally, I stick with my guy here, a fishing buddy with a well-known practice in Scottsdale. I do buy a lot of my prescriptions in Mexico, but don't trust them cutting or chopping on me at all.
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I had an MRI done in Costa Rica a couple years ago and it was $550 out the door vs $4500.00 here in my hood. Also have seen a dentist in San Jose twice for 1/3 of what
I pay here. Both clinics were immaculate.
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If you do have a problem with overseas healthcare that can be a challenge.
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Be careful going over the border. I have friend that when his son was 16 months old, his 36 yo wife decided she wanted liposuction to get rid of that last bit of baby fat. She went to two different doctors here in FL and they both told her that they wouldn't perform surgery on her, so she went to Costa Rico. She died during the surgery.....seems there was a reason two other doctors told her she was not a good candidate for the surgery.
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I've priced out getting the whole top diamond and the bottom rose gold.

Much cheaper than in the states.
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Originally Posted by Riptide View Post
I had an MRI done in Costa Rica a couple years ago and it was $550 out the door vs $4500.00 here in my hood. Also have seen a dentist in San Jose twice for 1/3 of what
I pay here. Both clinics were immaculate.
Was it a whole body MRI? Single spot is $275 here in Florida.
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Originally Posted by Diverboy View Post
Be careful going over the border. I have friend that when his son was 16 months old, his 36 yo wife decided she wanted liposuction to get rid of that last bit of baby fat. She went to two different doctors here in FL and they both told her that they wouldn't perform surgery on her, so she went to Costa Rico. She died during the surgery.....seems there was a reason two other doctors told her she was not a good candidate for the surgery.
Seriously!

You think that story is relevant to healthcare in other countries!!!!

Obvious from your story that this women ignored good advise
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Originally Posted by jdiddy101 View Post
Was it a whole body MRI? Single spot is $275 here in Florida.
Umm.. The walk in clinic cost about that, just to talk in the door...

My last MRI was a tad over $3,000 + visit + other misc charges
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I have been having my dental work done on Cozumel for four years. I go twice a year for cleanings and have had a crown done, which was less than $400 usd. In February I snapped my Achilles tendon and had the reattachment surgery. Every thing went well, and my Mexican insurance worked as we were promised. Total cost - three nights in a hospital, surgery and follow ups out of pocket $350 usd. These are world class dentists and doctors. There are others that I would not go to, as there are in the states.
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Skibum......

They...(US Dr's, Dentists, Med profession, Health care industry) must not allow the populous to find out the competition can be just as good, at a 1/3 of the cost.

That would stop them from charging they're outrageous fees!
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