Global Healthcare Options in Today’s Depressed Economy

by PlacidWay
March 12, 2009, Denver, CO: Individuals who have lost their jobs, and their health care benefits, worry about how they’re going to receive essential medical care and treatments without losing their life savings, their homes, or their retirement funds. There is an alternative, says Pramod Goel, founder and CEO of PlacidWay, a popular online resource for foreign medical travel and medical tourism. “Whether traveling to Mexico, Costa Rica, India or Thailand, there are choices – people don’t have to be constrained by local healthcare providers.”

PlacidWay continues to expand by adding international healthcare providers and facilities to their network on a daily basis – accredited and experienced facilities, physicians and surgical specialists in a multitude of medical fields including but not limited to cardiac care, obesity treatments and procedures, orthopedics, cosmetic and plastic surgeries, dental and fertility treatments.

Offering not only backgrounds of popular medical tourist destinations, PlacidWay offers treatment and procedures information, and comprehensive information about medical facilities throughout the world, including highly acclaimed clinics and hospitals found in Asia, such as India, Thailand and Singapore, as well as Mexico and South American destinations like Brazil, Argentina and Colombia. Certified treatment facilities in South Africa and Central Europe offer affordable medical care for travelers from Italy to Croatia, Hungary, Turkey and the Ukraine.

Says Dr. Dheeraj Bojwani, President of Forerunners, “India continues to expand high-quality, low cost and excellent customer care service oriented health programs. Our partnership with PlacidWay enables and strengthens our ability to deliver the best solutions for medical travelers seeking affordable healthcare abroad.”

“PlacidWay continues to provide resources to educate healthcare consumers on vast spectrum of options that are available, giving a rare opportunity to folks to seek and experience a multitude of global healthcare options that are available even in today’s economic conditions,” says Goel.

Growing numbers of foreign medical travel destination providers are accredited by JCI and ISO organizations, and follow guidelines designed by the WHO World Alliance for Patient Safety Standards in order to compete in today’s growing field of medical tourism.

Whether consumers are looking for affordable IVF treatments, heart care or bariatric surgery, medical care abroad offers affordable options for Americans & Europeans concerned about the future of their healthcare needs. PlacidWay offers in-depth information on medical treatments and procedures, wellness programs, and cost comparisons of such treatments. Case studies and articles written by medical experts from around the world provide PlacidWay customers recent and accurate information and transparent price quotes surrounding specific treatments at a variety of destinations.

Ms. Denise Hoogervorst, Director of Surgical Bliss, states, “Visitors from abroad are impressed by world class medical facilities, surgeons, and specialized care that South Africa offers. With rand currently being weak against US dollar, South Africa has become a very attractive medical tourist destination. Our relationship with PlacidWay helped us expand awareness of the South African health tourism programs to a worldwide audience.”

Explore the world of medical options at the click of a mouse. For free information regarding global health care options for individuals and families concerned about medical care and up-to-date information describing specialists, services, techniques and procedures for healthcare provider facilities around the world, visit

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