More and more people are traveling to
Panama, not only to get cured, but to enjoy a vacation and save money as
Panama Health-Care services
for Foreign Residents:
Panamanian medical institutions and practitioners are well aware of the "wave"
of the foreign retirees (especially "Baby Boomers") that have relocated to
Panama in recent years. In order to cater to this special segment of the
population, local medical organizations have established ties with a number of
prestigious institutions in the US and others have instituted attractive
medical coverage programs for foreign residents. Specialized, private clinics
are also opening closer to Expat communities in the interior provinces.
Emergency rooms in hospitals provide free first aid, but charge for other
medical interventions and services.
Pana-Health, an organization encompassing top
rated medical practitioners from a wide range of fields and specialties, is
pioneer in the new field of "Medical Tourism", not only in Panama, but also in
Panama's excellent medical facilities and geographical position are also
attracting many Latin American patients, especially in this time and day, when
it is sometimes difficult to enter United States due to visa restrictions.
Panama's reputation as one of the healthiest countries in Latin America dates
back to the construction of Panama Canal, when the country was freed from
tropical diseases still present in "first-world" countries in the early 20th
century. Not only did the US doctors help to eradicate malaria, yellow fever
and typhoid from the Isthmus, they inspired generations of Panama doctors,
nurses and lab technicians, many of whom were trained in the US and Europe, to
return to their homeland to build hospitals and clinics with the latest
of the art CAT scanning machines (which eliminate the need for catheter
tri-dimensional computer reconstructions, the latest radiotherapies for
cancer, and the latest assisted reproduction programs are some of the
technologies available at Pana-Health affiliated hospitals and clinics.
The ever increasing costs of medical services
up north and relatively accessibility of the same services in Panama is also
one of the keys behind Pana-Health success. For example a dental implant costs
between US$1,900 and $3,000 in the Midwestern United States, the same
procedure could cost $1,000 in a top rated Panamanian hospital. If a patient
needs, say 10 implants, that would imply more than $10,000 in savings. The
same occurs with cardiology, ophthalmology and plastic surgery, which are
among the most sought-after treatments at Pana-Health.
Health Care and Vacation in Panama.
Plastic Surgery, Assisted
Reproduction, Dental Implants,
Pneumology and Allergies,
General and Oncology Surgery,
Extreme Makeovers, Cardiology First
Class Medical Care at Affordable Prices