PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Local patients, doctors and business leaders will meet next week with world-class physicians from medical tourism innovator MedRepublic, which is hosting the first in a series of events to help individuals explore how to access high-quality, financially viable healthcare options outside of the U.S. The no-cost event is open to the public and will be held on Saturday, October 22 at The Department in Phoenix and at SkySong in Scottsdale on October 23.
Featured speakers will be four of MedRepublic’s highest-rated surgeons: Tomas Escalante, M.D.; general surgeon specializing in minimally invasive and weight loss surgery; plastic surgeon Allan Ceballos, M.D.; orthopedic surgeon Gerardo Mangino, M.D.; and dental surgeon Joaquin Berron, D.D.S. Additionally, several Phoenix-area patients will share their personal experiences of healthcare abroad.
Robert Page, M.D., a long-time family practice physician and former chief-of-staff of Tempe St. Luke’s Hospital, will be co-hosting the event.
Affordable Care Act Causing More Patients to Consider Medical Tourism
According to Robert Page, founder of MedRepublic, “The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) succeeded in providing healthcare coverage for millions of Americans, but also caused many insurance companies to cut back or entirely exit the market. This has been especially true in Arizona, where thousands of patients and small business owners have been forced to seek alternatives for addressing healthcare needs while managing costs.”
Patients Beyond Borders estimates that as many as 1.4 million Americans travel annually to access the most innovative and cost-efficient healthcare treatments, primarily in fields such as dentistry, orthopedic and plastic surgery, and surgical weight-loss.
“Many people consider medical tourism to be a viable option, but are uncertain how to proceed,” said Page, who co-authored several popular guidebooks identifying top-rated overseas doctors prior to establishing MedRepublic as a company. “It is our hope that by offering these seminars, patients will learn more about their options, including MedRepublic, which is designed to provide safe, high-quality care options that also help bridge the affordability gap.”
For more information about the Phoenix-area seminars and to RSVP, please visit https://www.facebook.com/medrepublic/events. Additional information about future seminars in other cities will be available via the company’s website, www.medrepublic.com.
MedRepublic (www.medrepublic.com) helps patients access affordable, quality, and expedient healthcare options abroad through an online global health platform connecting patients needing medical care to top-notch healthcare providers around the world. The company’s HIPAA-compliant, proprietary online platform enables patients to have secure conversations and video conferences with board-certified physicians to discuss their healthcare needs. Patients can obtain instant quotes and book procedures, while a team of patient facilitators ensure the patient’s experience runs smoothly end to end.
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