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Doctors in Bangkok

Posted by fivesilver on 4/3/2009 at 23:45

What's the situation with going to a doctor in BK for minor complaints?

I'm wondering if it's like South Korea. There, there are very few all-purpose GPs. You go to the Ear, Nose & Throat doc, the Dermatologist or whatever, depending on what's wrong.
Even without insurance, a visit to one of these specialists - in a developed country - costs a lot less than when I go to a GP in Dublin who gives me some very general advice and an expensive prescription for some catch-all antibiotics.

Anyone here been to a doc in BK for sore throat, earache, flu or the like?

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Posted by somtam2000 on 5/3/2009 at 12:21 admin

We tended just to go to a hospital -- cost was still very reasonable (under 1,000B generally). Samitivej out on Sukhumvit http://www.samitivej.co.th is excellent.

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Posted by naromekram on 10/7/2009 at 09:56

For minor issues just about any hospital will do. More serious issues you need to go to Samitivej, Bangkok Hospital, and the top international hospital, Bamrungrad.

Mark

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Posted by SBE on 11/7/2009 at 16:57

I wouldn't actually chose to go to Bumrungrad if I had something seriously wrong myself. It's more geared to medical tourists looking for elective cosmetic surgery than traffic accidents or cancer.

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Posted by somsai on 12/7/2009 at 00:27

I used Bumrungrad not only for the invasive procedure I went for, but also my teeth and other condition. I didn't want to spend a lot of time in Bangkok and getting there was simple, soi 3 Sukumvit.

There might be cheaper or better I don't know, but they are certainly the most famous.

The dental and other without appointment was great. I expected an appointment days off.

Why not use one of the best in the world for a drop in clinic if you can?

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