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Doctors in Bangkok
3rd August, 2008
Total reviews: 7
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?
#1 Posted: 4/3/2009 - 23:45
21st January, 2004
Total reviews: 24
At least 113
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.
#2 Posted: 5/3/2009 - 12:21
10th July, 2008
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.
#3 Posted: 10/7/2009 - 09:56
14th April, 2008
Location Global Village
Total reviews: 5
At least 2
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.
#4 Posted: 11/7/2009 - 16:57
1st March, 2006
Location United States
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?
#5 Posted: 12/7/2009 - 00:27
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