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Doctors in Bangkok

  • fivesilver

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    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

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  • somtam2000

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

    #2 Posted: 5/3/2009 - 12:21

  • naromekram

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    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

  • SBE

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    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

  • somsai

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    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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