Hi - My daughter's (19) travelling atm - has got lousy sore throat. She's taking an overnight bus into Bangkok and staying in Khoa San road - can anyone recommend a suitable doctor she can go and see please? She's anxious about picking one off the street and would feel much more confident if someone has used it before - Thanks - worried Mum -!
#1 GillMum has been a member since 4/7/2010. Posts: 2
They don't really have "doctors on the street" in Thailand. Lots of dental clinics on the street but no GP surgeries.
Just tell her to go to a hospital and get her throat checked. You can get seen by a doctor in a hospital even when it's nothing very urgent. You usually don't even need to make an appointment.
I think the Mission Hospital would be her best bet. It's quite near Khao San Road ... I've never used it but friends have said they got excellent treatment there and it's not too expensive.
Hi - thanks for that - it;s good to have the recommendation.
Best wishes Gill
#3 GillMum has been a member since 4/7/2010. Posts: 2
In Bangkok I have used the Bumrungrad Hospital a couple times. There are numerous links on this hospital on the internet. They are quite used to foreigners as patients. She would be seen promptly - probably better than back home.
If she knows what is wrong with her throat, or this is something that reoccurs pretty often - there are lots of good pharmacies available. If she has taken certain medicines in the past she will probably find them in a local pharmacy.
Agree with sirhalberd on the pharmacy point. If you generally know what might be wrong (or are pretty sure it's not life threatening), then it could be alot easier to skip the doctor visit and go to a pharmacy instead. She can either describe her symptoms to the pharmacist, or just explain that she needs some antibiotics (eg, Zithromax or amoxicillin). She should have no problem getting it without a dr's prescription.
Imho best hospital close by is the Adventist Hospital aka Mission hospital: http://www.mission-hospital.org/
Dr. Nick comes from US and is very nice. The staff speaks english and it is easy to reach. Just tell the Taxi driver to drive to Mission Hospital or print out the Thai name and show it to him.
Prices are fare. I staid for a therapy there for a couple of days.
The only Western-standard GP practice (or Family Medicine Practice to Americans) that I know of is Medconsult where Dr Donna (the British doctor in Bangkok) practices. I've seen Dr Donna around 5 or 6 times over the years now - dr Donna is just an incredible doctor herself and the clinic actually exceeds british standards of care! I posted their link below:
would avoid the hospitals in general as each specialist can't really 'monitor your health' - they just kind of see you as individual patients and the bigger hospitals are quite expensive.
#8 sammylewwy45 has been a member since 19/5/2016. Posts: 1
Best to choose a good hospital rather than a clinic. Try Siriraj or Bangkok Adventist.
#9 wanderer143 has been a member since 2/11/2014. Posts: 47