Medical Tourism in The Bahamas:
When it comes to the medical tourism industry, the Bahamas is quickly becoming a rising star among American patients seeking medical care in the Caribbean.
It’s easy to see why. Very few destinations offer nearly 100% safety and security like the Bahamas. Flights to the Bahamas are relatively cheap and short. Other medical destinations in South America or Europe require very long flights that are both costly and potentially risky for your health conditions.
Another reason that the Bahamas is popular is because American patients don’t have to worry about the language. Very few American patients are fluent in foreign languages. For many medical tourists, being able to communicate is an understandable concern. You don’t want to guess or play charades when your health is at stake. And you certainly don’t want any mistakes or misdiagnosis due to language problems.
The Bahamas has always been an English speaking country. That means that the doctor, the dentist, the receptionist, and the staff will always speak to you in English, and usually in a charming Bahamian accent. That also means that you can ask directions if you get lost, you can ask for a vegetarian dish in a restaurant and that you can discuss your bill with your hotel staff all in English.
Most importantly, the level of service and medical care in the Bahamas is on par with levels in the United States. Many doctors, surgeons, and dentists in the Bahamas have had part or all of their training in prestigious schools in the United States, and have returned to their country to improve the level of medical service of both public and private institutions.
While you can certainly save money on health care in the Bahamas, no one wants to save money in exchange for sacrificing their health. In the Bahamas, high quality medical care at affordable prices is what makes the Bahamas an attractive option for medical tourism.
If world-class medical care at measurable cost savings isn’t enough, medical tourism in the Bahamas is complemented by the beauty and charm of the islands of the Bahamas and her warm and friendly people. What better place to recover than in paradise: a sandy palm-strewn beach, with sunny weather and gentle breezes all year round? Medical tourism is better in the Bahamas!