Chicago, Illinois (PRWEB) January 5, 2006
Medical Tourism is definitely a viable option to exorbitant healthcare costs in the U.S., especially for uninsured or underinsured consumers. Much of the attention of this new industry has been focused on the hospitals overseas. However, “before a medical tourist departs the U.S. to their chosen destination, there are a host of issues to consider,” states Patrick Marsek, Managing Director of MedRetreat, LLC, the first U.S. based Medical Tourism Service Agency.
CONSUMER BEWARE! Overseas surgeries should not be attempted alone, without the guidance of a non-biased agency that has performed an exceptional amount of due diligence about the process. All aspects of a successful medical tourism model must be known by anyone seeking this alternative.
MedRetreat has invested several hundred thousand dollars, and, two years of research developing a successful program to offer medical tourists a safe and pleasurable experience. After assisting over 200 clients, MedRetreat is launching a nationwide campaign to attract and service North American consumers interested in receiving their medical procedures overseas.
“To ensure the best interests of our clients are satisfied, we invest approximately 35-40 hours of time with them during the process” claims Marsek. “You are not alone in the process from the time you initially contact us, until you return home from your trip. And, the best part, our services are completely free to our members. We receive compensation from our overseas partners for our role in the process. We have negotiated a 20% discount from the hospitals due to high volume patient flow. We keep 15% and pass 5% along to our members. So, in essence, they will receive a better price than if they tried to do this alone. It’s a no-risk opportunity…and a win-win situation for all concerned.”
MedRetreat offers 183 procedures in cosmetic, dental and general medical surgeries to eleven destinations in seven countries around the world.
MedRetreat continues to be the leading medical tourism service agency in the U.S.
For more information about MedRetreat, please visit http://www.medretreat.com.