Garden City, MI (PRWEB) September 27, 2007
Global Med Network, Garden city, Michigan -- based medical tourism firm is launched to offer safe, affordable and high quality global health care options. As jobs are being eliminated every day across our communities and fewer employers are able to offer health insurance, Global Med Network is poised to help the uninsured, under-insured and self-insured population with their drastically reduced prices for health care overseas.
Medical tourism is a fast-growing movement in which American consumers are choosing to travel outside the country for a variety of health care procedures and treatments. The preliminary estimates are more than 1 million Americans will travel overseas for medical procedures this year.
Dr. Sujata Kambhatla,M.D, a board certified Primary Care Physician and the Chief Medical Officer at Global Med Network commented that, "she takes care of uninsured patients every day at her clinic in Garden City and their desire to get treated at the hospital for surgeries without declaring bankruptcy is ever growing. We started this company to help the uninsured and under insured in our communities to provide an alternative health care at approximately 1/8th the cost of the comparable treatment in U.S."
Global Med Network has treatment referral agreements with all major Indian hospitals for the purpose of expanding their services to North American patients.
"Our mission is to provide service unparalleled to any other medical tourism company out there, with our professional staff working 24 hours a day behind the scenes working for the patient and to follow up with the best pre and post surgery care just like our health care process today," said Mr. Amar Kambhatla, the founder of Global Med Network. GMN's comprehensive services include reviewing medical procedure requirements, answering all questions, process medical records and coordinate the entire surgery, air travel, visa services, personal assistant for air port pick up/drop off and post operative care with the patient's primary care physician etc.
"All patients need to do is call us and Global Med Network will take care of the rest," added Mr. Kambhatla.
The quality of care at our network's hospitals is equal to the standards that are available in U.S/U.K. All hospitals are accredited by JCI/JCAHO or ISO certified and many are affiliated with John Hopkins, Mayo Clinic and Harvard Medical Schools. There is 1:1 registered nurse to patient ratio with private medical suites where a companion can stay for free with the patient.
Most of the doctors at network's hospitals are U.S/UK board certified or internationally trained and have done thousands of successful surgeries in their respective fields. Also, Global Med Network and its affiliate hospitals follow strict privacy practices for handling the information.
Major Cost Savings
In 2006, approx. 500,000 Americans headed overseas for surgeries because of major cost savings. The typical combined facility and physician charge per surgery in India is 60% to 85% less than negotiated charges in U.S hospitals. For example, in the US, a typical open heart surgery or heart bypass would cost $80,000 or more. The same surgery can be done for $10,000 in India including round-trip airfare and a vacation package.
This whole concept is very appealing to self-funded health care employers in the current economy. Global Med Network serves small and mid-sized companies by coordinating everything for employee's travel, treatment and follow-up care. As the U.S health care costs have gotten outrageous, some small employers are already saving money by flying workers to foreign countries for non-emergency medical procedures.
For additional information on medical tourism and the services available, contact Mr. Amar Kambhatla at http://www.GLOBALMEDNETWORK.COM.
About Global Med Network:
Global Med Network is a global health care service provider for uninsured, under-insured, self-insured Americans and for self-funded employers. GMN facilitate access to safe, affordable, high quality medical care throughout the world. GMN provides comprehensive services that begin with initial contact to post surgery care to tourism packages and all in between. Global Med Network is managed by medical professionals, not by travel agencies with no medical background. They understand the patient's safety, needs and requirements better than any other organization.