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Postby waanjai » September 28, 2012, 1:26 am

They will start with their regular program on December 12, 2012. In the meantime they are doing all the training of their personell in order to meet the standards of all Bangkok Hospitals in Thailand.
Since Wednesday this week they are selling their new regular check-up program to local farangs.

If you want most actual information contact Mr. Phayoon Thavon (John), International Marketing Executive,
042-343-111. He studied in Pittsburgh, PA.
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Postby Khun Paul » September 28, 2012, 6:02 am

I personally don't care where the man called 'John ' studied, it is the cost and patient care which is important, I agree, about the comments slick rooms and furniture if the medical side is poor.
Upon saying that I have found and based on my wealth of experience ( a family with 5 doctors and two nurses ) that the overall level of medical care is good at Wattana, Udon general is good for eye problems and as stated before I cannot speak for the military hopsital but I understand it is fair.

But as with all things you pays your money and take your choice and hope.
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Postby LoneTraveler » September 28, 2012, 3:49 pm

Hello! After reading the experiences of members on this topic, choosing a hospital is not going to be an easy task. Although, I am leaning toward Wattana and the Military hospitals. Too many negatives concerning AEK. And I do agree that a topic should be started to hear of in-hospital experiences both for and against. I realize that opinions will vary based upon a personal
point of view but one cannot ignore medical in-competencies versus effective and competent medical care.

When I was in Jomtien, I had regular appoints at a private clinic which was owned by a physician who spoke English well and trained and practiced in America. He told me when he retired from medicine in Thailand he got bored and opened the clinic. He performed blood work, checked blood pressure etc. and prescribed meds. He probably saved me from a medical melt down. Now I monitor blood work , blood pressure, and purchase the over the counter medications he was giving me at his clinic. He was blunt "your too fat" "you drink too much" "cut down on drinking and lose weight, and watch you diet and exercise. Words to Live By however, how many of us totally adhere to this advice, Better said than done.

I am thinking this may be the route for me; find a private clinic run by a competent physician with admitting privileges to Wattana if such a scenario exists in Udon Thani. Any thoughts, experiences in this area?
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Postby bumper » September 28, 2012, 4:15 pm

We have had several appointments at the New Bangkok Hospital. Cost for a Dr. visit less then Wyattana. Best guess they are operating on outpatient basis now, The Doctors we have seen also worked at Udon Hospital, same for Wyattana.

The hospital is getting much needed make over, floor by floor.

No Problems with Bupa or AIA Health Insurance no deposit required.

The important thing about John ( international Rep ) is he speaks fluent English. There is also a lady name Sawaatee good English. A supervisor.

We also have a family Doctor that works at the military Hospital, when he is not in the clinic. That is where I do my annual checkups. Go to the independent lab, for the blood work. Let the doctor advise me from there.
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Postby douglas » September 29, 2012, 1:54 pm

Hi,
A number years ago i had a accident. Broke my wrist and did my back in.
Told wife to call a ambulance. One came within 20 mins. and took me to the military Hospital. Had two x-rays on my wrist and two on my back, as well as pain killing injections. Had my wrist put in plaster and was told to rest my back. They asked me if i wanted to stay the day in the hosp. I said no id rather go home, I hate hosp..For the Amb., treatment, x-rays and after care i was charged 10,000B which i thought was reasonable. Claimed all back of my insurance later.
By the way, being over 70 now, i had to get other acc. insurance. Mine went through the roof at his age. The best i found was a accident ins. by AIA costs me 2300B a year. This is handy as i can use it when driving car, cheaper than getting seperate acc. ins. for car.
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Postby bumper » September 29, 2012, 2:48 pm

I have seen posting on the site that say go late afternoon and you won't have a long wait.

Chances are you will get the same doctor, there as AEK. They all seem to do double duty, one way or another.
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Postby kjellsnell » September 29, 2012, 6:05 pm

bumper wrote:I have seen posting on the site that say go late afternoon and you won't have a long wait.

Chances are you will get the same doctor, there as AEK. They all seem to do double duty, one way or another.


I agree to that ;)
These days life seems pretty good and I eagerly look forward to the continuation!
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Postby bumper » September 29, 2012, 6:18 pm

I might check and see if I can the Diptheria booster there.
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Postby hermajesty » October 11, 2012, 8:27 am

Is the "Military Hospital", the "Army Hospital" and "Fort Prajak Hospital" the same thing??
When I look on the information page "Udon Thani hospitals, clinics and Pharmacies", there is an Army hospital that is not on the road to Nong Khai but a "Dr. Phairoj Hospital" one that is....

Also, "Bangkok Hospital" is " Panyavejinter Hospital", correct? They are just joining the BKK hospital group or finally taking on the name officially....??

I have had mixed experiences at AEK. I went to Wattana first and did not get satisfactory treatment but did get proper help at AEK. I saw a "specialist" at AEK but she could not tell me the class of a drug she was prescribing... I got what I needed but ...

Then, again at AEK, I had to go there to get an injection for treatment from a specialist at Bumrungrad (couldn't get down to BKK) and was unhappy with the professionalism or lack of that, by the doctor at AEK. I got what I needed but ....

Now, I am possibly facing a pretty simple surgery and saw the ONLY doc at AEK who does it and I was very put-off by him in many ways....he doesn't do laparoscopy (go to Bangkok if you want that, he says), he was kind of an odd bird. I don't know how to say it exactly but I just did not want him doing surgery on me.

Is it true that no one does laparoscopy here in Udon?? I want to look into the military hospital but am a little worried b/c I am foreign. I think a skilled doc is most important but some privacy for me is also important. There is a bit of an animal in a zoo feeling for me here and to be vulnerable AND in that position is not something I want to do, really. It might not be possible.

Sorry to the OP about this thread not being so helpful about BKK Hospital here in Udon. By it's former name I have heard some good things about it but have not yet looked into the hospital. I am trying to dig up info on former threads but it takes time and digging and my questions are burning ;-)

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Postby semperfiguy » October 11, 2012, 10:09 am

hermajesty wrote:Is the "Military Hospital", the "Army Hospital" and "Fort Prajak Hospital" the same thing??
When I look on the information page "Udon Thani hospitals, clinics and Pharmacies", there is an Army hospital that is not on the road to Nong Khai but a "Dr. Phairoj Hospital" one that is....

Also, "Bangkok Hospital" is " Panyavejinter Hospital", correct? They are just joining the BKK hospital group or finally taking on the name officially....??

I have had mixed experiences at AEK. I went to Wattana first and did not get satisfactory treatment but did get proper help at AEK. I saw a "specialist" at AEK but she could not tell me the class of a drug she was prescribing... I got what I needed but ...

Then, again at AEK, I had to go there to get an injection for treatment from a specialist at Bumrungrad (couldn't get down to BKK) and was unhappy with the professionalism or lack of that, by the doctor at AEK. I got what I needed but ....

Now, I am possibly facing a pretty simple surgery and saw the ONLY doc at AEK who does it and I was very put-off by him in many ways....he doesn't do laparoscopy (go to Bangkok if you want that, he says), he was kind of an odd bird. I don't know how to say it exactly but I just did not want him doing surgery on me.

Is it true that no one does laparoscopy here in Udon?? I want to look into the military hospital but am a little worried b/c I am foreign. I think a skilled doc is most important but some privacy for me is also important. There is a bit of an animal in a zoo feeling for me here and to be vulnerable AND in that position is not something I want to do, really. It might not be possible.

Sorry to the OP about this thread not being so helpful about BKK Hospital here in Udon. By it's former name I have heard some good things about it but have not yet looked into the hospital. I am trying to dig up info on former threads but it takes time and digging and my questions are burning ;-)

Thanks all
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Hermajesty, I have only used Panyavejinter Hosp before it was taken over by BKK Hosp group. They did a wonderful job with my annual check-up. A gallstone was discovered and I had a consultation with two docs, one of which does laparoscopic surgery. I opted not to have surgery but the two docs seemed to really know their stuff. The prices were very reasonable and considerably lower than AEK; however, I expect that has changed with the entry of the new hospital group. If you need the laparoscopic surgeon's name and number, please PM me for his private clinic info.
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Postby parrot » October 11, 2012, 10:40 am

""Dr. Phairoj Hospital""

It's the white hospital on the corner of the ring road and the Nongkai Hwy intersection (near old Lotus). It's very old and, having been in there once for a driver's licence dr letter, I'd not go there for anything requiring hospital care.

"Is the "Military Hospital", the "Army Hospital" and "Fort Prajak Hospital" the same thing??" Yes.
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Postby Joel » October 11, 2012, 11:01 am

My son stayed in Bangkok hospital udon for 2 days with a fever and bad lungs. Cost 38,000 Baht. My wife argued with them about why it was so expensive, twice the normal price. They just said it was medicine and wouldn't let my boy go home unless we paid the bill.
I was at work in Singapore so emailed the hospital with no replay so then emailed Bangkok hospital in Bangkok. They got back to me straight away saying they will get the udon branch to replay with the reason. I looked at the bill and could see where the mistake was but it took over a week before Udon bangkok hospital finaly agreed and returned 25,000 baht back to my wife.
The medical treatment was good, just the billing and lack of responce and help with the explanations of the charges that got me angry. They should have gone through the bill with my wife and not just told her to pay it as they would have seen the problem there selves if they had any idea at all.

AEK just over charges and we end up waiting for hours for any service there. I have had a couple of repairs done their and there surgens are very good thou, just have to have good insurance to cover the costs.
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Postby LoveDaBlues » October 11, 2012, 1:39 pm

I would never have any type of invasive surgery performed in Udon. Just go to Bangkok; get it done there at one of the "5 star" hospitals.

Eye surgery - Rutin Eye Hospital in Bangkok. I've had cataract surgery there; went from 20/50 to 20/20. Had a very respected Dr. here in Udon tell me if you can afford it don't trust your eyesight to anyone
but Rutin.
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Postby joepai » October 11, 2012, 3:23 pm

LoveDaBlues wrote:I would never have any type of invasive surgery performed in Udon. Just go to Bangkok; get it done there at one of the "5 star" hospitals.

Eye surgery - Rutin Eye Hospital in Bangkok. I've had cataract surgery there; went from 20/50 to 20/20. Had a very respected Dr. here in Udon tell me if you can afford it don't trust your eyesight to anyone
but Rutin.


Depends on what one needs - there are very good hospitals down in KK
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Postby bumper » October 11, 2012, 3:58 pm

The military hospital i is on the same road a Ratchapat university. The static jet displays at the entrance. My headache with AEK doesn't matter if you have insurance or not, you have to make a cash deposit. They will kept the money and in my experience won't even assist with billing your insurance. one experience but, enough for me to look else where.

The private doctor I use has told me he Military hospital does have private rooms. I've m never used them so I have no personal experience. A person I know did have surgery there and he is still walking around, that's pretty good sign.

Bangkok Hospital is going through a transistion right now. To my knowledge they are not doing surgery there and will refer you to another hospital. Someone posted they will be up and running full steam in December.

Wyatana was on that list.

A friend is there right now the result of a very serious motorcycle accident. from what I could see a serious head wound, broken shoulder. When I went to the hospital they had six people working on him, to include two doctors. I don't know at the moment id he will be transferred rr not, When i know I will update this.

I don't know where the paramedics at the scene came from but they did an excellent job
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