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Churnalism of Medical Tourism

2009-09-05 17:57:47

Churnalism of Medical Tourism

“the trend towards this form of journalism involves reporters becoming more reactive and less proactive in searching for news - "You get copy coming in on the wires and reporters churn it out, processing stuff and maybe adding the odd local quote. It's affecting every newsroom in the country and reporters are becoming churnalists.”
- BBC journalist Waseem Zakir has been credited for coining the term churnalism
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Major Medical Tourism Locations list 23 countries as the top Medical Tourism destinations, in a perfect world a person would go visit the Doctors and Hospitals in all these countries, then make the decision.

I feel you purchase a culture.

I have been to 20 of the 23 countries; I have not been to UAE, New Zealand and the Czech Republic.

1. Israel
2. Jordan
3. UAE - NO
4. Brazil
5. Canada
6. Cuba
7. Mexico
8. Panama
9. United States
10. Uruguay
11. China
12. Hong Kong
13. India
14. Korea, Republic of
15. Malaysia
16. New Zealand - NO
17. Philippines
18. Singapore
19. Taiwan
20. Thailand
21. Czech Republic - NO
22. Poland
23. Turkey

Bauang - Paringao - San Fernando, Philippines
La Union Province
Southeast Asia
Sunday, September 6, 2009
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I received a comment that made me think, and makes me “frustrated angry.” How can I explain anything to an audience who has already made up their minds? I am 100 percent positive, I have visited, lived, and experienced more countries and cultures than almost any person reading this. I have visited 20 of the top 23 listed countries for Medical Tourism.

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“mary said on Friday September 4th, 2009 06:34:03 PM


For a person that "supposedly", knows allot about Thailand, and India

‘ I Wonder why you know so little about there med tourism , its much much bigger then the Philippines and much better.

For a traveler that really seems not to like the philippines you sure are spending alot of time there. WHY?? Could YOU become one of the over weight, gal chasing expats ? maybe you found a home.



I have a love-hate relationship with the Philippines, a long-term reader knows this. I am here in the Philippines hiding in a Resort working on a very high-speed internet system. At the end of the day, I am the owner of a 13 Million-page Travel site, and this is more important than my Blog, it is called

Diagnose in Philippines, surgery in Thailand
As best I can figure out, the majority of Medical Tourist are diagnosed in the USA or their home country and the surgery or work is performed in a country they choose.

Mary or Jery makes a good point, maybe I should consider Thailand for surgery...

As of right now, the Doctor Barnebe in Lorma Hospital is recommending I get exploratory surgery. He wants to put me under anesthesia, cut open my back and look at the lump. He then needs to make decision, is this fat, nerves, or a muscle bundle. If it nerves he would then call in a neural surgeon.

My thought was, I will just get a Neural Surgeon and forget him, so I am in the process of choosing a neural surgeon. However, we both agreed to take a month off and allow it to repair, if it is a muscle bundle it could almost disappear in this time.

The bottom line with readers is they are not me, they have not visited 20 countries, they do not personally know cultures from the bottom to the top. They read the journalist opinions and follow the leaders, the Churnalism of Medical Tourism information is maybe 99 percent of writers.

I truly do not believe any one person has traveled to 20 of the 23 three possible countries to get an overview of the cultures.

Bottom line in my opinion, I my best choice for surgery on planet earth would be Germany and the worst would be… “Niger, West Africa.”

Philippines for Diagnose, Thailand for Surgery and no India doctors are going to touch my Body. Doctor Hadawi in Bloomington, Indiana is the reason I am here right now, because my left femur is not straight and he kept telling me it was in “perfect alignment.”

I am calling up one of my best friends, a Doctors, Jeff W in the USA, and will soon learn how much to have the surgery in the USA. Hmm,
I called him, it does not look promising, one of my best friends and a never-ending list of we need this, we need that, I do not know, in my head I want to say, “who does?”

Read this and if you understand this cultural joke than you the right path to making decision about medical tourism.

Heaven is Where ~
The Police are British,
The Chefs are Italian,
The Mechanics are German,
The Lovers are French
It’s all organized by the Swiss.

Hell is Where ~
The Police are German,
The Chefs are British,
The Mechanics are French,
The Lovers are Swiss
It’s all organized by the Italians.

Churnalism of Medical Tourism