View Poll Results: Will the DR become an important destination for medical tourism?

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  • Definitely

    4 12.50%
  • I think it can happen, but they need to work on some things.

    15 46.88%
  • I think it will not happen, but it could if they work to achieve it.

    6 18.75%
  • DR a medical tourism destination? Ha ha ha ha!

    7 21.88%
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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert View Post
    ... the dentist that trained the German doctor here in the DR...
    I have never heard of a German dentist or doctor who was trained in the Dominican Republic.
    But you can send me the list....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Criss Colon View Post
    I'm strongly recommending a "tummy tuck, lipo suction, breast implants, and a butt lift for MY WIFE!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    THAT should tell you SOMETHING about the quality of plastic surgery and all medical procedures here!!!!!!!!!!

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    An almost certain way to get rid of one's wife.
    Make sure you increase her life insurance.

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    This certainly doesn't help-

    http://www.dominicantoday.com/dr/loc...s-3-acquittals

    The problem is threefold-

    1) Doctors who are allowed to continue practicing despite having multiple patient deaths on their resumés.

    2) The courts doing absolutely nothing to punish doctors like this with fines, jail time, or the stripping of their medical licenses while going as far as finding them not guilty of medical malpractice. The typical "No Fue Mi Culpa" mentality seems to extend to all walks of Dominican society, and they will go to great lengths to protect their own.

    3) The idiot Dom Yorks who keep going to doctors like this despite the fact that the reputations of some of these "carniceros" precedes them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by donP View Post
    I have never heard of a German dentist or doctor who was trained in the Dominican Republic.
    But you can send me the list....

    donP
    Dental Cibao have been running implant training for years. I met a group of German dentists whilst at the clinic one day, I have posted about it before. It's cheaper to train in the DR than Germany, especially for mini-implants.

    Anything else?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert View Post
    I met a group of German dentists whilst at the clinic one day, ... It's cheaper to train in the DR than Germany, especially for mini-implants.
    The US firms for the implants (which are also sold in Germany) offer 'incentive travels' to German dentists, named 'further education and training'.
    In reality they are just paid holidays and cheaper for the firms than inviting the dentist to the US.
    No German dentist would ever frame the participation certificate and hang it in his practice...


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    Quote Originally Posted by donP View Post
    The US firms for the implants (which are also sold in Germany) offer 'incentive travels' to German dentists, named 'further education and training'.
    In reality they are just paid holidays and cheaper for the firms than inviting the dentist to the US.
    No German dentist would ever frame the participation certificate and hang it in his practice...


    donP
    I suggest you actually do some research on what is being offered at Dental Cibao, who attends and why, before guessing.
    Just a suggestion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Berzin View Post
    I've been to doctors recommended by native Dominicans and they have been excellent. I would rather see doctors like the ones I visit in the DR than the ones I see here in the US.

    The problem is one of consolidation. If there was a database of the best doctors in every town with all their pertinent information, their practices would benefit from the extra traffic and the information would be accessible to any foreigner with a computer.
    i wasted six months of my life dealing with doctors in NYC who were trying to deal with my hypertension. every succeeding visit, all they did was to double the dosage, and tell me to come back in 2 weeks. finally, i went to Bournigal in POP, and it has been smooth sailing ever since. blood pressure of a teenager.

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    Quote Originally Posted by donP View Post
    The US firms for the implants (which are also sold in Germany) offer 'incentive travels' to German dentists, named 'further education and training'.
    In reality they are just paid holidays and cheaper for the firms than inviting the dentist to the US.
    No German dentist would ever frame the participation certificate and hang it in his practice...


    donP
    This may be true, but the knowledge they attain they will put to use in their practices once they go back home.

    If you look at the specialists in Dental Cibao, their training is top-notch. Some have trained in other Latin American countries, Spain, the US, etc. Latin America has some seriously good schools for dentistry and plastic surgery-Colombia, Brazil, Venezuela, and Argentina to name the ones I'm aware of.

    I have a friend who is Colombian and he has dentists and plastic surgeons in his immediate family. The work he's had done is excellent, rivaling anything I've seen in the states and the costs are wallet-friendly.

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    Had an eye tooth root canal across 5 months and 5 or 6 visits in Sto Dgo Norte. $150 all in. My Boston dentist claims the work
    done was 1st rate. Deductible alone in Boston was north of $300. 3 years later still all good.

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    They should offer a special incentive.
    If you die here as a result of medical incompetence,...they ship you home for free!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Takes some of the worry out of DR Medical "UNSURism"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1


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