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How to see a doctor in the United States

2018-04-03 09:36:45

We all know that the United States is the most developed country in the world in terms of medical treatment. As more and more wealthy Chinese go abroad, going to the United States to see a doctor is becoming an increasingly fashionable practice. So what are the precautions for going to the United States? If An Hengxin experts give you 13 suggestions: 1. To ensure that the medical treatment in the United States is smooth, it is best to bring all patients' original Chinese medical records, image originals, CDS, the outer packaging of the drugs currently used and other related materials before going to the United States. 2. Before receiving the doctor's appointment letter and passport (including visa), it is best not to book a ticket to the United States. Because the embassy accepts and mails the passport, the patient may receive the passport late, resulting in the change or cancellation of the ticket. 3. After the visa is approved, in order to ensure the length of stay in the United States (B1/B2 can stay for up to six months each time), it is recommended to book round-trip tickets to reduce the risk of entry obstruction; If you are unsure of the duration of medical treatment, the return flight can be booked as a rescheduling ticket. 4. If an international transfer is involved, it is best to ensure that the departure transfer time is more than 3-4 hours, and the return transfer time is 2 hours. 5. The length of stay in the United States depends on the treatment plan of the American doctor, so it is recommended to book a hotel for one to two weeks, and then adjust it to a long-term apartment according to the treatment needs. If you rent an apartment, you usually need to provide a deposit certificate that is three times the annual rent, and you need to prepare it in advance before going abroad. 6. Before going to the United States, the estimated cost given by the American hospital is only the cost of the preliminary examination, and the actual treatment cost may be much higher than the estimated cost, so we should be prepared economically. Treatment in the United States generally does not require a hospital stay, which can cost $10,000 or more per day. 7. In order to facilitate the payment to the American hospital and the subsequent hospital refund, it is recommended that the patient use the international dual-currency credit card visa or master, which is valid for at least six months. 8. In the United States, before each doctor visit, it is a good idea to write down any burning questions on a piece of paper so you can ask questions. 9. Hospitals in the United States have a strict appointment system and should try to resolve all questions in an interview with the doctor. If you still have follow-up questions after seeing the doctor, you can call or email the doctor; Don't go to the doctor's office without an appointment. 10. After the end of medical treatment, it is best to obtain the original pathology from the American hospital, as well as the medical records, images and other materials generated in the United States, so as to use them in the follow-up medical treatment. 11. If the patient has an emergency during the flight, he or she can request an emergency landing or the airport first aid at the destination in advance. 12. It is strictly prohibited to bring any form of Chinese herbal medicine into the country, which can be confiscated or refused to enter the country, or even banned from entering the United States for 5 years. 13. It is recommended to purchase insurance for patients and accompanying persons traveling abroad. Here are five more things to note: First, measure your physical condition. To see a doctor in the United States requires a continuous flight of more than ten hours on the plane, if the patient's condition is very critical, then it may not be suitable to go abroad to see a doctor, because there may be a variety of emergency situations during the flight, and even danger. Second, there is a need to weigh the value of the patient's condition and treatment. If a cancer patient has reached a very advanced stage, generally speaking, unless a miracle occurs, American hospitals can only give him a stage of life, and alleviate his pain, the possibility of cure is unlikely. Third, are your expectations of American hospitals reasonable? Some patients may say that the United States is the most developed place in the world, so he must have a way to cure my disease. This idea is unrealistic. Although the United States is undoubtedly the most developed country in the world, there is no panacea for all ills. Otherwise, Steve Jobs would not be dead, and neither would the President of the United States. Therefore, we must have a very rational judgment about the medical treatment in the United States. Fourth, we should weigh our own economic capacity. The cost of medical treatment abroad, especially in the United States, is much higher, often many times the cost of treatment (and is not covered by health insurance). We strongly do not recommend that patients sell their property or even borrow money to go abroad for medical treatment. If Anhengxin applies such an economic standard to customers who go abroad to see a doctor: if he can often go to five-star wine for afternoon tea before going abroad to see a doctor, then after coming back from going abroad to see a doctor, we hope that he still has this ability, without affecting his future quality of life. Fifth, no violence in hospitals. The United States is a completely legal country, if the patient has any dissatisfaction with the hospital, or with the doctor during the doctor's visit in the United States, then it must solve these problems through legal channels: find their own lawyer, and then negotiate the best solution with the hospital; If consultations are fruitless, they are put into law; There must be no violence or medical drama. America has truly zero tolerance for violence in hospitals. Generally speaking, many hospitals in the United States have armed hospital police, and if they find that your hospital violence may threaten the hospital staff, then the hospital police will punish the abuser very severely.