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Re: Rachapreuk Hospital
« Reply #15 on: January 14, 2016, 08:36:48 PM »
If you take Warfarin/Coumadin you can get the INR/PT test done here. I believe it is 350 baht.

You can also get cortizone/steroid shots for pain relief for about 900 baht.

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« Reply #16 on: March 05, 2018, 06:55:24 PM »
I went to Ratchaphruek Hospital today with ear problems.
Was not sure if infection or not.
Very friendly and very professional.
Turned out to be blocked with wax.
Put some drops and waited a while before cleaning.


Was not given expensive drugs like the Ram would have done 
In and out in an hour.


400 Baht fee.
Impressed and will never go to the Ram again.




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« Reply #17 on: March 05, 2018, 08:26:05 PM »
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Spent four days in BKK hospital Khon Kaen this past week due to complications with asthma. Received excellent treatment, but the cost for four days was 59,000 baht.  "Ouch"


Yeah, "Ouch" indeed!  What was the itemization, Kowpot?   What exactly did they do to/for you?  I heard the rooms are B5K-B10K per day, so on the high end, your four days might have been B40K just for the room!  Personally, for that money, I would rather stay at the Pullman.   Here is a fancy-schmancy on at BKK Hosp Pattaya
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« Reply #18 on: March 05, 2018, 09:39:17 PM »
That has to be a rip off.

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« Reply #19 on: March 06, 2018, 06:45:56 AM »
Upon discharge (inpatient or outpatient) will the Rachapreuk Hospital provide you with an itemized bill in English as well as a Physicians Statement with diagnoses in English.  I ask as I need those in order to file a claim with my U.S. Government insurance.

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« Reply #20 on: March 06, 2018, 07:06:23 AM »
I got an itemised bill in English.

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« Reply #21 on: March 06, 2018, 09:02:57 AM »
That is one thing that you have to watch out for before leaving the hospital. They fully understand presenting a bill in English. But, for insurance purposes. The diagnosis, must also be in English. But, they often leave that out. I always have to go back to billing and get them to include the Doctors diagnosis and remarks. Basically, what the hell did I come in here for?  Dah!


 Can't seem to get that to sink in sometimes.

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« Reply #22 on: March 06, 2018, 12:11:21 PM »
I fail to see why people dismiss the Khon Kaen Government Hospital.
Doctor's consultancy charge - 50 baht, and as a lot of the doctors actually also practice at Private hospitals, there is a good chance you will be seen by one of these. I know somebody will mention 'waiting time', but as I am retired, and have the whole day to myself, I don't mind the wait, as I know I am getting value for money.

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« Reply #23 on: March 06, 2018, 01:46:36 PM »

There must be a decent hospital somewhere in Thailand, surely?


I paid a lot of money to get a heart scan at the Bangkok Heart Hospital in Bangkok using their 256-slice CT scanner, "better" than anything we have in the UK.


The results were pretty bad so followed it up back in the UK and it turns out the results from the Bangkok scan were a complete load of rubbish.


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« Reply #24 on: March 06, 2018, 04:28:37 PM »
Or the UK ones were?

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« Reply #25 on: March 06, 2018, 04:34:08 PM »

Or the UK ones were?


Nope, I had an invasive angiogram in the UK.
The BKK scan said one on my coronary arteries was 30% narrowed and another 45% narrowed.
In actual fact there was no narrowing anywhere.


For a major heart hospital that is very worryingly negligent.

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« Reply #26 on: March 07, 2018, 07:27:54 PM »
Not if it gets them a lot of expensive business.

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« Reply #27 on: March 12, 2018, 12:36:25 AM »
I went to Ratchaphruek Hospital today with ear problems.
Was not sure if infection or not.
Very friendly and very professional.
Turned out to be blocked with wax.
Put some drops and waited a while before cleaning.


Was not given expensive drugs like the Ram would have done 
In and out in an hour.



400 Baht fee.
Impressed and will never go to the Ram again.


I prefer Ram -  was 1000 baht and got my ears cleaned with a vacuum cleaner thing. 1000 baht, no medicine.


Rajapreuk have to wait much longer. Ok if you don't work.

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Re: Rachapreuk Hospital
« Reply #28 on: March 12, 2018, 02:44:24 AM »

Of course, the cheapest way to get rid of ear wax is to do it yourself at home with drops of olive oil.
It is all that is in expensive chemist ear drops. There is another sort but olive oil works fine, just takes a few days.

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Re: Rachapreuk Hospital
« Reply #29 on: April 27, 2018, 11:41:18 AM »
That is one thing that you have to watch out for before leaving the hospital. They fully understand presenting a bill in English. But, for insurance purposes. The diagnosis, must also be in English. But, they often leave that out. I always have to go back to billing and get them to include the Doctors diagnosis and remarks. Basically, what the hell did I come in here for?  Dah!


 Can't seem to get that to sink in sometimes.


"Duh" indeed!