What's up Doc!?

A recent visit to a private Bangkok hospital

As for the doctors, I didn't have the least bit of sympathy for either of them. The way I saw it, the first was an uncongenial individual, who first having had her feathers slightly ruffled, then seized the opportunity to hit out and try to do some financial damage to an unwell person.


Buying hospital inpatient (IPD) coverage in Thailand

The 5 areas of health insurance coverage that you should be aware of

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Tell it to the OIC

There's a new sheriff in town

Being a stranger in a strange land causes many expats to become a bit paranoid at times. This can be especially true when considering the purchase of health and accident insurance in Thailand. Whom can you trust? What are the "hidden" exclusions that health insurers can use to get out of paying your claim?


Class, may I go out?

Dealing with a delicate classroom issue

What do you do you if in the middle of your teaching you suddenly feel the urge to go to the toilet? Do you wait until your class is over? Do you ask your students to excuse you? What's the best way to deal with this most personal of issues?


Living with mental illness in Thailand

Postbox letter from Ada Hodgman

Finding your meds is another struggle. Unless you live in Bangkok or Chiang Mai, expect to have to order your drugs from Bangkok.


In the pink

It's annual health check-up time

There's nothing nicer than spending most of the day at a Thai hospital being poked and prodded by a selection of Thai doctors. No, really.


Meds! meds! meds!

The medical situation in Thailand

Thailand has a wide range of excellent private and international hospitals. The buildings and equipment are far better than your average English state hospital affair. The cost is usually great value and well covered by most insurance policies. Doctors are often educated abroad and speak good English.


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