A few columns back, I wrote about fine dining at a new restaurant discovery here in Davao. In the comments, one reader told about how he avoided a lot of foods and drinks on his recent trip to the Philippines (his first time here), fearing that he might have stomach problems from the food. It’s […]
Health and Healthcare in the Philippines
Obviously, for any population that is aging, health and healthcare are a major concern.
I, myself, have experienced a number of health issues over my years of living in the Philippines. You can read about my journey on my other blog called 430 to Fit.
Many expats think that the healthcare available in the Philippines is substandard, but that is not my experience. If you take the time to look for the right hospitals (not always the most expensive hospitals) you can get excellent health care in the Philippines.
Read the archives below to learn more about health and healthcare in the Philippines.
Recently, I have been spending a lot of time in the Dentist’s chair! Having work done on my teeth is something that I have never liked, since I was a kid. Because of the fact that I did not really care for it, I kind of let me teeth go, and did not keep them […]
Last week, I was watching ANC (the ABS-CBN News Channel) on TV. The show was “Crossroads” with Tony Velasquez. Crossroads is a weekly news show that goes in depth and talks to guests about topics in the news. Something similar to what you might see on Sunday Morning TV in the United States. Crossroads airs […]
In recent weeks, there have been two big news stories in the Philippines related to the medical field. Both of these are major stories, although for different reasons. The first case, which has been public for a couple of weeks now involves a patient who had surgery at a Government operated hospital in Cebu, Vicente […]
Tonight Bob, myself, our nieces and Jean Jean were visiting a family member who was admitted to a hospital near our house. We didn’t know that she was there until late this afternoon. Actually this person is the wife of my cousin. This cousin is kind of close to Bob because he was the person […]
Dengue hemorrhagic fever is one of the most dreadful diseases in tropical countries, which is caused by a virus carried via mosquito bites. Dengue brings about hemorrhaging of the internal organs to a point that it causes death. Western medicine or common hospitals do not have any cure for Dengue. Doctors even say that their […]