Lance Barnes is the director of the Indiana University Health International Patient Service Division. The division opened its doors to medical tourism last July and the volume of patients from other countries has been a healthy success. They’re also looking to develop some partnerships to work on the outbound side as well. Lance and the division are caring for a wide variety of illnesses ranging from complex cancers to proton therapy.
We normally talk about heading outside of the US for medical treatment but today our discussion is based on patients coming to the US. Tune in to hear all sides of the story so that you know the different ways people travel to improve their health. It’s all about taking care of your health with the best possible outcome for survival and in the most affordable way.
In This Episode, You’ll Learn
- Two amazing success stories Lance shares about patients who traveled to IU for treatment
- Where Indiana University Health is heading with Stem Cell implants
- What proton therapy is and how it’s helping many patients survive
- The 3 ways patients can pay for medical treatment at Indiana University Health
- Why it’s important to know the volume of patients a particular physician has on average
- Patients from over 25 different countries are visiting Indiana University Health for treatment
The Onwards Medical Breakthrough
Today’s onwards breakthrough comes from Imperial College of London and the Medical Research Council. They have found an anti-appetite molecule called acetate that is naturally released when we digest fiber. Once it’s released, the acetate is transported to the brain where it produces a signal to tell us to stop eating. This may lead the way to helping obesity and saving many lives. You can learn more about this discovery at this link.