Pablo Castillo is the Founder and CEO of Medbrick, a Montreal, Canada-based company which caters to Canadian patients wanting to receive healthcare specifically in Latin America. Canadians typically use their public system for their healthcare, however, in some cases, medical procedures are not covered by their system and these treatments are expensive if done in the private hospitals which could be very costly if paid out-of-pocket.
This led to the founding of Medbrick 5 years ago to help patients receive medical treatments abroad giving them a huge amount of savings but still receive great quality of service.
In this episode, Pablo also shared about the first Canadian Medical Tourism Tradeshow to be held in Canada this August gathering the medical and wellness providers all over the world which aims to educate Canadians and help them gain more awareness of the opportunity to receive medical care abroad.
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In This Episode, You’ll Learn
- That Canadians are used to going to the public system for healthcare
- Most Canadians are not aware of the medical care outside their country
- About their patient who wanted to have a bariatric surgery done in Mexico which was considered one of the most popular surgeries Canadians go for.
- How they helped the patient by setting up with other medical providers
- How Medbrick has helped in cutting the cost of the procedure including the trip
- How they vet out doctors to ensure patient’s safety
- They provide quotations from different providers for which patients can choose whatever that works for them
- They also provide professional translators specializing in the medical field to aid patients who need translation
- How they aim to find at least 50% of savings for patients
- About their travel insurance business
- How they find hospitals to negotiate with for travel insurance
- What types of procedures international patients are usually traveling for
- The new trends they see for Canadian patients in the medical tourism aspect
- About the First Medical Tourism event that they are holding on Montreal, Quebec, Canada
- His top three tips to patients wanting to travel abroad for a medical procedure
- Medbrick Website
- Facebook Page
- Destination: Health – Canadian Medical Tourism Trade Show
- Contact Info: 1-819-317-0300 Ext. 138
The Onwards Medical Breakthrough
Lung Cancer ‘Breathalyzers’ to Boost Early Detection
“There’s an old story that dogs can smell cancer. At first, it sounds like an urban legend. And while it isn’t untrue—there is evidence dogs can smell cancer—the research isn’t universally accepted, nor has it been shown clinically useful yet.”
“But what if we take the central proposition, that a dog’s nose can detect molecules associated with a disease, refine it, and instead of relying on a hunting dog point, build a machine to do the same thing? Scientists are already on it.”
“The efforts are part of a larger push for earlier diagnosis of debilitating and dangerous diseases, like cancer and Alzheimer’s. Often, by the time symptoms show up, the disease is at an advanced stage and much more difficult to treat.”
“It’s believed that in the earliest stages, when treatment may prove more effective, the body is still full of microscopic molecular clues. Called biomarkers, these molecules associated with diseases may provide enough proof for diagnosis.”
You can learn more about this discovery at this link.
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