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Has anyone been treated at Chiang Mai Geriatric Hospital?  As we get older age related diseases happen.  I'm interested in how good their diagnostic capabilities are.
Looking for reviews and recommendations.  Someone is bound to ask, "What's wrong with you."  I don't know other than not feeling well for a long time, yet I've had a complete blood workup and physical and there is nothing in my tests that stands out.  Anyway, I'm looking for options.  So I'm considering a consultation there.  But I'd like to get feedback first.

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33 minutes ago, Mike Lister said:

I have. The Geriatric Hospital is operated by CMU, the same people that operate Sriphat and many of the Sriphat doctors work there part time. I went to see an opthamologist but ended up having to make an appointment for another day. On the day of the appointment, the nurse called to say my appointment was cancelled, because the doctor  wasn't comfortable talking with foreign patients. This was especially odd since since the doctor in question was schooled overseas for four years, in an English speaking country! I didn't rebook.

 

As far as I'm concerned, Sriphat is the only hospital I will use for any reason. I had surgery there four months ago and every aspect was faultless.

 

 

 

Do they seem to be geared toward Thai-only patients? 

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59 minutes ago, CALSinCM said:

I don't know other than not feeling well for a long time, yet I've had a complete blood workup and physical and there is nothing in my tests that stands out.  Anyway, I'm looking for options.  So I'm considering a consultation there.  But I'd like to get feedback first.

 

Make an appointment to see Dr Morgan at the Healthcare Medical Centre that is almost directly across the road from Geriatric hospital.

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2 hours ago, Mike Lister said:

I have. The Geriatric Hospital is operated by CMU, the same people that operate Sriphat and many of the Sriphat doctors work there part time. I went to see an opthamologist but ended up having to make an appointment for another day. On the day of the appointment, the nurse called to say my appointment was cancelled, because the doctor  wasn't comfortable talking with foreign patients. This was especially odd since since the doctor in question was schooled overseas for four years, in an English speaking country! I didn't rebook.

 

As far as I'm concerned, Sriphat is the only hospital I will use for any reason. I had surgery there four months ago and every aspect was faultless.

 

 

 

So Sripat is the greatest but Geriatric with a lot of Sripat doctors sucks.  Hmmm a bit strange but possible.

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5 hours ago, Mike Lister said:

...omissis...

 

As far as I'm concerned, Sriphat is the only hospital I will use for any reason. I had surgery there four months ago and every aspect was faultless.

 

 

 

To make sure, you are talking about Sriphat OPD, the new building at the end of Sirimangakalaja (sp). I concur with you, excellent place. The original Sriphat, now IPD, is however a decrepit old building with inferior services for specialist visits. I am surprised you had surgery at the new building, because I thought that (as OPD implies)  they don't have overnight rooms. Unless it was a simple procedure and they sent you home the same day.

I have no experience about the OP request. I would like to mention however that Bangkok Hospital CM is at least at the same level as the new Sriphat, actually in my experience better, although pricey.

 

Both Sriphat OPD and BHCM offer packages of full tests tailored for seniors.

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59 minutes ago, arithai12 said:

To make sure, you are talking about Sriphat OPD, the new building at the end of Sirimangakalaja (sp). I concur with you, excellent place. The original Sriphat, now IPD, is however a decrepit old building with inferior services for specialist visits. I am surprised you had surgery at the new building, because I thought that (as OPD implies)  they don't have overnight rooms. Unless it was a simple procedure and they sent you home the same day.

I have no experience about the OP request. I would like to mention however that Bangkok Hospital CM is at least at the same level as the new Sriphat, actually in my experience better, although pricey.

 

Both Sriphat OPD and BHCM offer packages of full tests tailored for seniors.

The surgery itself was done at the Suan Doc operating theatre but everything was managed via Sriphat. Even the rooms were on the 12th floor of the IPD which is specially reconfigured and kitted out to a much higher standard.

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On 4/20/2024 at 5:51 PM, CALSinCM said:

Has anyone been treated at Chiang Mai Geriatric Hospital?  As we get older age related diseases happen.  I'm interested in how good their diagnostic capabilities are.
Looking for reviews and recommendations.  Someone is bound to ask, "What's wrong with you."  I don't know other than not feeling well for a long time, yet I've had a complete blood workup and physical and there is nothing in my tests that stands out.  Anyway, I'm looking for options.  So I'm considering a consultation there.  But I'd like to get feedback first.

Competent docs. Some are specialised in geriatrics but it's also a hospital as others. Advantage: not cueing as much. Price range: middle.

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There are more doctors than there are places for them to work full time so many work part time at many places, plus, many have their own clinics as well as jobs in government hospitals. Private and semi private hospitals is where the money is so many doctors will put in hours at several private hospitals. If you look at the CV's of available doctors at each of the private hospitals, you'll see many of the same names appear at several of them.

 

So it is with the Geriatric Hospital which is a semi private wing of Maharaj, the 2,600 bed CMU hospital and is similar to Sriphat in terms of ownership and operation. Your starting point should always be the doctor or specialist you want to see and not which hospital you want to visit. Find the doctor first then find out where they work and see them at the cheapest option. The cost to see the same doctor at their own clinic versus at a well known private hospital may mean the difference between spending 400 baht of 1,000.

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On 4/21/2024 at 12:33 AM, Mike Lister said:

The surgery itself was done at the Suan Doc operating theatre but everything was managed via Sriphat. Even the rooms were on the 12th floor of the IPD which is specially reconfigured and kitted out to a much higher standard.

Well, if your opening statement
"Sriphat is a very modern building and is home to somewhere in excess of 100 specialists, all of whom are associate and assistant professors....the range of medical talent there is very impressive."

referred to Sriphat IPD, then I have to conclude what we live in 2 different Chiang Mai's in parallel universes. Nothing could be more far from the Sriphat IPD that I know. Have a good day.

 

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14 minutes ago, arithai12 said:

Well, if your opening statement
"Sriphat is a very modern building and is home to somewhere in excess of 100 specialists, all of whom are associate and assistant professors....the range of medical talent there is very impressive."

referred to Sriphat IPD, then I have to conclude what we live in 2 different Chiang Mai's in parallel universes. Nothing could be more far from the Sriphat IPD that I know. Have a good day.

 

Sriphat OPD appears to utilise two floors of the IPD building which comprises one bed rooms, floors 11 and 12 as I recall. Having worked previously for Mt Sinai Hospital in Miami Beach, I am aware of what a high quality. good standard private hospital room looks like and there is no question in my mind that the two are very close. By contrast however, my wife had surgery in Suan Doc some years ago and the room there was private but wasn't even even remotely close to the quality of the Siphat rooms. I imagine that the other floors of the IPD similar may be very different.

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