Good GP in Hua Hin area

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Re: Good GP in Hua Hin area

Post by oakdale160 » Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:18 am

In Canada and other Commonwealth countries where GPs are the main engine that drives the system, there are, particularly in small communities GPs, who have a 'special interest" in a special area. I know of one community,for instance , where 2 GPs manage the renal dialysis unit. With modern communication with teaching hospitals this can work well. Tele-medicine where a specialist hundreds of miles away can interact with a pt in a GPs office have made specialty care much more available in rural areas. Of course little of this exists in the Land of Smirks.

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Re: Good GP in Hua Hin area

Post by 404cameljockey » Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:39 am

handdrummer wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:30 am
HHTel wrote:
Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:03 pm
handdrummer wrote:
Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:28 pm


GPs are not specialists, that's why they're called GPs.
Dr. Pairat is a GP but his specialty is eyes. Just because someone is a specialist in one area doesn't prevent them from being a General Practitioner.
Sorry, in the U.S., my only frame of reference, GPs are not specialists and vice versa. GPs will refer you to a specialist and specialists treat only their specialty. Gotta pass the money around.
In the UK after medical school you take a specialty for a few years and then train as a GP. My British doctor in Dubai was an excellent GP and also did minor surgeries (excising fatty lumps from under skin, etc.), but their specialty was skin fungus, particularly nails, and they used to lecture on it even while a GP. But as you say, they don't practise their specialty in the GP practise (I'm sure not even allowed to).

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Re: Good GP in Hua Hin area

Post by StevePIraq » Thu Sep 06, 2018 6:04 pm

Been to Doc Saran today at Soi 51 clinic, he is now only open 1pm to 5pm on Tuesday and Thursday, he also consults at San Paulo on Tuesday and Thursday mornings.

No need for appointment but get there early as he fills up with Thai patients quite quickly.

I was there at 12:30, gate unlocked at 1pm, doc arrived 2 minutes later and saw me straight away, 30 minutes consultation 620 Baht including three lots of mediation including antibiotics.

Really nice guy. No receipts issued so forget using insurance.
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Re: Good GP in Hua Hin area

Post by oakdale160 » Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:13 pm

In the west in a large GP practice some of the GPs will have a "Special interest" one area of medicine in which they have taken extra training. Many women GPs will do an extra year in a Children's hospital before entering GP and other GPs will refer to her if they have a challenging Pediatricproblem.

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Re: Good GP in Hua Hin area

Post by joelle » Fri Sep 07, 2018 6:18 am

StevePIraq wrote:
Thu Sep 06, 2018 6:04 pm
Been to Doc Saran today at Soi 51 clinic, he is now only open 1pm to 5pm on Tuesday and Thursday, he also consults at San Paulo on Tuesday and Thursday mornings.
consultation 620 Baht including three lots of mediation including antibiotics.

Really nice guy. No receipts issued so forget using insurance.
his actual consultation fee is 500 bahts and if you ask, the lady at reception will write you a receipt, been there several time and always got one
and yes he is really nice, very efficient and thorough, and speaks perfect english

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Re: Good GP in Hua Hin area

Post by Dannie Boy » Fri Sep 07, 2018 7:10 am

oakdale160 wrote:
Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:13 pm
In the west in a large GP practice some of the GPs will have a "Special interest" one area of medicine in which they have taken extra training. Many women GPs will do an extra year in a Children's hospital before entering GP and other GPs will refer to her if they have a challenging Pediatricproblem.
Very helpful for people looking for GP practices in Hua Hin!! :offtopic:

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Re: Good GP in Hua Hin area

Post by StevePIraq » Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:28 am

oakdale160 wrote:
Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:13 pm
In the west in a large GP practice some of the GPs will have a "Special interest" one area of medicine in which they have taken extra training. Many women GPs will do an extra year in a Children's hospital before entering GP and other GPs will refer to her if they have a challenging Pediatricproblem.
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