Part 3: Lucking out
(In Parts 1 and 2, you can read how I came to be self-insured and how I struggled to decide what to do about my injury.)
Bangkok made the most sense to be treated. But which hospital, which doctor?
Online, I checked three reputedly very good hospitals in Bangkok looking for a specialist whose training was not confined to Thailand.
I found an orthopedic surgeon at arguably the best and most expensive hospital in the country, Bumrungrad, which is among several there favored by many expats and medical tourists. A middle-aged Thai who has had training in the U.S., Dr. Siripong Ratanachai, telephoned me twice and answered my emails quickly before Continue reading