Griffith Student Finds Success in Medical Tourism

Griffith Student Finds Success in Medical Tourism


I started my studies at Griffith in 2005
and in 2013 as I just begun my PhD
studies we saw a real niche in the market here
in Australia in orthopedics and spinal healthcare and through our connections
with Cosmedi-Tour another medical tourism company, we started Skygen and began putting
together packages for patients in Australia who have orthopaedic issues. When I started studying I never thought that the medical tourism industry was ever going to be as large as it
is now. Through the research that we did in my PhD studies we identified a lot of holes in health care systems. It is a mixed response really to medical
tourism depending on who we are speaking to Funnily enough of its not just whether or
not we are speaking to a doctor or not sometimes
we speak to general practitioners who are very excited about the fact that their
patients have other options that maybe not be present here in Australia. So someone who is waiting on a say a waiting list for a knee replacement for three to five ten years we have spoken to patients who
have been sitting in the middle of Australia for 10 years. so thanks to my time at Griffith I’ve been
given both the tools to to seek out health
issues around the world the confidence to know that I have
the power to to impact change there.

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