American Physicians Network (APN)™ is a health travel consulting service than connects clients to specialty surgeons and medical services. We are staffed by medical personnel and have been working within the industry for almost a decade.
What is a Health Travel Service?
A health travel service is an agency designed to assist clients in obtaining health and medical services outside of their immediate geographic area. While this can include both domestic and international destinations, APN operates internationally with countries that have globally ranked health systems.
The health travel industry, also referred to as medical tourism, has been around for over two decades. Most medical tourism companies operate like travel agencies, focusing on where you want to go on your vacation, and then secondarily on the standards of your medical procedure. These companies are profit-driven and observe few ethical guidelines or employ medically certified experts.
What Makes APN Different?
APN is a health travel service created and managed by medical professionals. APN focuses on the client and the procedure first. Your health is our highest priority.
We only place our clients with physicians and surgeons who have received their country’s highest standard of certification. Each surgeon has to be individually certified through the American Physicians Network certification process. While JHACO (Joint Commission) and other regulatory bodies certify hospitals, clinics and other health care facilities, we have established our own criteria to certify the surgeons and the anesthesiologists themselves. This is a costly, and lengthy process which includes background checks, education verification, in-depth interviews and on-site inspections.
We also take this process one step further, and do what few other regulatory organizations do. Most inspections stop at the operating room door. But at American Physicians Network, our process includes observing surgery with the surgeons within our network. We use well-established and validated tools such as the World Health Organization (WHO) checklists, and individual surgical board recommendations as part of our evaluation of surgical practices and techniques.
Using this information, along with information gathered from our full patient evaluation, we match our clients based on their needs, to the specialists best equipped to care for them. We never receive any compensation or financial remuneration from healthcare providers in our network.
Our clients can receive medical care at just a fraction of what they would pay at home. Procedures can be up to 80% less than those performed in the United States. We believe that excellent care should be available to all people, not just the wealthy, so we strive to make it more affordable.
For more information on APN’s international network of services, request a FREE Preliminary Patient Consultation online!