Welcome to Medical Destination Panama
has earned the title as the “Hong Kong” or “Dubai” of the
Americas. This has mainly been due to its significantly lower
cost of living and fully “Americanized” culture.
slowly becoming one of the top medical tourism destinations,
attracting US and Canadian, and other international health
travelers. The reasons for this are: its proximity, excellent
healthcare services, US trained and certified medical staff and
its attractive natural beauty.
Healthcare System in Panama
Panama’s long association with the United States has left a
distinct American footprint in its culture, giving it more than
a hundred years advantage over other countries in providing
healthcare to American patients using US standards of quality
and service. This can be seen in the similarities in facilities,
medical procedures and practices, as well as the abundance of US
trained and board certified doctors and medical staff.
There is currently one hospital in Panama that is fully
certified by the Joint Commissions International, Hospital Punta
Pacifica. However, all of the other top hospitals, most of which
are privately owned, are fully certified by local medical
accreditation bodies set by the Panamanian government as well as
other non-government accreditation bodies.
In addition, most of the top hospitals have affiliations and are
duly recognized by international medical organizations such as
the Johns Hopkins International, Baptist Health International of
Miami, Cleveland Clinic, Tulane Health Science Center, Miami
Children’s Hospital, University of Nebraska Medical Center, the
Harvard Medical Faculty, the Kendall Medical Center and the Beth
Israel Deaconess Medical Center among others.