Florida Expat Surprised By Healthcare Experience In Cabrera Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic healthcareHealthcare concerns are probably one of the most common concerns I hear from people thinking about expatriation to the Dominican Republic.  I understand the concern and have made it a mission to explore the experiences of other expats in the Cabrera area.  Luckily I have not had the need to really test the system out myself on anything serious but I know plenty of expats and locals that have, and I want to share their experiences with you…. in a series of video interviews.

I think you will be surprised if you think that you really need to be in the US, Canada or Europe to receive good quality care.  That is definitely not the case and great care, both conventional and alternative care, are available here for a small fraction of the costs you will incur in “first world” countries.  You don’t need to take my word for it, just watch the upcoming videos and hear it from other expats and caregivers.  Along the way, we will be touring several healthcare facilities that are popular with expats and also interviewing several physicians, surgeons and alternative care providers.

In this interview with Captain Randy Rode we will hear about his experience with the healthcare system in Cabrera and how much a very serious orthopedic surgery cost him.  Back in the United States where Randy came from, this surgery would have easily cost $30,000….. but down here……

You’ll have to watch to find out…..Randy shares his experience in the Cabrera healthcare system with us in this video interview.  To sum up his experience though, great service by a caring staff at a bargain price.  What more could you ask for?

I hope this interview and the many that will follow will help aleviate any fears you may have about the availability of quality and affordable healthcare services in this north coast area around Cabrera Dominican Republic.  And always keep in mind that if the local clinics and hospitals are unable to handle a more complicate case, there are mush bigger and more sophisticated hospitals in Santiago and Santo Domingo that are ready to receive you.

If you would like to talk to Captain Randy about his healthcare experience, or about Dominican Republic Sportfishing or about his great, affordable B&B then contact him through his website at the link.

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And finally, if you have not already participated in one of our free DYD Discovery Tours…… WHY? Heck, worst case you get to explore another beautiful part of the world and best case you will fall in love with this little rural village overlooking the ocean that has become home to so many other expats. Click DYD TOUR to sign up for YOUR own Discovery Tour.

For now, it’s Barry headed back out on another DYD tour.  Hope to see you down here soon.


Jermaine December 6, 2013 at 7:43 pm

Hey Barry,
Just wanted to comment on something. It is extremely difficult to move away from everything you have know in search for a better life. Me and my wife are a relatively young couple but see the value a life outside of the US. These series of videos are extremely helpful and are truly eye opening. I hope we all get the courage to do what is right for ourselves. Thanks Barry, you are definitely earning points with the big guy upstairs.
Looking forward to seeing you and meeting Randy.


mike December 7, 2013 at 1:27 am

dear Barry,
for someone retiring at 55 , it would be nice to have some type of enterprise , some business , something to do besides play golf and walk the beaches.

Barry December 7, 2013 at 3:26 am

There’s more one can do here than almost anywhere. You name it it’s here. Start a business if you want to, help others, volunteer in one of many community projects. How about white water rafting, cave dwelling, freshwater diving, saltwater diving, surfing, wind sailing, kayaking, gold panning, nature walking 4X4 off roading, motor cycling, bike riding, mountain biking…. Heck it would take someone 5 years just to discover all the back roads in the region and I could go on forever. Problem is most folks have forgotten what IT IS TO ACTUALLY DO. All they see is trading time for money or going to a mall for lunch and then sit back and complain how bad they’ve got it. Sound familiar??? So sad mike… sad how people have become so brow beaten and they only have themselves to blame for it. Very few can still think out side of the box, almost none in fact. Yes the walking dead are numerous. I can name a hundred more things off the top of my head. Such a sad depressed culture the masses have bought into hook line and sinker… Oh Yea some and of the best off shore game fishing is here to… almost forgot to mention.

Brian December 7, 2013 at 9:16 pm

Hi Barry
I would be interested in web sites for medical insurance that I could check out. If you could post something for that it would be great.

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