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uckles



Joined: 18 Jan 2003

PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2003 7:47 pm    Post subject: doctors Reply with quote

hey---was wondering if anyone could recommend a good English speaking doctor in Seoul (preferably in the Gangnam area). Not looking for anything special, but just someone who can give a check up and answer questions without booting you out in five minutes...

thanks!
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mokpochica



Joined: 21 Jan 2003
Location: Ann Arbor, MI

PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2003 9:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't have a specific doctor to recommend, but I found this on another site that shows medical services for foreigners. Maybe you will find it useful:
http://english.metro.seoul.kr/residents/medical/hospitals/index.cfm

You can also check out this site for a shorter list with phone numbers:
http://www.indokorea.com/columns/colpnview.php?colid=128&tit=Living&Cpage=1&cat=Living
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Joined: 10 Jan 2003

PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2003 11:35 pm    Post subject: Doctors Reply with quote

Here are some previous posts about English speaking doctors. http://english.metro.seoul.kr/residents/medical/hospitals/index.cfm
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http://www.eslcafe.com/korea/index.cgi?read=104801
Re: Help me!! I need a doctor ASAP!
Posted By: Elizabeth
Date: Sunday, 3 February 2002, at 8:14 p.m.
In Response To: Help me!! I need a doctor ASAP! (anthony)
Try the international clinic at Kangnam CHA Hospital located at Yeoksam Sation (green #2 line, exit #7).
Walk all the way down to almost the end of the road and you'll see an angular building on your right-hand side, it's cream colored and not very high, maybe five stories? Go in the main doors and up the stairs. Go up the next set of stairs you'll see on your lett and then turn right. You'll see a sign that says International clinic. It's run by Dr. Lee Jung-no, who speaks perfect English. He's trained as an ob/gyn but he does everything, very professional and he'll take good care of you. You can call him at 02)3468-3111. Good luck! He's expensive but if you have insurance from home, you can use that. If not, be prepared to pay in excess of \50,000.
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http://www.eslcafe.com/korea/index.cgi?read=104754
Re: Help me!! I need a doctor ASAP!
Posted By: dianne
Date: Sunday, 3 February 2002, at 2:41 p.m.
In Response To: Help me!! I need a doctor ASAP! (anthony)
The doctor at the International Clinic at Itaewon is really good. I think he is even better than my own doctor back home. If you don't have medical insurance yet I think it costs about 30,000, but the fee depends on whats wrong and what has to be done. I have seen this doctor myself several times and so have my friends. You should go see him as soon as possible.
The International Clinic is down the street and on the same side as the Hamilton hotel. Its on the 5th floor of some building going away from the main shopping bit of Itaewon..get to outside the Hamilton Hotel, and face the Burger King across the road. Then turn to your left and walk up the street...and you'll get to it after 5 or ten minutes..I t hink its above a Buy the Way, or some kind of convience store. The doctor speaks perfect English, with no trace of an accent, and understands EVERYTHING!!!
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http://www.eslcafe.com/korea/index.cgi?read=104800
Re: Help me!! I need a doctor ASAP!
Posted By: tinkerbell
Date: Sunday, 3 February 2002, at 8:10 p.m.
In Response To: Help me!! I need a doctor ASAP! (anthony)
Hi - I think yongsai university has a clinic with english speaking doctors. - hope this helps and hope you feel better!
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http://www.eslcafe.com/korea/index.cgi?read=104783
Re: Help me!! I need a doctor ASAP!
Posted By: J jayazzam@hotmail.com
Date: Sunday, 3 February 2002, at 7:20 p.m.
In Response To: Help me!! I need a doctor ASAP! (anthony)
Go to the Samsung Hospital in Seoul. it is, from what i was told before i left Canada, the only hospital in Seoul that meets interenational medical standards. Good luck. e-mail me and i will send you more info. i don't have it on me right now.
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http://www.eslcafe.com/korea/index.cgi?read=104850
Re: Help me!! I need a doctor ASAP!
Posted By: Steve
Date: Monday, 4 February 2002, at 1:43 a.m.
In Response To: Help me!! I need a doctor ASAP! (anthony)
Go to the Ansan Medical Center near Songnae subway station. It's the station on the green #2 line just after Chamsil and before Kangbyon where the Techno-Mart is. You can take a taxi when you got out or walk. Go out, turn left, and walk past the taxi rank, go toward the river bank through the streets, you'll see a grassy bank, find the set of stairs, go up, cross over the small stream, and the hospital is right in front of you, a big grey and white building. Ask for the international clinic. Good luck.
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http://www.eslcafe.com/korea/index.cgi?read=104833
Re: Help me!! I need a doctor ASAP!
Posted By: beenieweenie
Date: Sunday, 3 February 2002, at 10:46 p.m.
In Response To: Help me!! I need a doctor ASAP! (anthony)
The Korean Times has listings of international clinics, particualarily in Itaewon.
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http://www.eslcafe.com/korea/index.cgi?read=104870
Re: Help me!! I need a doctor ASAP!
Posted By: sick as a dog
Date: Monday, 4 February 2002, at 3:48 a.m.
In Response To: Help me!! I need a doctor ASAP! (anthony)
Mate, look for the large green cross on a building. This is a hospital. Go on in and ask to see a doctor or someone who can speak English. There WILL be someone. A checkup should cost you about 10,000 won. Most doctors speak a little English.
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http://www.eslcafe.com/korea/index.cgi?read=109682
Posted By: ******
Date: Wednesday, 27 February 2002, at 6:57 p.m.
In Response To: English Speaking Doctors (Limpy)
Soon Chun Hyang University hospital has an international clinic. The doctors are not native English speakers, but they speak English fairly well. The number of the International clinic is 709-9158. The hospital is located in Hanam-dong, a 15 minute walk from Itaewon.
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http://209.204.62.79/korea/index.cgi?read=123003
Re: DERMATOLOGISTS IN SEOUL?
Posted By: Ian Thomas iain48@hotmail.com
Date: Tuesday, 7 May 2002, at 9:17 a.m.
In Response To: Re: DERMATOLOGISTS IN SEOUL? (chiaa)
If you want a good dermatologist you may wish to contact Dr. Hea-shin Chung. I know her personally and I had her give a number of lectures to my students on skin care when I was teaching at Sookmyung Women's University. She will not rip you off and she speaks excellent English. A couple of my friends have been to her and they are very happy with the results. Her clinic is near Ehwa Women's University. You can contact Chungdam Leejiham Skin Clinic at 02-296-3600 or e-mail your questions to her at gooddoc@orgio.net. She writes articles for the Korea Herald every Friday on skin care. I hope this will help you.
Best of luck, Ian.
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http://www.eslcafe.com/korea/index.cgi?read=132710144552
Re: I need a dermatologist !!!!!!
Posted By: Yaya
Date: Monday, 30 September 2002, at 8:58 p.m.
In Response To: I need a dermatologist !!!!!! (SaraSmith)
Try Wooskin Clinic. The doctors are fluent in English there and the founder is one of the most famous dermatologists in Korea.
To get there, get off Sookmyung Women's U. subway station at exit 1. If you need a map, click below.
http://www.wooskin.co.kr/hospital_all/hospital_7.asp
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http://209.204.62.79/korea/index.cgi?read=123249
Re: LOOKING FOR A HOSPITAL OR A CLINIC IN PUSAN OR
Posted By: Roy subtle69@canoemail.com
Date: Wednesday, 8 May 2002, at 5:19 p.m.
In Response To: LOOKING FOR A HOSPITAL OR A CLINIC IN PUSAN OR SEO (info please)
Hi,
Go to the Wallace Hospital Foreigners Clinic at Namsandong Subway. It is about a 3 minute walk to the hospital from the subway. Ask for Dr. Lee. He speaks good English but his secretaries do not so you have to insist to speak to him. Be prepared to wait a while. He respects confidentiality but will more likely examine you and talk to you in front of his nurses, making no effort to keep anything from them. You will need your foreigner's card, passport and your medical insurance if you have it. If you don't, expect to pay around 40,000 W. Good luck. Email me if you need any more help.
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http://209.204.62.79/korea/index.cgi?read=123601
Re: Encephalitis Alert in Newspapers
Posted By: schatje shanndree@aol.com
Date: Friday, 10 May 2002, at 3:45 p.m.
In Response To: Re: Encephalitis Alert in Newspapers (Still in Canada)
Please see the Center for Disease Control website on travel for a professional opinion on immunizations:
www.cdc.gov/travel/eastasia.htm
I would get all you shots before you go. Why would you risk foreign health care? Check to see if you have a travel clinic in your home area, sometimes they are tied in with hospitals. If not, the local Health Dept. office in the US gives all the immunizations. I don't know about Canada.
If you are going to be traveling to neighboring countries as well as around Korea, the following is the complete list...it's your body, your choice:
adult polio booster (good for life)
tetanus/dyptheria (good for 10 yrs.)
typhoid (the oral dose is good for 5 yrs.)
hepatits a (2 shot course, good for 20+ years)
hepatits b (2 shot course)
Japanese encephalitis (3 shot course)
If you don't have time to get all the shots completed for the mulitple course immunizations, you have quite a bit of coverage from just getting at least the first one done. Better than nothing. The hepatitis shots are cumulitve, so you can even get the rest of them completed after you return home for future travel.
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http://209.204.62.79/korea/index.cgi?read=125601
Re: chiropractic medicine
Posted By: Dimple Gamgee of Bree
Date: Tuesday, 21 May 2002, at 7:16 p.m.
In Response To: chiropractic medicine (Cryptonomicon)
I have two herniated discs in my neck that continually cause me pain if I sleep in the wrong position etc. I sought out chiropractic help in Korea (via listed chiropractors in Canada) and got three names. That was about 6 years ago. At that time, I could only track down one of those doctors. He was fantastic. He was also really old and has since passed on. His daughter was raised (mostly) in the States and is also a liscenced chiropractor there. The problem, as she explained it to me, is that chiropractic medicine is not recognised by the Korean Medical Association (why?? Who knows, it is Korea) and thus all chiropractors are illegal.
Here is her information. I still visit her when necessary. She is very good, uses modern techniques and speaks English fluently.
Su-hee Katrina Song D.C.
Sillim-dong, Kwanak-gu,
Seoul
(02) 852-1122
Dimple
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http://209.204.62.79/korea/index.cgi?read=125791
Re: chiropractic medicine
Posted By: Tess
Date: Wednesday, 22 May 2002, at 6:06 p.m.
In Response To: chiropractic medicine (Cryptonomicon)
You're in luck!
I've been to see Dr. Yoo, a Korean-American now living in Korea. He's an excellent practitioner, hi-tech and fully bilingual, of course. I believe he is now in Itaewon near the Hamilton Hotel. He sees people on Saturdays, and charges a reasonable rate.
He advertises in the Seoul Classifieds.
Cell number: 016 727-1446
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http://209.204.62.79/korea/index.cgi?read=125646
Re: chiropractic medicine
Posted By: Lone Wolf
Date: Tuesday, 21 May 2002, at 9:52 p.m.
In Response To: chiropractic medicine (Cryptonomicon)
This has been my biggest concern on returning to Korea! I did a search online and found a list of chiropractors. Some of them have been trained at the best US schools, Palmer and Life College. Try doing searches of their names online. I think the last one on the list speaks English and studied in the USA. Good luck!
Here is my list:
Yong Duk Byun, DC
WooSung 3 1st Dong #905
Khepo Dong Kang, * NOT ON FILE *
Republic of Korea
Cheol-ho Son, DC
323-2 Cheonho 2 Do Kan Dong
Seoul, * NOT ON FILE * 60_
Republic of Korea
Kim Dong-Wann, DC
Donggu Shimam 4 Ding Deagu
South Korea, * NOT ON FILE *
Republic of Korea
Byun Yong Duk, DC
58 Hyo Ja Dong
Chong Ro Ku, * NOT ON FILE * 110033
Republic of Korea
Lee Hwang Bok, DC
Myungil-dong Jukong #901-501
Seoul, * NOT ON FILE * 134070
Republic of Korea
Kim Ilhwan, DC
102-302 Amsung At Juksung-dong
Seosan, KO 356090
Republic of Korea
Pard Jin-kyung, DC
1691-8 Seocho=dong
Seoul, * NOT ON FILE * 137070
Republic of Korea
Jinhwan Jo, DC
716-21 Banpo-1-Dong
Suhcho-Gu, * NOT ON FILE * 137041
Republic of Korea
Seonghwan Kim, DC
Seocho-gu Jamwon-dong 26-3
Seoul, RO 137030
Republic of Korea
Joo Kang Lee, DC
Dong Hyun #2 Dong 405 Ho
KangNamKu Seoul, * NOT ON FILE * 105
Republic of Korea
Seung Won Lee, DC
142-39 Sam Sung Dong
Kang Nam Seoul, * NOT ON FILE * 135090
Republic of Korea
Jin Kyung Seo, D.C.
593-82 Bangbe 3-Don
Suhcho-Gu, * NOT ON FILE *
Republic of Korea
Young-Serb Song, DC
1635-118 Shinlim #1-Dong
Kwanak-Ku, * NOT ON FILE * 151011
Republic of Korea
Phillip Yoo, DC
1 Nonhyun-dong Kangnam-ku
Seoul Korea, * NOT ON FILE * ___
Republic of Korea
Phillip B. Yoo, DC
1 Nonhyun-dong, Kangnam-ku,
Seoule, * NOT ON FILE * 135010
Republic of Korea
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Re: I don't know that I'd trust these doctors...
Posted By: Ben bmalinski@hotmail.com
Date: Wednesday, 22 May 2002, at 10:56 p.m.
In Response To: I did it in a Hospital (Eagle Eye)
One slip up of the scalpel and your eye sight is history. You want to make damm sure the doctor is EXPERIENCED with HUNDREDS of procedures having been done! I know two teachers PERSONALLY, who went in for the surgery, one in Busan and one in Seoul during 1991 and each is seeing impaired in one eye permanently and 50-60% impaired in the other thanks to the korean expert doctors. Yeah, they settled out of court. What good is money when you can see?
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http://209.204.62.79/korea/index.cgi?read=125966
Re: I don't know that I'd trust these doctors...
Posted By: intergalactic
Date: Thursday, 23 May 2002, at 4:07 p.m.
In Response To: Re: I don't know that I'd trust these doctors... (Ben)
When I was having a pterygium removed in Australia last year my surgeon, having heard I live in Korea, told me about his city colleague who routinely works on the results of Korean eye operation stuff-ups. In fact I have been warned by three Australian doctors, "Korea!! Don't ever get anything done there!" I'm not denying that things get done and many procedures turn out fine, but it seems Korea's medical reputation precedes her.
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http://209.204.62.79/korea/index.cgi?read=129505
Online Pharmacy
Posted By: Bob Burns
Date: Wednesday, 12 June 2002, at 4:06 p.m.
Hi guys, I remember people asking about getting medicine here etc. I found an online pharmacy that will ship to you. No hassles and most of all it is discreet. I ordered some of those little blue pills from them. I'm thinking about trying propecia too. Anyway, the address is http://www.epharmacyonline.com
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http://www.eslcafe.com/korea/index.cgi?read=132710135667
Re: go-it alone health insurance?
Posted By: dan
Date: Thursday, 1 August 2002, at 2:32 a.m.
In Response To: Re: go-it alone health insurance? (me)
Check out this web address:
http://www.imglobal.com/provider
This is an american company that will provide comprehensive international insurance to people from any country and their rates are very reasonable. I pay only 50,000 won per month for an insurance plan that covers me for health care costs of up to a million dollars. Non-US citizens will have to pay a little bit more, but the rates are still reasonable.
This kind of insurance won't cover you for basic doctor's visits, but it will protect you against catastrophes. I think it's pretty foolish not to pay 50,000 won per month to protect yourself against a disaster.
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http://www.eslcafe.com/korea/index.cgi?read=132710144617
Vitamins Anyone? Great Resource
Posted By: Eric Gabriel - egabriel@collegeclub.com
Date: Tuesday, 1 October 2002, at 6:11 a.m.
I've been teaching and traveling for 4 years. If you need Vitamins abroad go to:
www.longevitylabsdirect.com
You will find anything you need, plus they will ship and receive a phone call to change address to anywhere in the world. A great company and service.
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uckles



Joined: 18 Jan 2003

PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2003 12:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

great, thanks everyone!
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jcm87



Joined: 19 Jan 2010

PostPosted: Sat Mar 26, 2011 10:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are these open on Sundays??? I sprained my ankle a few days ago and it's starting to look pretty bad, I don't want to wait until Monday and I need to see an English-speaking doctor.
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alisha



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 5:35 pm    Post subject: Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Reply with quote

Hi, I'm starting the application process for teaching in Korea. I was wondering if anyone knew anything about acupuncture/oriental medicine- costs, advice, etc. I have rheumatoid arthritis and I'm interested in trying these methods in Korea being that I never found Western Medicine to be of any help.

Thanks!
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Joined: 05 Sep 2005
Location: Kwangju, South Korea

PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 9:59 pm    Post subject: Re: Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Reply with quote

alisha wrote:
Hi, I'm starting the application process for teaching in Korea. I was wondering if anyone knew anything about acupuncture/oriental medicine- costs, advice, etc. I have rheumatoid arthritis and I'm interested in trying these methods in Korea being that I never found Western Medicine to be of any help.

Thanks!


They are all over the place and they are cheap.

Just ask a co-worker when you get settled for a recommendation for one close to you.

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alisha



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2012 5:04 am    Post subject: Re: Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Reply with quote

Thank you!
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