What Our Members Are Saying
Our members live and work all over the world and all share the same desire to have an instantly available team of physicians dedicated to their health and safety.
The scope and utilization of WorldClinic services varies from member to member. Some members contact us only when they are experiencing an acute health issue or medical emergency. Other members use WorldClinic to coordinate every aspect of their health and personal wellness.
Here is what some of our members have said about us:
"While in China on a business trip, I awoke at 2 AM with severe chest pain and I was in no condition to help myself.
I called WorldClinic from my hotel room. The doctors quickly figured out that I was having a heart attack. In less than five minutes, they had my co-worker in my room and were instructing him to give me a nitroglycerin under my tongue, an aspirin and a drug to slow my heart rate.
At the same time, their staff directed the local EMS to bring me to the only hospital in Beijing with a 24-hour cardiac catheterization lab. They faxed a copy of my EKG to the ER and spoke with one of the on-duty doctors through a Mandarin translator. Two and half hours later, I was in the recovery room, alive and very much aware of what WorldClinic had done for me."
-W. N., Andover, MA
"Last year, I was planning a family vacation to Argentina. My father has a pretty serious heart condition though and we were concerned about what would happen if he should have a heart attack.
The doctors at WorldClinic helped us locate an American trained cardiologist in Buenos Aires and put together a folder for us on my Dad's health history. They also called the cardiologist in person and made sure we had his cell phone number for any emergencies. As it turned out, things went well and we had a great time, but it was reassuring to know that we had a plan and someone to go to if something happened."
-J. L., Reston, VA
"Three years ago, we were at our winter home in Marathon Key when my wife took a fall. Neither of us thought it was serious, but over lunch, an hour later, she started having blurry vision in her right eye.
From a local restaurant, we called WorldClinic and Dr. O'Toole took us through a guided exam of her visual fields, concluding that she was having the first signs of a detached retina.
He was right, and an hour later my wife was undergoing a laser repair with the one ophthalmologist in the area who could do it (which WorldClinic located and called for us). I often think of what would have happened if we had not called right when we did..."
-J. H., Huntington Beach CA
"I was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2003. I had my own advisers search the Internet for as much information as they could find on my treatment options.
It was very hard to sort out what information was real medicine versus what was a marketing gimmick. In the end, my wife and I flew up to Boston and met with our WorldClinic physician, Dr. Dan Carlin and went through all the information I had collected. In the end though, it just all boiled down to finding the one urologist that all the other urologists agreed was the best. That one urologist did my surgery laparoscopically. I was out of the hospital in 3 days, made a good recovery, and the tissue tests showed that they had gotten all of the cancer. I think of the time and caring given to my wife and me by WorldClinic and Dr. Carlin's team. They made a hard decision easier and the results speak for themselves. Let me say that WorldClinic now also covers our entire family and the crew of our boat."
-T. H., West Palm Beach, FL