Can a doctor in Thailand speak English and other related FAQs

If you are a foreigner staying in Thailand, there may come a time where you need to go to a clinic or a hospital to seek medical treatment. The following FAQs are based on my own experiences visiting clinics and hospitals in Thailand. I have visited both government and private hospitals. FAQs when receiving medical [...]

Is the tap water in Thailand safe to drink?

The answer is NO. I have stayed in Thailand for a few years. And for more than 10 years prior to this, I have been travelling to Thailand, staying at various regions and places across Thailand. So regardless of whether you are in Bangkok, Phuket, Ko Samui, Chiang Mai or any other towns, do NOT [...]

My experience in placing my mother on generic medication in Thailand

Thai people who visit government hospitals in Thailand would be required to pay only 30 baht per consultation which covers medication and even hospitalization (in a common ward and not single room). There are however certain medications which they would need to pay out of pocket but the charges is usually cheaper than buying the [...]

Tube Feeding in Thailand- excellent system and support for Alzheimer’s/dementia

Thailand has an excellent robust system available to assist patients who need to go on tube feeding. I have enormous gratitude towards the Thai healthcare system for providing support to my mother who is now on tube feeding as she developed dysphagia from end stage Alzheimer’s. When my mother could not longer take in sufficient [...]

My experience with Mahachai Hospital (private healthcare in Thailand)

I have been staying with my mother in Thailand for a few years. My mom have a number of health ailments and we went to Mahachai Hospital (โรงพยาบาลมหาชัย), a private hospital located in Mahachai, Samut Sakhon for her follow up treatment. In the past few years, I have been very satisfied with their services hence [...]

Guasa tools made from horns and stones

Guadsa tools made from yak horns and stones

Years ago, I realized the value of guasa in pain relief after purchasing my first guasa board from Elken which was made from buffalo horn. It was light and portable, hence I often carry it around to my office or during my travels. It is good to relief tensed and stiff muscles. Then years ago, [...]

Handrails, portable toilets and disable/senior supplies – HomePro Thailand

Disabled/ senior friendly supplies HomePro Thailand

Seniors and older adults may face mobility issues due to aging, falls, illness or injuries. At the same time we also have those who become disabled due to illness or as the result of falls. As a caregiver for my mom who have mobility issues, I perfectly understand the challenges and predicament of this group [...]

Should you eat in a food court or savour the street food?

Food court Tesco Lotus

If you ask most of the Thai people, they would prefer to eat in shops or the street food. In terms of taste, they tell me that street food or restaurant taste better than food court. I tend to agree too. However they would still eat in a food court for convenience’s sake. For example, there [...]

Where to buy handrails/ handbars for the elderly/disabled in Thailand

Handrails sold in DoHome

For the elderly and the mobility challenged persons, having a handrails along their beds and bathrooms are very useful. If you have an elderly person at home, installing handrails by the bathroom would help the person to be more independent. I’ve had handrails installed for my mom in my bathroom and it made a huge [...]