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Eastern Remedies: Alternative Treatment for the U.S. Healthcare System
Date:5/14/2008

Atlanta-based OMEDTRA paves the way for a new solution in healthcare:

overseas access to safe, quality treatment

ATLANTA, May 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Americans who are looking for alternatives to the labyrinth that is the U.S. healthcare system need look no longer. Omedtra, a medical tourism, health travel and wellness company, is helping to make affordable, care-oriented medical treatment solutions available to patients everywhere.

An increasingly popular topic in America's healthcare debate, medical tourism provides a reliable healthcare option for millions of Americans who are in need of medical treatment, but cannot afford the cost of healthcare in the United States.

But medical tourism is not just for the disadvantaged or the extremely sick. It is becoming increasingly popular with average Americans seeking affordable healthcare choices. According to a new study by Deloitte, nearly 40 percent of U.S. healthcare consumers said they would travel outside of the country for medical tourism, if the quality was comparable and the cost was cut in half. In fact, 36.7 percent of Baby Boomers, 41.9 percent of Generation X-ers and an incredible 51.1 percent of Generation Y-ers would engage in medical tourism.

"Everyone is watching their pocketbooks and worried about rising healthcare costs, especially in this economy," says Omedtra's founder and CEO, Dr. Rakesh V. Thapliyal. "But one thing is undeniable: all of us, regardless of generation, are becoming more and more interested in our own healthcare."

Omedtra was founded by Dr. Thapliyal, a healthcare expert, and is managed by doctors, finance and hospitality experts who all share a common passion for helping those in need. The company brings together the perfect marriage of experience for a medical tourism company: experts in the medical profession with experts in the hospitality and finance fields, Omedtra offers its clients safe and practical options for overseas m
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