MEDICAL BLOG

Blog posts of general medical information related to travel or living in Thailand

Hearing Clinic: June 27th

Photos from Be Well Medical Center's first hearing assessment clinic, Saturday 27 June 2020

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Developments in Heart Failure

Dr Ben van Zoelen, retired cardiologist and member of the BeWell Advisory Committee, reviews the changing face of heart failure therapy.

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Thai Traditional Medicine visits Be Well Medical Center

The Be Well Medical Center hosted a visit by a Thai Traditional Medicine group from the Ministry of Public Health on Friday 19th June.

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Where’s the Flu gone?

Over the last seven weeks there hasn’t been a single positive case of influenza in Thailand, yet this would normally be the peak flu season.

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Facing Forwards

Whether to wear a face mask or not has been a controversial issue throughout this pandemic, with some authorities encouraging universal face mask wearing from the beginning while others have only recently taken the same approach.

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Over the Hill

Many countries are easing lockdown measures now that they're ‘over the peak’ of Covid-19. In Thailand, we’ve been lucky:

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Teeing off again.

The re-opening of Thailand's golf courses this weekend makes this the perfect time for a brief look into the medical side of golf.

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Dengue Information

Last week we mentioned that there is a vaccine for dengue fever but that it's not recommended for travellers and expats. This probably seems quite strange, so this week we'd like to explain why.

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Health in the Rain

This week saw the start of the rainy season, a welcome relief to the heat and drought. But the rains also come with health warnings. Thailand sees many more infections from respiratory viruses during the rainy season

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Be Well introduces Video Consultations

In the current Covid-19 pandemic we recognise that many people are feeling a little uncomfortable about leaving their homes. To address this, we now offer a Video Consultation service for our members.

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Coronavirus & BeWell Clinic services

Given the extra-ordinary circumstances generated by the current coronavirus pandemic, we must inform you that we have had to adapt our medical service protocols for patients with respiratory infection.

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Pneumonia vaccine

Some people are asking if the vaccine against pneumonia will give any protection against the new coronavirus that causes Covid-19 disease.

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Coronavirus Education and BeWell II

Recognizing that the coronavirus / covid19 situation is a great concern to people living in Hua Hin, with huge media coverage and a lot of conflicting advice, Be Well Medical has taken a proactive ...

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Coronavirus Education and BeWell

The fight to control the coronavirus outbreak needs the help of everyone to limit further spread. For this reason we are now asking that patients with respiratory illness contact us by telephone

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Covid-19 versus Influenza

Both of these viruses can be fatal but usually aren't, and both generally cause severe illness in the same high-risk groups: people with pre-existing illnesses and people of increasing age.

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