General Medicine in Vietnam

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Vinmec Times City International Hospital
5.0

From 6 verified reviews

Binh Do Trong, 31 March 2020

Very satisfied with their high quality services and standards. Thank you all, Vinmec

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Hue Central Hospital
5.0

From 5 verified reviews

Gabriella Genova, 30 June 2020

Worthy of being the leading Central hospital!

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Da Nang Hospital C
5.0

From 5 verified reviews

Lukas Kiefer, 08 March 2020

They take good care of patients. Thank you

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Vinmec Da Nang International Hospital
5.0

From 5 verified reviews

Seaghán Ó Raghallaigh, 02 August 2020

Fantastic facilities and a very caring staff. The doctors were all fluent in English. Strangely, one of my highlights of being in Danang.

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Thanh Nhan Hospital
5.0

From 3 verified reviews

Lorena Loria, 21 September 2020

The hospital is newly built, modern, well equipped. The quality of medical examination and treatment is much higher than before. If you live in Hai Ba Trung area and neighboring districts in Hanoi, this is the place to visit.

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An Giang Central General Hospital
5.0

From 2 verified reviews

Ana Stuard, 20 November 2019

Spacious clean and airy

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Raffles Medical International Clinic in Hanoi
4.8

From 6 verified reviews

Taiyo Miyamoto, 24 July 2020

Excellent receptionists who can speak English, Vietnamese and Japanese. Excellent doctors and nurses.

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Hong Ngoc General Hospital
4.7

From 6 verified reviews

C Cutler, 17 August 2020

English speaker maintained continuous contact between staff and doctor. Health exam included chest X-ray, ultrasound is lung , spleen, kidney, abdomen. Complete blood profile. Approx two hours provided exam results. Approx 2 million dong, all inclusive. Efficient, friendly staff. Highly recommend. Pharmacy and emergency room on site.

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Hanoi French Hospital
4.7

From 6 verified reviews

Erick Medina, 12 July 2020

Hanoi French hospital is outstanding! The doctors and other staff were very kind, everything was very clean, and there was no wait! This was far better than other hospitals I’ve been to all around I’d say.

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Pacific Hospital
4.6

From 5 verified reviews

Marilyn Elisha, 05 March 2020

I have nothing but the highest praise for this hospital and the staff. I was brought in after breaking my ankle in 2 places and was terrified to learn i could not fly home to Australia with a big operation first. Having no choice but to trust them the operation was carried out 5 days ago and I will be repatriated by Allianz travel insurance in two days time.

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General medicine focuses on the diagnosis and nonsurgical treatment of diseases of the internal organs. A medical doctor who specializes in general medicine is usually called a general medicine doctor or a general physician (GP). Although they mostly treat adults, they may also treat adolescents and children. They treat all medical conditions, including conditions that affect the respiratory, cardiovascular, neurological, gastrointestinal, hematological, or endocrine systems. Some of the most common conditions general medicine doctor can treat include but are not limited to:

  • Respiratory system, including lung fibrosis, asthma, pneumonia, and Emphysema or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
  • Cardiovascular system, such as hypertension and ischemic heart disease (heart attack, angina).
  • The neurological system, such as cerebrovascular accident (strokes), dementia, and epilepsy (seizures).
  • Gastrointestinal system, including gastroenteritis and liver disease (such as alcoholic liver disease).
  • Hematological, such as anemia.
  • Endocrinological, such as pituitary disease, diabetes, and thyroid disease.

A general medicine doctor can arrange a wide range of tests, such as electrocardiogram, blood pressure test, urinalysis (U/A), blood sugar level, and fecal occult blood tests. They may also arrange laboratory investigations, such as blood tests or other fluid samples from other parts of the body. Occasionally, they may also arrange a biopsy for diagnosis, which will be sent to a pathologist for analysis. General medicine doctors can also work with radiologists to use X-rays, MRI, CT scans, or ultrasound, as well as nuclear medicine specialists for certain tests, such as PET scans. They may also refer patients to another specialty for special tests, such as a cardiologist for an angiogram and a gastroenterologist for an endoscopy.

Common procedures or interventions that general medicine doctor perform are as follows:

  • Perform clinical examinations of patients to evaluate, diagnose, and monitor the patient’s condition.
  • Interpret findings from investigations, such as blood tests, to help reach a diagnosis.
  • Use life support skills and emergency procedures, such as defibrillation, when necessary.

How Long Should I Stay in Vietnam?      

You can leave the medical facility immediately after, plan to stay at least 2 to 5 days in Vietnam for a follow-up appointment. During the follow-up appointment, your doctor evaluates how your body is responding to treatment or, if you had diagnostic tests, explain the results, and discuss the treatment plan with you. However, if your doctor tells you that no follow-up appointment is necessary, you should be allowed to leave for home on the same day. 

What's the Expected Recovery Time?

Recovery time can be different from one person to another, depending on the illness or disease you have and your overall health. You will be advised to take several days off work and avoid strenuous activities to allow your body to recover. Your doctor will let you know the specific time you can return to work and your normal activity. 

What Aftercare is Required?

Your doctor will give you an aftercare instruction tailored to your particular condition, which may include activity restriction and recommended diet. Your doctor may likely prescribe medicine as well. It is important to take the medicine as directed and follow all the instructions closely. They will also let you know if you need follow-up appointments. For certain illnesses, they may refer you to a specific specialist.

What's the Success Rate?

For many people, general medicine is the first point of treatment. It has a high success rate in diagnosing and treating many conditions, as well as referring patients to the relevant specialist for specialized treatments. Experienced and skilled general medicine doctors can learn a great deal by simple observation. Looking at hands, nails, skin, mouth, and eyes, as well as examining your lungs, heart, and abdomen can give them some clues and help them decide on the most appropriate tests to undertake to confirm their clinical suspicions. 

Are there Alternatives?

The alternatives depend on your condition. For example, you should be able to see a cardiologist for heart conditions without talking to your general medical doctor first. However, in some cases, you may need a referral from your general medical doctor to see other specialists.

Whilst the information presented here has been accurately sourced and verified by a medical professional for its accuracy, it is still advised to consult with your doctor before pursuing a medical treatment at one of the listed medical providers, it is still advised to consult with your doctor before pursuing a medical treatment at one of the listed medical providers. This content was last updated on 12/09/2020

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