Get To Know Me
I composed Medical Tourism Business and Make Medical Trip with the goal of connecting medical tourism facilitators and healthcare providers with international patients and to help companies implement the best practices in medical tourism. I got into the medical tourism industry in 2012. I formerly worked as a Senior Membership Coordinator for the Association in the medical tourism industry for 3 years. I did year-around marketing for the members via online branding, email marketing, educational webcast, speaking engagements, and other marketing related matters. I traveled throughout Asia and around the US, consulting clinics, hospitals, governments and other industry stakeholders.
Medical Tourism Certification Testimonial
“As a nurse and avid global traveler, I found the content on the certification course very valuable, current and easy to follow. The material adequately answered most of the basic concerns one would have starting a Medical Tourism Business. Videos, News clips and Quizzes at the end of each section were a great way to learn and retain information. I would definitely recommend MTB Certification for anyone considering venturing into this multibillion dollar industry. Thank you Gill for your consistent availability and prompt responses.” – Charlotte Shumba, Certified Medical Travel Agent
Following My Passion
In short, Medical tourism means to travel outside of your immediate community for healthcare, typically people travel to get a higher quality of medical care or to save on the cost of healthcare. Whenever a person chooses to travel to another country for medical treatment, I don’t simply see it as someone getting a medical procedure in a foreign destination. I see it as someone getting the smile they always wanted, or helping someone feel better about themselves by getting a bariatric procedure, or providing someone access to a lifesaving operation that they might not have been able to obtain in their home country. Before entering the health tourism industry, I worked closely with patients who had diabetes, and who needed refills on their needles, insulin and other healthcare supplies. I have a passion for educating patients on the topic of medical travel. This ensures that patients are informed and equipped with the knowledge to make the best decisions and have a safe and successful medical tourism trip.
Make Medical Trip
Make Medical Trip is specifically for people who are in the research phase of the medical tourism process. This website has in-depth descriptions on over 70 countries and their healthcare systems. Not to mention tons of free resources like educational eBooks, audiobooks, hospital directory, patient stories, discount codes, and interviews with people who’ve traveled for healthcare.
Medical Tourism Business Membership
If you are interested in starting a medical travel company, the Medical Tourism Business annual membership is the best place to start. This program will provide you with industry best practices, business plans, examples of medical tourism business model’s, contractual agreements, medical tourism facilitator training, and other resources that will surely lead your business on the path to success.
Skills and Strengths
With broad cultural, and marketing experience, my skill-set and enthusiasm allows me to share my knowledge with individuals interested in health tourism and have successful outcomes. Here are some of my skill-sets and strengths:
>Extensive experience developing and executing imaginative, yet practical marketing campaigns in the medical tourism field.
>Created, marketed, and manage membership benefits for over 300 medical tourism businesses including: clinics, hospitals, medical tourism facilitators, and other healthcare facilities looking to increase their number of international patients.
>Developed and implemented the MTB Medical Tourism Certification to provide medical tourism facilitator training courses to startup companies and solve common obstacles in the industry.
>Toured Asia and across the US marketing medical travel and working with governments on attracting more international consumers.
>Discussed health tourism with journalist and political analyst like Juan Williams of Fox News.
> Guest speaker at multiple medical tourism conferences.
>Assisted members in increasing their businesses with the implementation of resources including a 12-month plan of action, introduction to strategic partners to gain exposure, and education on branding their medical facilitator company’s and clinics to healthcare consumers of medical tourism.
I’m originally from Bay City, Texas. Bay City is a city in Matagorda County, Texas, United States. The population was 17,614 in the 2010 census. I had the good fortune of being raised in a town where you didn’t have to lock your doors because everyone knew each other, and treated each other like family. I spent most of my summers as a kid on the farm with my grandfather and other family members. I currently live in West Palm Beach, Florida. I enjoy outdoor activities such as boating, kayaking, and riding horses. I love social activities like fundraisers and special events.
I attended college at Northwood University to study marketing and management. Northwood is an international business school that focuses on creating future leaders and entrepreneurs.