Are there doctors in the Dominican Republic that accept Care Credit as a form of payment?
Going to a 3rd world country for cosmetic surgery is always a bad idea. Your cheap surgery will become pretty darn expensive if you have a complication or if you are not happy with your outcome. Most docs in the USA will not see patients who go to other countries for cosmetic surgery because of the medicolegal liability risks. I recommend that you reconsider.
Care credit is a convenient way to pay for your surgery over time. We caution against having plastic surgery in foreign countries where the medical standards may vary and continued followup may require extensive travel.
Care Credit is a well respected and widely used medical credit service. It works similar to a credit card so it should work for payment out of the country. However, medical tourism is oftentimes not cheaper if complications occur.
Care Credit in Dominican Republic?
The real question you should be asking is whether or not they accept
Care Credit for emergency care or for follow-up care when you're in
Chicago and your surgeon is still in the Dominican Republic. Surgical tourism "saves"
money for a reason--the doctors in the Dominican Republic do not have to pay malpractice
insurance, not do they have to live up to ASPS, American Board of
Plastic Surgery, AAAASF or JCAHO accreditation
standards. At least you have recourse here in the USA; in the Dominican Republic you
have NO rights, and if you're sick or having a problem you are not able
to be your own advocate. Meaning--you are going to be taken to the nearest and cheapest place they can "get rid" of their problem--You.
Think carefully about saving money in
this situation. Do you really want the cheapest, unregulated, "surgeon"
you can find. I'm sure you can find a Dermatologist in Chicago who does
cosmetic surgery for "less." (because they are not fully-trained plastic
Please reconsider. Best wishes! Dr. Tholen
Surgery in outside countries
Though there are excellent doctors and surgeons in Dominican Republic and any other country, it is much safer to be close to home with your own surgeon. Complications are innate to surgery and a good surgeon expects, recognizes and treats them early. By being in a distant place it is very difficult to manage even very simple problems. Dr. Michael Omidi