BDMS launches the BDMS Wellness Clinic for Regenerative and Preventive Medicine, paving the way for Thailand to become a leading clinical wellness destination
Bangkok Dusit Medical Service Plc (BDMS) is bringing the latest advances in regenerative and preventive medicine to Thailand with the launch of BDMS Wellness Clinic – a dedicated wellness and prevention center located in the heart of Bangkok. Led by one of Southeast Asia’s leading experts in the field of anti-aging, regenerative medicine specialist and BDMS Wellness Clinic Chief Operating Officer, Dr. Tanupol Virunhagarun, and world-renowned musculoskeletal and sports medicine specialist and former Chief Medical Officer at FIFA, Professor Dr. Jirí Dvorák, the BDMS Wellness Clinic provides a wide range of personalized services to prevent disease and promote a long a healthy life.
Bangkok Dusit Medical Services Plc (BDMS)
BDMS is one of the largest and most prestigious hospital networks in the Asia-Pacific region, with 45 hospitals across the BDMS network. Ranked among the top five private hospital groups in the world, BDMS offers advanced medical care and treatment to patients from across the globe. Now with the addition of the BDMS Wellness Clinic, BDMS affirms its dedication to health promotion with customized health programs tailored the unique needs of each individual patient.
Mr. Raymond Chong, Chief Executive Officer of BDMS Wellness Clinic Company Limited said that “Following the official opening of ASEAN Economic Community and Thailand’s commitment to the favorable policy to position itself as one of the world’s major medical hubs, as well as global population aging and an increasing inflow of medical tourists into Thailand, the Thai healthcare industry is going from strength to strength. The entire healthcare industry in Thailand is valued at around 600 billion Baht with approximately 8% growth yearly. It is currently Asia’s key destination for healthcare services and accounts for 38% of the region’s healthcare market, holding the No. 1 share region-wide with a projection to increase the share by 14% year on year.”
As the average lifespan continues to increase worldwide, a greater emphasis is now being placed on quality of life: the ability to be active and continue to enjoy daily activities well into the golden years. According to statistics from the World Health Organization (WHO), though the global average life expectancy at birth has risen to 71.4 years, the majority of people spend the last 6 to 10 years of their lives managing illness. Stepping into an ageing society, the proportion of population in their elderly years (60+) is anticipated to increase from 15.2% in the year 2020, and 30% in the year 2050. The number of older persons will continue to rise, from approximately 9.1 million people in 2016 to 10.3 million people in 2019, and will reach 23 million by 2050.
According to Dr. Tanupol Virunhagarun, Chief Operating Officer of the BDMS Wellness Clinic, “the prevailing wisdom is that prevention is always better than cure. And while the BDMS network of hospitals have made significant investment in elevating its clinical services to provide world-class healthcare services using the latest medical technologies, the best chances we have for eradicating diseases is to prevent them from occurring in the first place. We know today that many the biggest health risks, such as heart disease, stroke and diabetes, can often be prevented if the body is kept at optimal health. This becomes even more important as we get older and more susceptible to illness.”
“At the BDMS Wellness Clinic, we believe that prevention is the key to a long and healthy life. That is why BDMS transformed the former Park Nai Lert Hotel it into a comprehensive preventive medical center with seven specialized clinics: Regenerative Clinic, Neuroscience Clinic, Musculoskeletal and Sports Clinic, Cardioscience Clinic, Digestive Wellness Clinic, Dental Clinic, and Fertility Clinic,” said Dr. Tanupol Virunhagarun.
“Advancements in regenerative medicine today allow our medical specialists to examine the body down to the molecular level. Through the application of leading-edge technology and highly trained specialists in regenerative and preventive medicine, we are able to develop a personalized program based on highly detailed lab results examining the whole body, including hormones, micronutrient and antioxidant levels, inflammation markers, and in-depth genetic analysis. From this, our in-house compounding pharmacy can develop a supplement program to balance deficiencies and help the body reach an optimum state,” added Dr. Tanupol Virunhagarun.
Exercise has also been proven to be a very effective form of treatment for both healthy individuals and those with injuries or chronic conditions. That is why the BDMS Wellness Clinic sought the most advanced and effective exercise technology available today, the DAVID Health Solution from Finland. The only center in Asia to house the complete range of DAVID equipment, the BDMS Wellness Clinic musculoskeletal and sports medicine experts provide individually tailored programs to ensure pain-free, therapeutic exercises targeting key problem areas such as the spine, hip and knee, and shoulder joints.
“The installation of medical equipment and interior decoration is currently in process. BDMS Clinic is expected to officially open for services within this year. We are thrilled to offer this unique service as part of the BDMS healthcare system and contribute to helping people live longer, healthier and happier lives.” said Mr. Raymond Chong.
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