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Internationally accredited Pediatric ENT facilities in the Philippines:

https://www.health-tourism.com/pediatric-ent/philippines/#About

 

That link only shows Pediatric ENT Specialists. Tim didn't say there weren't any Pediatric ENT Specialists in the Philippines. He said there are no Pediatric ENT SURGEONS in the Philippines. Just because a hospital has Pediatric ENT Specialists doesn't mean they necessarily have a Pediatric ENT Surgeon. Since I know that Tim was searching diligently for a surgeon when he lived here, and since he is much more competent in doing computer and investigative searches than I am, I would guess that he left the Philippines because he was never able to find what he was looking for in doctors (as well as other things).

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I have 2 stepdaughters   20 yr old in 4th year college at Southwestern for teaching degree. If she were in the USA she would be far behind as she graduated in 10th grade and is on track to finish wi

I have to agree.  I went to rubbish state schools in the UK, left with no qualifications at 16. Well, a 25 yard swimming certificate.  Still managed through dedication and focus to become successful.

If so..  what is it that brought you here in the first place..  there must be something about the Philippines that you love.   And though you might like to get "back" to the UK..  your wife and kids

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Not sure, but Manila has three hospitals that have Pediatric ENT departments that preform surgery.

I had a child that required two surgeries to remove a cholesteatoma in his right ear. They saw it and would not perform the surgery. St Luke's Manila has one Pedatric ENT surgeon (Argelo I think) worth his salt. Good luck getting in or surgery time. They may have doctors that perform surgeries however it took three pedatric ENTs to give us the correct diagnosis and two GPs to get us to an ENT. Not an easy diagnosis for even the best of ENTs, though I learned that later. Thus we left as the trust was gone. He also had to have an MRI as a child which also was an issue in Manila. The reconstructive surgery of the inner ear bones as the cholesteatoma ate the bones. This was not getting tubes or just diagnosing a ear infection. He was put under and it took 4 hours the first one and 2 hours the second. Philippines doctors and hospitals trust just not there.

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USMC Retired...just curious...as a retired Marine would your family be able to use the Military facilities in Guam, I know you no longer live here but just wondered it you checked out that option...

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We could have and the visa issues were compounding problems. The kids were unable to get CRBAs until the marriage license was fixed. Thus they did not have passports. My final year I spent close to P750k in medical. So I understand the medical system and the ability to raise funds quickly.

 

On topic one thing people forget when raising kids in the PH is the medical. It can become costly.

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not to bash on americans here but...(just makes you think about education)

 

 

 

with asia rising in the next 10 years, i don't think it's a bad place to be (asia) 

i do realise that the teachers here are stuck in old fashion mode with their own education being even more ''old fashion''

 

so work has to be done...

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not to bash on americans here but...(just makes you think about education)

 

 

 

with asia rising in the next 10 years, i don't think it's a bad place to be (asia) 

i do realise that the teachers here are stuck in old fashion mode with their own education being even more ''old fashion''

 

so work has to be done...

That has been done with other countries.

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On American education...after I retired from the Marines, I worked for DOD for fifteen years....and the number of people with advanced degrees (GS12/13 etc) who could not write a complete sentence, communicate a complete thought.....had no idea of any sort of history and were completely lost if asked to think out of the box amazed me....common sense was not a common virtue...you want to see the state of American education....watch Waters World on FOX sometime...

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Vocational skills matter as does matching young people with opportunity.

 

Yup. Personally, I hated high school when I a student in the US. Stuck with it through matriculation and then joined the military.The US military gave me the skills and technical knowledge that I use to this day in a very select and good job field. I have no college education to speak of.

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im pretty sure you copy this in Philippines you wil get the same answers....

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I worked for DOD for fifteen years....and the number of people with advanced degrees (GS12/13 etc) who could not write a complete sentence, communicate a complete thought.....had no idea of any sort of history and were completely lost if asked to think out of the box amazed me....common sense was not a common virtue

  I am in the pay grade you mention above and I have no college degree. It was my USN specialty and formal training that enabled me to be in that position. I have to agree that a lot of the advanced degree folks I have met in my civilian career are as you describe.

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That link only shows Pediatric ENT Specialists. Tim didn't say there weren't any Pediatric ENT Specialists in the Philippines. He said there are no Pediatric ENT SURGEONS in the Philippines. Just because a hospital has Pediatric ENT Specialists doesn't mean they necessarily have a Pediatric ENT Surgeon. Since I know that Tim was searching diligently for a surgeon when he lived here, and since he is much more competent in doing computer and investigative searches than I am, I would guess that he left the Philippines because he was never able to find what he was looking for in doctors (as well as other things).

 

Tim has already contradicted himself. In post #212 he states that St. Luke's Manila DOES have Pediatric ENT SURGEONS, and that's one of the facilities listed in the link I posted.

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do you really care ? your like the LINc pet detective how do you know your NOT here 

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Tim has already contradicted himself. In post #212 he states that St. Luke's Manila DOES have Pediatric ENT SURGEONS, and that's one of the facilities listed in the link I posted.

Right and I waited two months and still could not get him to show up for an appointment. He was on a research sabatical. But hey I know you also know about getting an appointment for a pedatric ENT. Your Rose colored glasses cost my son his hearing in that ear. Because that feck stick stood me up twice after we flew to Manila. So please do not speak out your ass without knowing all the facts.

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