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When we asked members in China if they typically need to travel to see specialists, they replied...

"I went to Guangzhou Modern Hospital in Guangzhou because they specialize in treatments for cancer and other serious diseases. The population of Shenzhen is still very young overall, so I was advised by a specialist doctor at Peking University Hospital to go to Guangzhou for follow-up to my cancer surgery. Although the doctors and many of the staff spoke decent English, I was provided with a medical translator. The doctors were very caring, professional and extremely knowledgeable with outstanding qualifications. However, the facility was old and by Western standards, not very clean. I think having good doctors is more important that a fancy medical facility," wrote a member who made the move to Shenzhen, China.

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"Due to its population size and large medical system, China has a wide selection of specialists available throughout its major cities. Shanghai, Beijing, and Guangzhou are known for providing high-quality medical services and feature some of the best medical specialists in the country. Other major cities like Chongqing, Harbin, and Chengdu also have well-equipped hospitals and reputable medical practices, providing access to quality care across the country. Furthermore, some rural areas of China boast excellent doctors and hospitals, and are often more accessible than those in the larger cities," explained one expat living in China.

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Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.

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