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

"In Malaysia, the cities of Kuala Lumpur, Johor Bahru, and Penang offer an impressive selection of medical specialists. The Royal Adelaide Hospital in Johor Bahru is renowned for its specialists in fields such as neurology, oncology, and orthopedic-neurosurgery, as well as its impressive neonatal intensive care unit. In Kuala Lumpur, major hospitals such as Hospital Kuala Lumpur and University Malaya Medical Centre are highly respected for their excellent facilities and skilled specialists. Penang is known for its wide network of hospitals and clinics that specialize in everything from cardiology to pediatrics, with world-class facilities like Gleneagles Medical Centre and Penang Adventist Hospital," said another in Malaysia.

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"Expats can go to local clinics and to hospitals. Typical treatment includes sprained ligaments, skin reactions, respiratory problems. Severe problems may evacuate to Kuala Lumpur. I would personally not return to US for medical OR dental care. Level of competence here for specialist treatment is trained by and participates in U.S. standards for Board Certification. Cost of treatment here is SUBSTANTIALLY LOWER than U.S," explained one expat who made the move to Georgetown, Malaysia.

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