Patient Resources

We update our cash-based patient resources page regularly to support our members on their health journey. Whether you need disc surgery, a hip replacement, or removing foot calluses, we cover every possible lab, imaging, surgery, or procedure on this page.

Digital Nomad Health’s mission is to keep you healthy by preventing chronic diseases and helping you maximize your wellness metrics. We’ll help you think through your tough medical decisions!

Laboratory Services

Most labs will allow patients to request their own blood tests. However, these are charged at higher prices.

Digital Nomad Health partners with most labs and gets discounted prices for basic lab tests. This drops the price of a cholesterol panel from $150 to $70.

To obtain your own labs, you can use services like Rupa Health, where we also send patients, especially for more specialized testing. It’s a great patient resource for all lab testing.

Imaging Services

We partner with imaging centers, such as HTC Imaging, RadNet, MDSave, and Radiology Assist, to obtain MRIs, CTs, and Ultrasounds. Most of these sites will have cash prices listed.

Green Imaging offers transparent pricing and great customer service for most imaging studies,, with MRIs costing as little as $250 cash out of pocket.

For body composition needs, a DEXA scan at discounted prices is offered through BodySpec.

Whether you are located in California, Florida, or Greece, at Digital Nomad Health, we’ll help you arrange the right test in the right location.

Procedures

Occasionally, patients need a biopsy, a PAP smear, or a prostate exam. These are infrequent enough that arrangements are made with local specialists to have these performed.

Digital Nomad Health will arrange these procedures with you and let you know their cost. You will then review the results with Digital Nomad Health and discuss the next steps.

Surgeries

Many of our patients are digital nomads; traveling is desirable and fun. We commonly refer patients to Surgery Center of Oklahoma to evaluate and complete major surgical interventions. Other favorite locations include Wellbridge Surgical in IN.

A proponent of Free Market Medicine, Texas Medical Management has various surgery sites that are all cash-based in Texas. And their reviews speak for themselves.

For orthopedic needs, the Reno Orthopedic Center has its prices listed for common evaluation appointments and surgical procedures.

For the more adventurous, there are plenty of Joint Commission-accredited hospitals worldwide, from Hospital Costamed Cozumel to Institut Jantung Negara in Malaysia.

Podiatry isn’t always a surgical field but these physicians are experts at foot and sometimes ankle related issues. We commonly refer our patients to Pacific Point Podiatry in Santa Cruz, CA.

Specialty Referrals

In certain circumstances, we need input from specialists in the ongoing care of a patient. When the patient isn’t managed by a specialist, i.e., a rheumatologist, a virtual consult is done through RubiconMD to gain further insight.

Dr. Mo may also refer you to a specialist directly for an in-person or virtual visit when necessary, such as with a Preventative Cardiologist or a proctologist such as Dr. Albert Chung.

Cash-based virtual neurology consultations are available from companies such as Neura Health.

Prescriptions Benefits

With patient resources such as GoodRx and CostPlus Pharmacy, DiRx, it’s much easier to find affordable medication. Most services can also ship the medication directly to you, avoiding needing to enter a pharmacy.

ScriptCo

ScriptCo offers transparent pricing. You can search for your medication name and see how much you’ll pay. Their model is that you pay for an annual membership under $200 and, in return, get the medication at cost; their prices are quite impressive.

Due to poor oversight over generic medications, independent companies such as Valisure test medications for impurities, though they don’t offer a direct-to-consumer service as of this writing.

Pharmacy Checker

PharmacyChecker allows you to order medications from trusted international pharmacies, whether generic or brand name.

Our philosophy at DNH is to avoid medications whenever possible, and the secondary goal is to use the fewest medications necessary.

Supplements & Herbs

The FDA does not regulate supplements or herbs like prescription medications. For that reason, we advise DNH patients to research such additives themselves. As part of our patient resources, we like to share reputable sources for researching supplements and complementary products.

The NIH runs NCCIH and allows you to research common herbal supplements. The list is good, but you may not find much information on something as ubiquitous as magnesium.

ConsumerLab is a paid but inexpensive service where you can research various brand-name supplements, OTCs, and herbals. NatMed, a paid resource, claims to be the “most authoritative resource available on dietary supplements, natural medicines, and complementary alternative and integrative therapies.”

The Direct Care Network

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