Bringing peace of mind
to international traveling
Our Mission at On Vacation Doctor is to bring peace of mind to ALL of the international traveling public whether it is for fun and vacation or work. We connect you to top ENGLISH speaking doctors and provide local telephone numbers for NON-MEDICAL EMERGENCIES.
FOR PEACE OF MIND NOT FEAR.
What We're About
Whether you are traveling for business or pleasure, now you can travel anywhere knowing we have local minor medical (non-life threatening) emergency contacts and doctors who speak English for you…just in case and if there is ever a need…so travel with confidence. Bring the kids, your grandparents and leave the worrying behind! Yes you too business traveler, this is for you. Rest assured that we are here to help!
All Kinds Of Illnesses
The top travel related illnesses that tend to disrupt your vacation usually are severe upset stomach aches (Montezuma’s revenge) from the local food or water, respiratory infections and colds/flu, suspicious skin infections or rashes, insect bites and injuries from minor falls…well if any of these should dampen the enjoyment of your vacation or trip, we are here to help.
Peace Of Mind
What would you do if you fell ill while traveling outside the USA? Ask your hotel concierge for help? Many hotels don’t have one and if they do, we have painfully learned that they are not always very helpful or know what to do to help. We help you by providing English speaking doctors to call or to schedule an immediate appointment with should you ever have to. We provide peace of mind by connecting you directly with someone who can help!
Emergency Numbers For Free
AND FOR FREE WE HAPPILY also provide you with local emergency contact numbers (like the US equivalent of 911) AND local fire, police and ambulance AND the US Embassy’s 24-hour emergency call number.
Why We Decided This Service Was Important
I am very lucky that I get to travel internationally for work and vacations. I’ve been to over 125 countries and have enjoyed every bit of it. The jet lag nor living out of a suitcase ever bothers me…but what does bother me is when, on that rare occasion, I have gotten sick…or especially concerning to me is when a client, my young nephews or friends have gotten sick…I feel helpless and don’t know what to do or who to call.
On a recent work travel trip to Asia, my colleague fell ill, likely from contaminated water, and I contacted the concierge at our hotel in search of medical care. He looked awful, and felt awful for him. The hotel concierge didn’t have a reference for a doctor that could help us, however, they provided a local employee to join us to the hospital emergency room to help translate into English.
Once we arrived at the emergency room, our experience was awful. The hospital was packed and had long wait times, we were surrounded by other sick people and all the communication was in the local language. We didn’t know when we were called, we struggled to convey his illness and his symptoms, and to understand the diagnosis and remedy. The hospital staff were wonderful as they tried to speak English but we continued to struggle with the language barrier.
Thankfully, my colleague recovered, and we learned the importance of being prepared for medical emergencies while traveling.
Co-Founder and CEO
Jorge A. Cordova
Co-Founder & CEO
Jorge has been to over 125 countries and has worked in 54. His work, passion, and hobby is TRAVEL. Jorge has been lucky to travel worldwide as an international banker and has encountered every aspect of traveling from getting sick on the road and there are no or basic medical services to closing major multi-million business deals.
Stephen L. McKnight
Co-Founder & COO
Steve is a business executive and Certified Public Accountant that has worked for major corporations all over the world. He also has a passion for traveling and has been to over 80 countries. He has lived and worked in the Philippines, Taiwan, China, Singapore and the United Kingdom with Fortune 100 to 500 companies. He knows the need, first hand, to have access to great medical care overseas.
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