International patients who have gone through Penn Global Medicine for their medical care share their positive experiences and treatment success stories.

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International patients, many with complex medical cases, have found success at Penn Medicine. These are some of their stories.

Manama, Bahrain

Ahmed Alireza and Eman Almoayyed

"My husband and I were both in need of ophthalmology care. We heard about Penn Medicine's Scheie Eye Institute, but were unsure about whom to see in this program. The team at Penn Global Medicine took great care to refer us to an appropriate physician and was most efficient in arranging our appointments."

"My wife and I worked with Penn Global Medicine to arrange for payment of our care prior to treatment – this ensured that there was no hassle of paying at the hospital. The staff at Penn was friendly and our physician was so gentle and knowledgeable. Even after a full day of examinations and tests he made sure to explain all that I needed to know. Thank you Penn Medicine for a joyful experience."

Chelmsford (in Essex), United Kingdom

Carole Hagedorn

"I had received the devastating diagnosis of mesothelioma, cancer in the lining of the lungs. Chemotherapy was the only treatment at my local hospital, but it would only prolong my life by a few months. My local hospital helped me enroll in a mesothelioma clinical trial at Penn Medicine. This program has offered me the first glimmer of hope I've felt since I was diagnosed with this terminal illness."

"It is impossible to adequately praise the world-class team of doctors and nurses who looked after me at Penn Medicine. They spent hours answering my questions and discussing the trial, my health and my options. The nurses set standards that would be difficult to emulate anywhere in the world. It is not just the excellent care I shall remember, but the incredible kindness and empathy of all involved."

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