Why has Oklahoma City become a ‘medical tourism’ destination?
by Matthew Moore, PLICO

Oklahoma City has become a medical tourist destination, according to an industry expert, leading the charge for a different method of healthcare delivery, specifically one that embraces the principles and fundamentals of the free market.

Dr. Keith Smith is a local physician who believes in a free market healthcare system. He is a strong advocate for transparent pricing.

“Oklahoma City has become a major medical tourist destination because of entrepreneurial physicians committed to quality and value,” said Dr. Smith. “People have been flying in all over the country and outside to get their care in Oklahoma.”

The reason for this, claims Smith, is the ability for healthcare consumers to research costs at several Oklahoma facilities.

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