How important is it to have a base for you and your family in the Czech Republic when you spend most of the year in the USA?
It’s very important to us. You never know what can happen, so the first thing I started to deal with as soon as we knew the date of our first flight to the Czech Republic with Sophie was a quality Czech paediatrician and medical care.
How would you compare medical care in the USA and the Czech Republic, especially in the area of paediatrics?
Our daughter was born after a complicated pregnancy in the USA, so we experienced our first thorough introduction to paediatrics there. We got contact information for an excellent paediatrician and we still can’t speak highly enough of him. He has European roots, so he was also very helpful consulting with us on some slightly different Czech medical opinions relating, for example, to vaccination, nutrition and such. But as a mother as well as a lay person, I wouldn’t make any wider comparisons. What is important for me as a parent is that it’s possible to find a top-quality clinic with exceptional doctors in both countries in which we live.
Why did you and your family choose Canadian Medical Care?
We want the best care for our daughter. We need the assurance that a doctor will help us at any time day or night, is not only a top expert but has a humane approach to children, that we won’t have to wait in line for an examination, and that we and our daughter and many others will like the environment we visit. We found everything at CMC and in Barbara Taušová’s paediatric medical team. I’m glad that in the USA and here at CMC, we have the best experience in this regard.
What do you see as the biggest advantage in the care given by Canadian Medical Care to you and your family, and are you satisfied with the services you receive?
I’ve already mentioned the most important advantages, but it’s true that in the case of CMC this list could stretch even further. I also appreciate the comprehensive array of services, the professionalism, the quality, the graciousness of the staff, the beautiful environment, the children’s corner and playground, as well as the lovely Mrs Maruška in the snack bar where we always pop in for something nice. In short, regular preventive medical check-ups aren’t stressful for us, but rather a pleasant visit in friendly surroundings. We can’t praise the services of CMC enough.
Do you make use of Canadian Medical Care’s comprehensive services, including its dental care, which is very often required by hockey players?
My husband has been very lucky in this regard, so he hasn’t needed a dentist at CMC yet, but we’ve already visited several other specialists and we’ve always been highly satisfied.
When did you last visit Canadian Medical Care?
We were in the Czech Republic over the summer, so we went for a routine check-up with our daughter. Sophie is always very happy there, and she’s not afraid, which is the most important thing for us. And I took the opportunity to pop in to the next room for a thyroid check-up, which I previously hadn’t had time for. When, as part of this consultation, a personal driver took me to the hospital for additional screening where he handled everything, and within a few minutes took me back after collecting medication from the pharmacy, I was amazed at CMC’s service – really great!