Let me first emphasize that this could very well be a legitimate email, i don't know, but it's shocking non the less, particularly for those who are going to be there within a week or so.
here is the email::::::::::::
In the attachment included is information on prices valid since 25th January 2010.
The hotel price includes stay of the patient in single room with breakfast, costs of the stay of accompanying person has to be covered exclusively. The hotel name is Park Hotel Diament http://www.hotelediament.pl/strona,h5,main.html
Therefore we kindly ask to send the payment as soon as possible as well as your arrival and deparure dates, hours, the airline and airport name (Pyrzowice-Katowice or Balice-Kraków). This is necessary to make a pre-booking at the hotel. The account number will be given on Monday. The payment should amount to 6 900 euro, if for medical reasons angioplasty or stenting cannot be performed the difference in payment will be refunded.
Director of EuroMedic Specialist Clinics
here is the attachment::::::::::::
We kindly inform you that due to increased costs of medical insurance and costs of clinical researches, we have to change the price of Liberation Treatment (CCSVI) method. New price also includes transportation and part of accommodation costs during your stay in Poland. We have decided to cover non-medical areas with our assistance to increase performance of the Clinic and to shorten the waiting time for the procedure.
Since 25th January 2010 the costs will amount to:
6 900 euro : angioplasty with stenting – 1 stent (if more than one stent is placed, each additional stent costs 500 euro)
6 400 euro : angioplasty
The price includes:
Vascular surgeon/angiologist consultation
Color Doppler ultrasound examination
Endovascular procedure (angioplasty or stenting)
introductory consultation with the leading doctor
4-night stay in 4-star hotel (breakfast included)
Transportation to the examination and procedure facilities (Doppler, MRI, surgery)
Transportation from/to Pyrzowice (Katowice) or Balice (Kraków) Airport
EuroMedic personnel assist during your stay
telephone hot-line assistance
If for medical reasons angioplasty or stenting cannot be performed the package price amounts to:
2 700 euro : Full diagnostics with phlebography
1 800 euro : color Doppler ultrasound and MRI examination
Director of EuroMedic
i dont think me or anybody else who is already scheduled is ready for this sudden change, i think we all want to pay there and then, especially when some of us were given price info by dr. simka. to pay a few months in advance doesn't make sense to me.
and yes i know my arrival & departure dates.