LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - December 17, 2009) - Whether rafting on the Amazon, hiking in the Himalayas or hitting the slopes in St. Moritz, sophisticated travelers know that life can be unpredictable, especially when it comes to their health. In response, medical care provider Private Health Management offers reassurance to travelers by giving them priority access to the best physicians, surgeons and medical facilities in the world whenever and wherever they need it.

"When traveling for business or pleasure, there's always an element of the unknown," said Leslie D. Michelson, Private Health's chairman and CEO. "With Private Health, the moment you find yourself in a medical '9-1-1' situation, you're one call away from a Personal Care Team that will immediately arrange access to the nearest top-rated doctor or facility wherever you are, from big cities to remote locales."

For travelers, Private Health is able to provide the best care available in 180 countries. With just one phone call, Private Health can activate emergency services provided by 4,000 carefully selected, Western-trained physicians at 800 hospitals worldwide. When necessary, a Personal Care Team can instantly mobilize medical evacuation services that include state-of-the-art mobile intensive care units that rapidly transport clients to major medical centers.

"When it comes to immediate and comprehensive care, our extensive knowledge of the medical industry and our selection of renowned physicians demonstrate that we know the difference between 'good' care and 'excellent' care -- and that's an advantage our patients benefit from every day," said Michelson.

Private Health prides itself in offering an unprecedented level of excellence in individual patient care -- above and beyond "concierge" practices. Private Health primary care doctors manage no more than 150 patients versus the 2,000-4,000 seen by the average physician. Every patient's medical plan is overseen by an Expert Advisory Board of world-class specialists and a Personal Care Team that includes a lead physician, medical researchers, patient educators, care coordinators and other experts.

About Private Health Management

Private Health Management provides patients with the finest preventive, diagnostic, therapeutic and emergency care from the best medical professionals and facilities in the world, all fully coordinated by a physician-led Personal Care Team. Offices are located in Beverly Hills and New York City. For more information, please visit www.privatehealth.com.