Wesley Jacobs

Founder & Medical Content Writer

Wesley Jacobs, Founder, Apollo Medical Travel


Wesley is the Founder of Apollo Medical Travel. An Army brat, he spent his childhood living across the United States and Europe. He calls Charlotte, North Carolina home. 

Wesley is a Distinguished Graduate with Institute Honors and a Distinguished Military Graduate of the Virginia Military Institute, where he graduated with a 4.00 GPA in Economics & Business. His studies and military education took him to the Arabic Language Institutes of Fez and Meknes in Morocco, the Australian National University, and the Chulachomklao Royal Military Academy in Thailand.

Upon graduation from VMI, Wesley served as an infantry officer in the 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment based out of Joint Base Lewis McChord, Washington. During his time in the Army, he had the privilege of training alongside America’s Pacific partners, including the Indian, South Korean, Thai, and Filipino militaries in roles ranging from Rifle Platoon Leader to Battle Captain. 

Following his military service, Wesley moved from Washington to Cartagena, Colombia to study at the Nueva Language Spanish School. After six months of intensive language training, Wesley achieved fluency in Spanish and turned his attention to Apollo Medical Travel. 

Wesley believes that everyone deserves access to high quality, affordable medical care. Through Apollo, he helps people from around the world get the care they deserve in Latin America. 


Wesley is an outspoken advocate of healthcare accessibility and medical tourism who has been cited by numerous publications including Yahoo! Finance, Travel Awaits, American Diversity Report, and more. He has also been interviewed in a growing number of podcasts and blogs including Expats in Mexico, The Bellinger Report, Momentsing, and Expat Arrivals.

Wesley is also a medical content writer. He has written over 100 pages and articles for Apollo Medical Travel and other sites including Cartagena Explorer.

Editorial Policy

At Apollo Medical Travel, we believe that everyone deserves access to high quality, affordable medical care. This means that we must hold the content of our site to a high standard. 

Content on our site is sourced from medical journals, as well as official government and academic institutions. Links to the source of content on our site will be made available within articles and content where appropriate. Our content is also subject to a rigorous medical review by qualified professionals. The name of the author and the medical reviewer, as well as links to their biographies, will be present at the top of medical content on our site.

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