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Consultations — How and How Much?

Posted in HealthCare Resources,How To's & Advice by Pam on May 24, 2010
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How much does a consult with a physician or specialist cost here? What happens when I see him or her?

The average cost for a physician consult in our area is between 400 and 900 pesos, depending on the specialty if you are seen in his private office. If you see him in an emergency room (on an emergency basis) the cost goes up. (That being said, sometimes physicians out of convenience for the patient will do a consult in a local emergency room, regular charge.) By the way, if he tells you to meet him at a restaurant or a bar, see someone else! (This has been known to happen!). A house or hotel call will run a minimum of 1,000 pesos. But it might be worth it. You might just feel too sick to leave your room. Physicians like to be paid in cash. Many do not accept credit cards for consults. Don’t plan on flipping out your insurance card to the receptionist when it is time to pay because they will just stare at you blankly. (more…)

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Medicare Options in Mexico

With all of the talk and press revolving around “Medicare coming to Mexico” I am continually asked my opinion about the issue and what I think.

My answer is sure! I am going to need it soon enough! But right now my focus and priorities are on assisting those people who are here now who have Medicare and what we can do to assist them with medical issues-expenses.

Medicare does not pay for services outside of the United States. That is a given.

It is surprising how many people who have Medicare and a Medicare supplement and are not (more…)

The Reason We Keep Lots of Candles and Matches in Puerto Vallarta In Summer!

Posted in Grandchildren by Pam on May 24, 2010
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Spending quality time with my grandchildren is a high priority for me. Now that low season has rolled around, there are extra hours in the day to do just that! Walks, movies, playtime all add up to my thanking my blessings each day that my grandchildren live a mere 5 blocks from me here in Puerto Vallarta. Nicholas is 5 and Brianda is 2. Nicholas and I are movie buffs and go as often as we can. Taking Brianda is a challenge as her attention span isn’t as long as an entire movie, Disney or not – at least not yet. Nick and I were thrilled when we found out that Wall-E was in town already!

Slyly sneaking around the corner so Brianda could not see us go, Nicholas and I headed to Cinemark for an afternoon of movies and junk food. (I only felt a little bit guilty – but promised (more…)

Mammogram – The Big and Small of It

Posted in Breast Health,Women by Pam on May 24, 2010
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I admit it. I am a big hypocrite. I hold Mammogram Clinics and preach the importance of women having a mammogram all the time. And then I go nearly five years without one. Gee, anyone with some sense knows the statistics of breast cancer and the vital importance of having a mammogram, especially at my age (53). (more…)

Brace Yourselves … Here I come!

Posted in Personal by Pam on May 16, 2010

I decided that it is time to join the blogging world at the advice several well respected friends and successful business owners.  So here we go.  Bear with me as I learn the ins and outs of the blogging world.

This blog (I hope!) will be mainly healthcare oriented to the Puerto Vallarta and Banderas Bay area – with some other stuff thrown in from time to time!

At this point, the only thing I understand is how to type in the box.

Since I have so many past articles, I thought I would take the easy way out and put some of them on this blog.

This week is HealthCare Resources upcoming monthly  mammogram clinics. Two full days of digital mammograms. So, for that reason, I am going to post an article I did on mammograms (humorous!) a couple of years ago.