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HCR PV Newsletter — June 2010

Many of you who are receiving this have headed to points beyond Puerto Vallarta for the summer months. We look forward to seeing you next fall! Those of us that live here year-round are doing our “Preparing for Summer” jobs which include sealing up in airtight bags leather goods, blankets, winter clothes. It also means purchasing new washcloths (sweat rags), extra deodorant, talcum powder and always making sure the water jug is full! There are many new folks to the area, who are facing their first summer here. If you could send me your summer tip for the area, I will compile those and get them out for all to see and share!

The past few months have brought a huge interest in the “social media” and that includes bringing it to HealthCare Resources. You can now follow articles, health tips and other information at the following locations:

Blog: — Just click on the link and you’ll be taken to some recent articles on various topics. While at the site, add your email address for all future updates!
Facebook: If you are on Facebook, do a search for HealthCare Resources and we will pop right up! Click like or “add as a friend” or click the “Like” button by the page name, and you can follow little blurbs on health-related items.
Bandera’s News: This site continues to be the very best for knowing anything and everything about what is going on in the area. If you go to the bottom of the home page and click on the HealthCare Resources icon, it will take you to many articles. Our most recent one is:

Watch for a big sprucing up of the website and our new big one on Medical Tourism in Puerto Vallarta. (Yes folks – it is coming our way and big time!).

There are a number of wonderful, talented and professional people in the area who are in the business of assisting you with your social media/business. Please contact me for a list of referrals.


June Clinics

June 22, 2010
Women’s Health Clinic
775 pesos
Performed by a wonderful, bi-lingual GYN includes pap smear, pelvic exam and general exam.

June 23, 2010
Skin Clinic
250 pesos
Complete skin check performed by an oncologist.
June 24, 2010

Eye Clinic
400 pesos
Eye exam including vision and glaucoma testing

June 25, 2010
Mammogram Clinic
900 pesos
Digital Mammogram and manual exam

Ongoing Clinics

Colonoscopy – Substantially discounted.

Men’s Health Clinic – These have become quite popular!
Complete lab and diagnostic tests followed by a consult with an English speaking physician to go over all results.
Men 40 and under – $2899 pesos
Over 40 – $3534 pesos

Shingles Vaccines
800 pesos

Alzheimer’s and Dementia testing – Cognitive testing (Called Folstein MMSE)
600 pesos

We have a wonderful, new nutritionist in town – and bi-lingual! Alicia Arias is working with her father at Clinica Intermedica. Whether you just want to lose a few pounds, have problems with your cholesterol or are a newly diagnosed diabetic, I highly recommend some sessions with her! Contact me for details.

Charity In Vallarta

The summer months here are extremely difficult for many charities. If you are here, I urge you to find the one of your choice and participate! HealthCare Resources focus this summer will be with Regional Hospital. Watch for upcoming announcements of what is needed, what you can do and how you can participate. As well, a special announcement is in the works for Pasitos de Luz (and it involves SHOPPING! Woo-Hoo!).

Returning to Vallarta?

For those of you planning on returning to Puerto Vallarta in the fall, the time is NOW to book your accommodation! By far and without a doubt, PVRPV ( has the largest selection of properties, all ranges to choose from. And the staff at PVRPV must be one of the most helpful group of employees in the area. Check out their website and as well, they are everywhere on Facebook! Go Tim and Staff!

As well, now is the time to prepare for your time in Vallarta, whether it be short term or long term. That means making sure you have the proper insurance coverage, that the medications that you take are available here, that you have all emergency numbers and that you are established with a physician if you are here long term. HealthCare Resources is happy to assist you with these items. Remember! There IS no such thing as free medical care here!

Some Fun Stuff

Thursday afternoon-at-the-movies is becoming more popular each week (as the weather heats up!). If you would like to be on our weekly email list announcing the Movie of the Week, please let me know! It’s fun going with a group of friends!

Saturday, June 19, 2010 – Prime Rib Extravaganza at Sazon Liana. 350 pesos includes THE WORKS! We have a great little group signed up so far – please join us! Email me for details.

Cool off at the Hacienda Jalisco! Summer rates are in place now (770 pesos pp per night and includes dinner and breakfast). Or, join in on a day trip that includes transportation and lunch. Please email me if you are interested in participating. It is most definitely a wonderful and refreshing place to go to during these hot summer months!

Miralo will be offering on the last Saturday of each month, a really great mosaic demonstration. If you have never been to Miralo, you are really missing out on some gorgeous items. Rodolfo has put together an inspiring demo of his work. A fun summer project!

Here is a map and info on the shop: watch for some upcoming workshops!

Staying Healthy in the Summer!

The most important thing to remember is hydrate hydrate hydrate and then hydrate some more! Dehydration can bring on symptoms including nausea to seizures, depending on the severity. Drink those fluids! Drink those licuados! Try and do any strenuous work in the early morning hours. Don’t bake yourself on the beach!

Have a wonderful, safe and very safe summer!
We are here to assist you in ALL of your health care needs!
For further information on any of the above items, please contact:
Cell: 044 322 107 7007


4 Responses to 'HCR PV Newsletter — June 2010'

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  1. jayne said,

    hello – what a wonderful website and news info and videos and up to the minute happenings and current events and WOW!

    No matter how hard I look – I cannot find a place to sign up for this newsletter with an email address. Perhaps you could do this for me?

    Sure hope so…..
    Keep up the Good Work!

    • SigoTratando said,

      Hi Jayne,

      I don’t know how to sign up for _just_ the newsletter, but in the right margin (sidebar), just below the block with Pam’s picture in it, is an Email Subscription widget.


  2. Pam said,

    Jayne, You can email me directly at and let me know you would like to be signed up for the newsletter. And for updates on the blog, just follow the instructions as my blog-guru Ron says above! Thank you so much!

  3. Janis said,

    Please let me know what you need and how I can help at Regional Hospital!

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