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Newsletter — November 2010

Posted in HealthCare Resources,Newsletter by Pam on October 31, 2010

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HealthCare Resources Puerto Vallarta
November 2010 Newsletter

We welcome back our “snowbirds”! The rains are gone, the weather’s gorgeous & we are anticipating an outstanding high season. It was a bit difficult to actually make a schedule of clinics due to the multitude of activities going on throughout the Bay of Banderas in November!

For those returning, be sure and make sure you have proper insurance coverage, that you bring sufficient medications that you need and that you register online with your consular agent (US and-or Canadian). We are happy to assist in any or all of the above. Send on the questions!

Our HealthCare Resources PLUS membership is a hit! We are continually adding on to the benefits. For further information, take a look here:

Medical Expo!

Mark your calendars for November 22, 2010
Hotel Marriott Puerto Vallarta
9am until 7pm

No charge!

Sponsored by the Hotel Marriott, the US Consular Agent and HealthCare Resources, plan on spending a few hours visiting the vast array of exhibitors, representing all areas of local and international health care providers. The Hotel Marriott will even be providing a special discounted lunch.

We will have specific speakers on everything from HealthCare Reform in the United States to What’s New in Rheumatology.

If you live in the northern part of the bay (Bucerias and northwards) we will be arranging transportation so you don’t need to fight the traffic. Email me at for further information.

This is an event that you do not want to miss!

November Clinics

Note: These are by appointment only via HealthCare Resources.

Another Note: There is a discounted price with PLUS card available

Cardiac Clinic – New! **

Ongoing throughout the month

  • Consult & EKG: 950 pesos
  • Treadmill: Add 2,800 pesos
  • 24 Hour Holter Monitor: Add 2,800 pesos
  • Echocardiogram: Add 3,000 pesos

Custom make your own check up!


Ongoing throughout the month.

Note: Price will be going up December 1, 2010


Ongoing throughout the month. Flu, Typhoid, nearly any and all.

Men’s Check Up and Women’s Check Up **

Ongoing throughout the month. Complete diagnostic studies including lab work and physician consult.

November 11, 2010

Skin Clinic **

275 pesos

Performed by an oncologist, this is a screening clinic for skin cancer. Scalp to toes!

November 16, 2010

Ear Clinic **

375 pesos

State of the art equipment used by a bilingual ENT to check your ears and clean them if necessary. This is not a hearing exam.

November 18, 2010

Mammogram Clinic **

920 pesos

Digital mammogram, manual exam, ultrasound (if necessary).

November 19, 2010

Eye Clinic **

400 pesos

Complete eye exam, vision exam and check for glaucoma.

November 23, 2010

775 pesos

Complete exam including pelvic exam, Pap smear, consult and colposcopy. (Bi-lingual and female GYN).

November 30, 2010 ** (New!)

300 pesos

Podiatrist will check your skin, toenails, scan of the feet to check balance and foot arches, YAO test (to check blood flow).

For any questions or appointments, please contact me at

Take a look at some of our recent articles on our physicians!

As you can see – we are here for ALL of your healthcare needs!

Some Other Great Stuff!

Way too many details to include here. So I have listed the items by date, with a contact.

We are proud to announce (Hacienda Jalisco) our association with Superior Tours! Check out their day trips to San Sebastian as well as numerous other trips – to just about everywhere! You can also purchase airline tickets, ETN bus tickets – you name it.

And speaking (highly) of the Hacienda Jalisco ( consider an overnight stay. We also now offer our very own coffee. Contact me if you’d like some!

Ongoing! Bingo at Nacho Daddy’s – contact and Bingo for the PV Garden Club – contact

November 6, 2010 – First Farmer’s Market of the season.

November 11, 2010 – Outback’s 10th Anniversary Party – Benefiting 3 local charities
Contact: or

November 14, 2010 – Botanical Gardens Anniversary Party

November 16, 2010 – Beta Sigma Phi Wine and Cheese Party (Bucerias)

November 17, 2010 – Beca’s Breakfast at Coco’s

November 17, 2010 – IFC Home Tours Begin

November 18, 2010 – Informational talk on Mexican Haciendas. No charge!

November 19, 20, 26 & 27, 2010 – NEW! Boutique Theater presents “Moments to Remember”.

November 19, 2010 – US Consular Networking Breakfast

November 19, 2010 – “Night of the Iguana” fundraiser for Los Mangos at Villa Leonardo

November 21, 2010 – PEACE Fundraiser Concert

November 23, 2010 – PEACE Home Tours begin

November 26, 2010 – Bucerias Chile Cook-Off

November 29, 2010 – Volunteer Training for Los Mangos Library

A Special Christmas Request

New Life Mexico ( provides a safe haven for boys living on the streets of the area. Each boy has a sad and very special story. They so deserve a Christmas with gifts, no matter the size. We have put together an individual “wish list” for each boy. The lists are small – from Matchbox cars to specific clothing articles. We ask that you reach in to your hearts and help to make this Christmas a little bit brighter for these boys. For the list, and any questions, please contact me at

From The Heart Stuff

We need people who sew (or crochet-knit) that are willing to make receiving blankets and “lap blankets”. These are for the Hospital Regional and for Casa de Ancianos (Sr. Citizen Home).

Also needed: Glucometers, diabetic testing supplies, bandages, stethoscopes, toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, small hotel soaps, large bars of soap, children’s cough syrup, children’s Tylenol, anti-fungal foot crème, new or gently used newborn clothes, children’s book (preferably in Spanish), school supplies, NIDO powder (infant).

Again, it is with great anticipation we begin the high season here in our beloved Puerto Vallarta! Take care of yourselves and one another. Consider volunteering with a local charity – some type of thing that truly interests you. Don’t overdo it – enjoy it!

Please contact me with any questions, comments or suggestions regarding the above information.

Happy High Season!

Pamela Thompson
HealthCare Resources Puerto Vallarta
322 107 7007


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  1. Judith said,

    We are planning to bring a 2000 Jeep to leave in Nayarit. We hold FM3 passports and would like to register the car in Mexico. What do we need to do?
    Thank you

  2. Pamela said,

    Judith, Honestly, I don’t have a clue. If you could send me an email to I can forward your question on to someone who probably has the answer! Gracias!

  3. Ron Almstead said,

    I had heard about, and even attended an expat meeting, where the discussion was about the “upcoming” medical tourism business because (I was told) legislation had passed in the US Congress to have Medicare pay for procedures for Americans in Mexico. It was explained as a win-win situation. Cheaper for Medicare, and great for expats here. It was also stated that it would take about a year to get the Mexican doctors all enrolled in the program.
    I can find nothing new about the subject on the internet, and only rumors when I speak to others here that have heard similar things. Do you have any ‘intel’ on this?

  4. Pamela said,

    Ron, There has been nothing passed or approved regarding Medicare being accepted in Mexico. This is going to be an extremely long process and not necessarily being held up by local physicians at all – but the US Government.
    You can go here for further information:
    If you Google “Medicare in Mexico” there are pages of information. If you email me directly at I can send you some individual emails to request further information from. Thanks!

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