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Being Conscious of Blessings and Giving Thanks

Posted in Reflections by Pam on November 26, 2010

Though we live outside of the United States, most of us here still celebrate, in one way or another, Thanksgiving. And, as well, at the end of the day, when we are back in our own homes, have kicked off our shoes and put on some loose fitting pants, it is time for a bit of reflection.

This has been an incredible week for me. The Medical Expo far exceeded any and all expectations that I had. With attendance nearly triple of what was expected and the speakers and exhibitors shining like the stars that they are, the culmination of months of organizing and work paid off, tenfold. The pride that I felt for “my” doctors brought about emotions that I didn’t even know that I had for them.

We then moved on to a gathering of friends at the Hacienda Jalisco, high in the mountains of the Sierra Madres above Puerto Vallarta to celebrate Thanksgiving. The air was crisp, the mariachi’s performed their magic and a feast fit for a king was put out for us, all prepared, even down to the pies, by my son. Where in the world this guy learned how to cook is beyond me. It most certainly was not by his mother. He was raised on Kraft Macaroni and Cheese and hot dogs. Am I proud of my kids? Damn straight. It truly was the perfect day.

Back at home, with the loosened pants, I realize that I am the lucky one. The blessings that surround me are too numerous to count. I must remember to be in the moment, as much as possible, each and every day and remember these blessings. Not just on Thanksgiving, but all year long.


ANKU Men’s Clinic Opens in Puerto Vallarta

Posted in Clinics,Events,HealthCare Resources,Men's Health,Press Releases by Pam on November 17, 2010
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Learn more about ANKU during the upcoming PV Medical Expo.

Anku - Men's Health ClinicAs the population of Banderas Bay increases, our area’s needs for advanced healthcare and technology also increases.   Just because we live in a tropical paradise does not mean that we need to compromise our healthcare services and that our clinics cannot be on the same level as clinics in the US and Canada.  With the opening of Anku, the men of Banderas Bay now have another option for state-of-the art healthcare. Anku brings together the top-level specialists in urology, nutrition, dentistry, plastic surgery, cardiology and internal medicine under one roof for all of men’s healthcare needs.

Boutique Theatre Announcing Its First Production

Posted in Personal by Pam on November 16, 2010

I am pleased to announce the opening of a new Boutique Theater here in Puerto Vallarta! Please add this to your “To-Do” list this high season!

Karrie Sebryk
The Boutique Theatre

Phone 044 322 728 6878

Opening Night for the New Boutique Theatre

Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico – November, 08, 2010 – The Boutique Theatre, located at 321 Manuel M. Dieguez in El Centro, is pleased to announce it’s first production, “Moments to Remember”, Friday, November 19th at 8:00 PM.

“Moments” is a fun filled evening of songs featuring most of the talented artists you have come to love, and have graced the Vallarta stage over the years, along with a few “surprises”. Sharon Baughman-White, the new Musial Director of The Boutique Theatre, has assembled a wonderful collection of your favorites from such shows as; Les Miserable, Paint Your Wagon, Moulin Rouge, Jekyll and Hyde, Cats, Annie, Funny Girl, Mame, Company, Follies, Phantom. Well, you get the idea!

You don’t want to miss this one! If you have a favorite Vallarta artist you just can’t wait to see perform again, chances are they will be “On Stage” at the Boutique performing one of your favorite songs. Get your Tickets early. With this much Talent on stage, it is sure to be a sell-out! Additional performances are: Saturday November 20th, Friday November 26th and Saturday November 27th. All performances are at 8:00 PM.

Come and help us celebrate the opening of Vallarta’s new Community Theatre!  Tickets are on sale at The Boutique Theatre Box office from 12 noon – 5:00 PM, Monday thru Saturday and on show nights right up until show time.

The Boutique Theatre is conveniently located in Old Town at 321 Manuel M. Dieguez, 1 block south of Basillo Badillo, just off Constitution. Plenty of on street parking is available. The Boutique Theatre: “Let’s Play!”

Medical Expo — Synopsis of Key Speaker Schedule

Posted in Events by Pam on November 14, 2010
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Just so you have a one-stop, handy snapshot of the schedule for the key speakers of the Medical Expo on November 22,  2010, here ya go!

11:00 am – Dr. Greg Middleton (from UCSD Medical Center)
You and Your Arthritis – Towards Happily Ever After

12:00 noon – Dr. Lawrence Fiedman (from UCSD Medical Center)
Health Care Reform

1:15 pm – Dra. Leslie Swindle and Dr. Adolfo Curiel
What’s New In Cardiology

2:00 pm – Dr. Ken Griffiths (from UCSD Medical Center)
Aging and Sexual Health

3:00 pm – Dr. Daniel Velasco and Dra. M. Cuevas
What’s New in Cancer Treatment and Diagnosis

4:00 pm – Dr. Armando Joya
What’s New in Bariatric Surgery-Gastric Surgery

5:00 pm – Dr. Lawrence Friedman (From UCSD Medical Center)
Health Care Reform

Medical Expo — Key Speaker Schedule

Posted in Events by Pam on November 14, 2010
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Medical Expo – November 22, 2010
Key Speaker Schedule

One of the few specialties that are not available in the Banderas Bay area is a rheumatologist. There are a large amount of people here who suffer from arthritis and arthritis-related problems. We are pleased to have Dr. Middleton participate in the Medical Expo, bringing fresh and innovative ideas in dealing with arthritis.

Dr  Middleton11:00 a.m.
Dr. Greg Middleton
“You and Your Arthritis – Towards Happily Ever After”

Dr. Middleton

Dr. Middleton will provide an overview of recent advances in the understanding of the causes of arthritis, as well as its associated pain and difficulty functioning, but most importantly lots of things that you can do to get better.

Dr Middleton is an associate clinical professor rheumatologist, specializing in the non-surgical care of patients with joint and muscle pain, particularly associated with rheumatological disorders such as osteoarthritis.  Dr Middleton went to medical school at Boston University, completed his residency and fellowship at UT Southwestern in Dallas.  He joined the team at UC San Diego after almost ten years as Chief of Medical Specialties at Southwestern Medical Associates in Las Vegas.  He is board certified in rheumatology.

Dr Middleton became a physician out of a keen interest in science and the desire to help patients maintain a satisfying and active lifestyle.  He believes that his clinical wisdom, patience and honesty allow him to make a difference in the lives of his patients.  Dr Middleton has treated many former and recreational athletes who strive to maintain an active lifestyle in spite of certain muscle and joint challenges.  “Staying active in the right way is probably as big a factor in pain as the amount of damage to the joint.”

Dr Middleton ran cross-country in high school and was coxswain for the Boston University rowing team.  He currently walks and practices yoga.  Dr Middleton also writes fiction, composes music, plays keyboard and drums and is an amateur chef.

The Medical Expo is sponsored by the US Consular Agent, HealthCare Resources Puerto Vallarta and the Hotel Marriott. This no charge event will feature a vast area of local and international healthcare providers including insurance, physicians, local hospitals among many more!

9am – 7pm

Transportation available from San Pancho, Sayulita, La Cruz and Bucerias.

For further information, please contact or 322 107 7007.

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