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Things You Need to Know About PV Doctors

Posted in Doctors,HealthCare Resources by Pam on August 31, 2011
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Things You Need to Know About PV Doctors

Here in Puerto Vallarta there are many doctors and specialists offering high-quality emergency care and routine medical or surgical procedures. Here are some things you need to know when consulting a local physician, and how much you can expect to pay.

The average cost for a physician consult in the Banderas Bay 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!) (more…)


HealthCare Resources & New Life Mexico

Posted in Charity,New Life Mexico by Pam on August 22, 2011

As most of you know, one of the charities that I am very proud to participate in, is New Life Mexico ( The past nine years, New Life Mexico was focused on the Street Boys Center and did amazing things for these boys focusing on health and education. The Street Boys Center continues, successfully, under the direction of DIF (local social services) and New Life Mexico is taking a bit of a different direction at this time.

New Life Mexico is now moving their field work out in to the community to the areas where the children are the most vulnerable to drugs and crime. Beginning September 2011, they will be providing “Community Kids Clubs” known in Spanish as “Chidongongo”, one morning per week in six extremely low income “colonias”. These will address general issues with the children ranging from morals and values, communication, crafts, ecology and health issues. The clubs will operate from 9:30 am until to 12 noon, In addition, they will begin in October, once rainy season has come to an end as well as a “Community Sports Club”. This will begin as a basketball school which will be held twice per week in six colonias. The colonias have been selected as areas with a high number of working kids and kids at risk in danger of becoming the “next Street Kids”, gang members, drug dealers.

This will be an approximate total of 600 children participating.

For further, more detailed information on the work that New Life Mexico does, please contact Philippa Vernon-Powell ( She as well, can send you their most recent newsletter.