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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…)


Interview with Dr. Javier Diaz Nuñez, Ear, Nose and Throat Specialist

Since this is the time of year that so many folks are planning their return trip (or vacation) to Puerto Vallarta, we thought it would be a good idea to interview Dr. Javier Diaz-Nuñez, one of HealthCare Resources’ favorite physicians. He is an Otolaryngologist – but it is much easier to say he is an “ENT” (Ear, Nose and Throat Specialist.)

Pamela: Is there anything that one can do prior to boarding a plane for a flight, to “protect” their ears?

Dr. Javier Diaz-Nuñez, OtolaryngoloistDr. Diaz: If you have a history of ear problems with pressure changes, you should definitely do something preventative. The first thing is to make sure your nose is not “stuffed up.” If this is the case you may use a decongestant, such as Afrin, 1 day prior to the flight and then use it twice daily but not for more than three days. Be sure and read the instructions to make sure you have no contradictions. If the stuffy nose is caused from allergies, prescription antihistamines such as Zyrtec or Allegra are recommended to begin using at least 5 days prior to the flight along with a nasal spray of saline solution, which may be purchased over-the-counter.


Dr. Adrian Octavio Lomeli: English-speaking Dentist in Puerto Vallarta

(Banderas News/PVNN)

Fluent in English and French, Dr. Octavio Lomeli is not only one of the most well established and reputable dentists in Puerto Vallarta, but has also taught many of the dental professionals now practicing in the Banderas Bay area. For the last 25 years he has treated locals as well as Americans and Canadians who return to Puerto Vallarta for his outstanding and affordable dental services.


Dr. Octavio Lomeli - English-Speaking Dentist

Dr. Octavio Lomeli - Dental Avant Garde Edif. Media Luna Int. 105, Prisciliano Sanchez #550 • El Pitillal, Puerto Vallarta; Tel: (322) 224-0243


Focusing on dental implants, TMJ dysfunctions and prosthetics, Dr. Lomeli was the founder of the Dental Association in Puerto Vallarta as well as the founder of the Occlusion and Prosthetic Study Group. A graduate of the University of Guadalajara, Dr. Octavio has a long list of post-graduate certifications including Occlusion and Oral Rehab from the Research and Specialization in Oral Rehab Center in Mexico City, Implantology from the Melz Institute in Cuernavaca, and a degree in sciences from the Centro University of Los Altos, where he was later a professor for master degree students.

One of the most common comments we receive from people that see Dr. Lomeli is that he and his staff are not only professional with outstanding state-of-the-art equipment, offering excellent communication of all services being performed, but he’s also a really funny guy! He is well known in the Banderas Bay area for his sense of humor, which goes a long way when you’re sitting in a dental chair!

For further information, price list, or to make your appointment, please contact Pamela Thompson at Info(at) Oh! And don’t forget to ask Dr. Lomeli to sing you a song while you are there! You will be pleasantly surprised!

To learn more about the dentistry services offered by Dr. Lomeli and the team of dental professionals at Dental Avant Garde, please visit

Meet Doctor Pedro Lopez-Cueto

We love our physicians! Here’s a great urologist – he has a new Men’s Clinic called Anku which we will be featuring soon!

(Banderas News/PVNN, September 27, 2009)

Dr. Lopez-Cueto received his medical degree from the National University of Mexico. He completed residency training at the National University of Mexico and a laparoscopic surgery fellowship at Hospital Das Clinicas at Sao Paulo University in Brazil.

He has been in practice since 2002. He is a member of the American Urological Association, the Mexican Urological Association and certified by (more…)

Vallarta Steps Out for Los Mangos Library

Posted in Charity by Pam on June 29, 2010

Who says things are slow, and that there is not much going on in Vallarta at this time of year? Full proof that this is NOT the case was evident on Saturday, June 26th, when a large number of local residents and visitors stepped out to enjoy a fabulous FUNdraising event in support of Puerto Vallarta’s Public Library, Biblioteca Los Mangos.

The event venue was the stunning Villa Leonarda in Gringo Gulch. Owner Sergio Toleando and his staff worked and sweated out the entire day preparing the gorgeous garden area for the arrival of the guests. A separate room with a “tienda” was set up offering various goodies including clothing, jewelry, artwork and books at great prices. Comments of “Wow! Look what I bought!” were heard throughout the crowd.

A wide variety of food was available along with thirst-quenching beverages. Restaurants No Way Jose, Barcelona Tapas and Chilaquiles offered a wide variety of delectable items. The (more…)