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January 2017 Puerto Vallarta Health News & Clinics

January 4, 2017

For all of your Puerto Vallarta medical needs contact Pamela Thompson at (322) 222-9638, 044-322-107-7007, pamela(at)

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - Where in the world did the past year go? It just zipped by in a blink! We are committed to you in that Healthcare Resources will continue to be there for all of your healthcare needs in every way, shape or form. We are proud of our physicians, our clinics and our services, and we wish for you the very best in the upcoming year.

January Clinics
Our monthly clinics are SCREENING clinics performed by our physicians. They fill VERY QUICKLY so if you would like to participate, please send an email to pamela(at) as soon as possible with the name of the person wanting to participate. No procedures are performed at the clinics but are scheduled separately, different day and at a separate cost. If we end up being completely full for any clinic, we will schedule an extra day.

Skin Clinic
January 5, 2017
January 27, 2017 - This clinic will be held in Nuevo Vallarta so indicate which clinic you would like to attend.
300 pesos - PLUS members pay 250 pesos
This is a skin cancer screening check by an oncologist (not by a dermatologist). He checks from your scalp to the bottoms of your feet.

Mammogram Clinic
January 13 and January 20, 2017
1100 pesos - PLUS members pay 950 pesos
Includes a digital mammogram using low-radiation technique, breast ultrasound (if deemed necessary), manual exam and a complete review and explanation of your films. These are performed by a breast specialist and an oncologist.

Cardiac Clinic
January 18, 2017
Price: 650 pesos - PLUS members pay 600 pesos
Includes consult/interview with a cardiologist, EKG, Blood Pressure check. We recommend that prior to your appointment, you have a cholesterol profile and we are offering this at a discounted price. (This is an amazing savings - outside of our clinic, the price for this is 1,200 pesos.)

Ear Clinic
January 19, 2017
375 pesos - PLUS members pay 325 pesos
These clinics are performed by an ENT who will check inside your ears and clean if necessary. Note: This is NOT a hearing test!

Bone Density Clinic
January 19, 2017
1,300 pesos - PLUS members pay 1,100 pesos
This is performed with a brand new bone density machine.

Vascular Clinic
January 20, 2017
400 pesos - PLUS members pay 350 pesos
Our Vascular specialist will evaluate your blood flow, varicose veins, and your risk factors for vascular disease.

Thyroid Clinic
January 23, 2017
450 pesos - PLUS members pay 400 pesos
Includes consult/interview with our endocrinologist. We highly recommend a thyroid profile (lab study) prior to the appointment. We offer this at a discounted price.

Pulmonary Clinic
January 24, 2017
Price: 550 pesos - PLUS Members 500 pesos
A complete evaluation by our lung specialist along with recommendations. We require a basic chest X-ray to be performed prior to the clinic (and we set up at a discounted price.)

Eye Clinic
January 25, 2017
425 pesos - PLUS members pay 400 pesos
Vision exam, pressure test for glaucoma, exam and evaluation by an ophthalmologist.

Foot Clinic
January 26, 2017
300 pesos - PLUS members pay 250 pesos
Have a complete evaluation of your feet and toes by our foot specialist. Check for fungus, corns, and bunions - the works! Our feet take a beating on the cobblestones here. ***BONUS*** All participants in the Foot Clinic have the opportunity to have a wonderful Medical Pedicure the day of the clinic at the cost of 100 pesos! (Regular price: 300 pesos)

Women's Clinic
January 27, 2017
Option #1: 775 pesos
PLUS members pay 690 pesos
Includes consult, pap smear, pelvic exam by a female GYN.
Option #2:
1,000 pesos - PLUS members pay 900 pesos
Includes consult, pap smear, pelvic exam and trans-vaginal ultrasound by a female GYN.

Men's Urology Clinic
January 30, 2017
700 pesos - PLUS members pay 650 pesos
Includes consult/interview with our urologist, ultrasound of kidneys, bladder and prostate, measurement of residual urine. We recommend prior to your appointment a PSA and Urinalysis and we offer these at a discounted price.

Medical Matters
A No-Charge Community Healthcare Event

Save the Date!
February 13, 2017
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Hotel Casa Marriott - Marina Vallarta
This is our 6th year of Medical Matters and each year, it gets bigger and better. Non-stop speakers programs (double the amount this year) and this is all at no charge to the attendee's. You will see a lot of publicity and as well, receive a separate announcement with further details and the speakers program very soon.

Hot Topics
Our Hot Topic Sessions are free. They fill quickly so an RSVP is required! (Locations will be given in response to your RSVP.)

January 9, 2017 at 10 am
Dr. Fernando Marquez will present a whole lot of wonderful emergency information on our new "CardioProtect" program as well as our new "portable alarm button" (think "I have fallen and I can't get up!") He will also explain upcoming free CPR and First Aid classes and other very important emergency services information.

January 16, 2017 at 10 am
Last week I did an article in the PVTribune on a special need for volunteers to assist with some "little things" - from visiting and assisting spouses of inpatients to assisting with items for the Regional Hospital. Let's talk about charities, what is needed, how you can help. You can see the article HERE.

January 23, 2017 at 10 am
"25 Things You Need to Know About Healthcare in the Area"
This is a fun "quiz" that I have done in the past (with prizes too!) so please join us to have some fun AND learn about important health-related information in the area.

Here are a few ideas for New Year's Resolutions!

Get that colonoscopy done. Contact us for information

Take care of any End of Life planning - we can send you information/suggestions.

Have an Emergency Plan in place - request the information and we can send to you.

Make sure you have insurance coverage here. We do not sell insurance but we can help you with planning and choosing a policy.

Want to lose a few pounds? We have a wonderful nutritionist who can help.

Let's have a chat and put together a plan for you - from a physician to insurance.

What's New

We are thrilled to announce that our bi-lingual psychiatrist, Dra. Adi Dominguez will be returning to work (half days only) after the first of the year. She is an amazing woman! She will be focused mostly on medications. For an appointment, please email us. She will also be working with/sharing an office with a new therapist who specialized in the past with veterans among other things.

Did you know we have our very own audiologist here? Hearing checks, hearing aid repair/sales - Christina is the star! Email for information/appointment.

We now have a geriatric specialist and a rheumatologist in the area and both are stellar! For an appointment/information, please email us.

We also have a wonderful pain specialist available now!

Let's Take a Tour

I think that the hospital, San Javier Riviera in Nuevo Vallarta has to be one of THE most beautiful hospitals I have ever seen. We will be doing a few tours of the hospital in January. If you would like to participate, please let me know and I will send details. For those folks in the northern part of the bay, this is a wonderful option for you! As well, San Javier has a table at the Tuesday Farmers' Market in Nuevo Vallarta! I will try to be there as many Tuesdays as possible, so come by and say "hello." On January 17, 2017 I will be there with Doctor Quintero, a great, bi-lingual physician. He will be available to answer questions and take your blood pressure. Stop by and see us!

I am really excited to be writing for the PVTribune once a week now. I am wide open for topics so send your ideas. You can read all of the articles online at

We love the Tribune because it is distributed not only in the Puerto Vallarta area, but as well, to various locations in the northern bay area.

How Healthcare Resources Works

I think we all get tired of the gossip around here (I call it the "Jungle Drums") and so once again, I think it is important that I explain how Healthcare Resources work. No! I do not work for free BUT I do not work on a commission/referral fee basis! We have individual contracts with our physicians and hospitals and believe me when I say they receive a ton of work from us - from referrals to insurance billing to anything and everything in between. When I hear that people are saying "Oh, don't go via Pam Thompson because she makes a lot of money on her referrals." I could just scream. This is absolutely, positively UNTRUE. If you have questions, contact me directly!

Plus Program

What is the PLUS program? It is a few "extra perks" for people BUT it is important to remember - one does NOT need to be a PLUS member to receive our services! Click HERE to see the chart.

Other Stuff

We can set up pretty much any study you need - from an MRI to a colonoscopy. We can set up any labwork/X-ray/Ultrasound with discounts and we will be happy to translate the test results.

Here's to a very happy and healthy 2017!

Pamela Thompson

Pamela Thompson has lived and worked in Puerto Vallarta for over 19 years, 10 of them in health care. Pamela now leads HealthCare Resources Puerto Vallarta, a local healthcare resource network. Her years of experience and expertise are available to you by emailing your questions to pamela(at) or by visiting

Click HERE to learn more about the health and well-being services offered by HealthCare Resources Puerto Vallarta.