Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - Here at Healthcare Resources Puerto Vallarta, we didn't have time to do clinics or a newsletter in April due to the Semana Santa/Semana Pascua holidays. We are now back on track!For those that have returned north for the summer, we wish you a lovely summer. For those that are here, we continue, as always, to be here for all of your healthcare needs.
We ask that you take your time, read through all of the information below, and then send on any questions or requests you may have.
May 2017 Clinics
All of our clinics are screening clinics. No procedures are performed (or included) in the clinic. If you would like to attend one of the clinics, just send an email to pamela(at)healthcareresourcespv.com as soon as possible with the name of the person(s) wanting to participate. You will be sent a complete and detailed appointment including location, directions.
May 4, 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.
May 12, 2017
1100 pesos – PLUS members 950
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.
May 16, 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 (we set up at a discounted price).
May 19, 2017
775 pesos – PLUS members pay 690 pesos
Includes consult, Pap smear, pelvic exam by a female GYN.
1,000 pesos – PLUS members 900
Includes consult, Pap smear, pelvic exam and trans-vaginal ultrasound by a female GYN.
May 19, 2017
May 31, 2017
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 all the way to the bottoms of your feet.
May 23, 2017
425 pesos – PLUS members pay 400 pesos
Vision exam, pressure test for glaucoma, exam and evaluation by an ophthalmologist.
May 24, 2017
375 pesos – PLUS members 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
May 25, 2017
1,300 pesos - PLUS members pay 1,100 pesos
This is performed with a brand new bone density machine.
May 25, 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.
May 26, 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).
May 30, 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)
This & That
Even if you are not in the area during the summer, you can still see the PV Tribune online and all of the weekly articles, including mine!
Want in on a little secret? Thomas Simon, hair stylist extraordinaire is now taking new clients only during April through October! This is great news! As well, he has two wonderful stylists available for your hair needs – from color to cut – they are stars! Venustiano Cardenas #290 Tel: (322) 688-2019
We have several fine, mindful therapists in the area who specialize in PTSD, grief, depression, ADHD and they work in conjunction with our wonderful, bi-lingual psychiatrist, Dra. Adi Dominguez. Email for information/appointment.
If you are here in the summer months, you know one of the best places to go to escape the heat, even for a bit, are the movies! If you would like to join in, once a week (or whenever you want!) with a group and attend a movie, let me know and I will add you to our email list! Note: Once in a while we might have a group activity (not sure what yet!) throughout the summer – you would be notified of these as well.
Is it time for a colonoscopy? Do you need an MRI, CT scan, Endoscopy or any other type of study? Contact us and we are happy to set up the procedure at a discounted price and translate the report for you as well!
If you would like to attend any of our FREE speakers programs, we do require an RSVP (that's why I do not put the location – so you'll email me!) Space is limited.
Jungle Critters! - Monday, May 8, 2017 at 10 am
Dr. Fernando Marquez (ER Physician) will discuss bugs, spiders, insects, critters commonly found here in the area. Are they poisonous? What is the treatment if bitten? We have done this in the past and it is a very popular program!
Ozone - Non-surgical Option for Back Problems - Monday, May 15, 2017 at 10 am
Dr. Manuel Hernandez will do this repeat of the very popular presentation he did at this year's Medical Matters. He is highly experienced in ozone treatment for back issues and I personally know of numerous patients who have seen great improvement since starting them. If you have back issues, isn't it a good idea to explore all of the options?
As we move into the rainy season, it is super important to understand clearly about prevention of mosquito-related diseases and as well, about these illnesses. Better to hear statistics from Dr. Jaime Zayas, who is the head of the Salud (Health Department) here than via gossip. Updated information!
Breakfast with a Psychiatrist - May 29, 2017 at 9:30 am
Our "Breakfasts with a Physician" are always very popular! Relaxed, casual, informal. For this one, we will have a chat with psychiatrist Dra. Adi Dominguez. You can ask questions about everything from bipolar disorder to medications. These gatherings are a wonderful way to really get to "know" our physicians.
As always we have our Wish List of items – things that are needed for the less fortunate. From hotel size soaps to medical supplies, everything is very much appreciated. Please send me an email if you would like a copy.
Too Many Ideas, Too Little Time
Yes! There are still many ideas I have that I have not yet had time to put together. They will happen, eventually! For example a "Make a Plan" presentation – a plan made especially for you with all medical/emergency information. • A luncheon for newcomers to meet some old-timers. • A gathering to put together hygiene kits for the Regional Hospital. • A crafting day to make personalized large bags for our kids with Cancer that go to Guadalajara for treatment...
Add to this to a brand new discharge program (for inpatients), natural childbirth and pre-natal classes, a 6 week course (in English) for caregivers/homecare workers, and a whole lot more. These things will happen – sometime in the near future. Watch our Facebook page, or my own Facebook page, and of course, the articles in the PV Tribune for updates!
Healthcare Resources 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.
It has been a record-breaking past few months as far as inpatients, consult appointments, clinic attendance, emergencies and everything else in between. I am very proud of my co-workers and my physicians! And as the summer months continue, we will continue to be here for you – for all of your healthcare needs. Feel free to send an email with any questions or comments.
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)healthcareresourcespv.com or by visiting HealthCareResourcesPV.com.
Click HERE to learn more about the health and well-being services offered by HealthCare Resources Puerto Vallarta.