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Healthcare Resources PV October 2019 News & Clinics

October 08, 2019

As we work together to promote awareness, honor breast cancer survivors and remember those that lost the fight, we hope that you will participate in Healthcare Resources Puerto Vallarta's October activities.
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - The summer has just whizzed by and now we prepare for the onslaught of people. We do not have a low season here in Puerto Vallarta any more, but things do slow down somewhat. We are ready! We have a lot of great programs in October!

There is no charge for any of our speakers programs but space is limited so we do require an RSVP. We ask that you arrive on time! All speakers programs, unless noted, are held at Clinic Sanmare. (Across the street from Hospital San Javier Marina, next to Soriana.)

Dr. Joel Galindo: "Trigger Finger"
October 8, 2019 at 9:00 am
Trigger finger is a condition that causes pain, stiffness, and a sensation of locking or catching when you bend and straighten your finger. The condition is also known as "stenosing tenosynovitis." The ring finger and thumb are most often affected by trigger finger, but it can occur in the other fingers, as well. Dr. Galindo will cover all of this information and as well, treatment and optional surgery treatments for this condition.

Breakfast with General Practioner, Dr. Carlos Quintero
October 15, 2019 at 9:00 am
This is a casual discussion around the table where you can ask Dr. Quintero any health questions that you want, from medications to dengue to everything in between that might be on your mind. Find out actual facts rather than Facebook gossip.

Dr. Joel Galindo: "Carpal Tunnel Syndrome"
October 22, 2019 at 9:00 am
**This will be held at Hospital San Javier Marina
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a common condition that causes pain, numbness, and tingling in the hand and arm. The condition occurs when one of the major nerves to the hand - the median nerve - is squeezed or compressed as it travels through the wrist. This is a very common and very uncomfortable syndrome. Dr. Galindo will cover all of this information and treatment options.

"Everything You Need to Know About Healthcare in the Area"
October 29, 2019 at 9:00 am
I will be speaking on the most common questions that I receive on healthcare in the Banderas Bay area. From insurance to hospital admission, from vaccine availability to dying. And bring your questions, too. Join in and pick my brain!

All of our clinics are SCREENING clinics, at a discounted price. They fill quickly. Once you request an appointment via email to pamela(at), you will be sent appointment time with directions to the location for that particular screening clinic.

Skin Clinic
October 4, 2019 and October 18, 2019
Price: 400 pesos
This is a skin cancer screening check performed by an oncologist (not by a dermatologist). He checks from your scalp all the way to the bottoms of your feet. These clinics always fill quickly.

Ear Clinic
October 9, 2019 Puerto Vallarta
October 20, 2019 Bucerķas
Price: 400 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! We do have a wonderful audiologist if you need a hearing test.

Knee Clinic
October 10, 2019
400 pesos plus 400 pesos for X-ray of knee (one) or 800 pesos for both knees. Your choice.
(If you have a recent knee X-ray and you can bring the FILMS then of course, you do not need another). Evaluation and review with bilingual orthopedic who will offer recommendations/treatment options if needed of your knee or knees.

Vascular Clinic
October 11, 2019
Price: 400 pesos
Our Vascular specialist will evaluate your blood flow, varicose veins, and your risk factors for vascular disease. You will receive a report with recommendations.

Eye Clinic
October 14, 2019 and October 21, 2019
Price: 400 pesos
Vision exam, pressure test for glaucoma, exam and evaluation by an ophthalmologist.

Cardiac Clinic
October 16, 2019 Puerto Vallarta
October 22, 2019 Bucerķas
Price: 650 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). Note: This clinic cannot substitute for a pre-op cardiac consult or an insurance cardiac appointment.

Thyroid Clinic
October 17, 2019
Price: 450 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.

Men's Urology Clinic
October 27, 2019
Price: 700 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.

Mammogram Clinic
October 17, 2019 and October 31, 2019
Price: 2,100 pesos
Includes a 3D digital mammogram with state of the art, tomosynthesis machine, (the only one in the area) using low-radiation and low pressure technique, breast ultrasound (if deemed necessary), a manual exam and a complete review and explanation of your films. These are performed by a breast specialist and an oncologist. Note: For October we are offering a bone density study the same time as the Mammogram for only 400 pesos. Way less than half-price!

Shoulder Clinic
October 24, 2019
400 pesos plus 400 pesos for X-ray of shoulder (one) or 800 pesos for both shoulders. Your choice. (If you have a recent shoulder X-ray and you can bring the FILMS then of course, you do not need another). Evaluation and review with bilingual orthopedic who will offer recommendations/treatment options if needed of your shoulder.

Foot Clinic
October 24, 2019 Bucerķas
October 25, 2019 Puerto Vallarta
Price: 400 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)

Contact Lens Clinic
October 25 and October 27, 2019
Price: 500 pesos
This is for folks who are currently using, want to use contacts, have had problems in the past obtaining the proper contact lenses or those interested in using contact lenses. Dr. Mario personalizes the test for each eye as he brings many different kinds of contacts (types and materials) in order to offer the patient the most suitable for him/her. This is the difference between going to a big box store or just any optician, and going to a specialist.

Women's Clinic
October 29, 2019
Price: 775 pesos
Includes consult, Pap smear, pelvic exam by a female GYN.


We have complete Men's and Women's Checkups, Colonoscopy, Endoscopy, Any and all diagnostic studies, lab studies - you name it and we are happy to set up for you. Please have a look at recent articles I have written for the PVTribune. We have some excellent new medical equipment in Puerto Vallarta, among other things.

Emergency Information - do you have it? I have a good concise email with a lot of emergency information. If you would like a copy, just send an email!

We are here for all of your healthcare needs. All it takes is an email. I have an office at Hospital San Javier Marina and at Clinic Sanmare, across the street from Hospital San Javier. If you would like to set a time to meet, have a chat and discuss health issues, just let me know. I am happy to do this. Sometimes it is easier to meet in person.

Here's to a wonderful October!
Pamela Thompson

Pamela Thompson has lived and worked in Puerto Vallarta for over 20 years, many 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.