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    Medical care in Mexico

    I'll share my experiences with private medical care in Mexico. In short I am 100% pleased!

    The backstory

    In late April I went in for a series of normal tests, my last tests under my "old" work insurance prior to retiring.
    One of those tests was a Calcium Risk Score, something pretty normal for a 60 year old guy with managed high BP and cholesterol.

    The test came out a bit high, so my DR recommended that I see a cardiologist for further evaluation. As we all know knowledge is prevention, and prevention is how we live longer.

    I received the results while I was in the middle of the ocean leaving Alaska so there was nothing I could do.
    I called the University of Washington and got set up as a patient, but their earliest consult date is in August.

    So... I decided to see what La Paz Mexico had to offer in terms of a cardiologist.

    I found Dr Edgar Cuevas Garcia who is accredited in the USA, Mexico, and Europe. He speaks english, and is renound as being a fantastic, caring cardiologist.
    So, i set up an appointment for a consult at a cost of $1800 pesos, or $90 USD.

    When I arrived at his very professional office they first did a full EKG, BP, etc... and then I met with the Dr to explain the reason for my visit.

    He suggested a stress test and full imaging of my heart, arteries, valves, etc... I agreed that was appropriate and thought we were going to schedule this for some date in the future. Nope, he lead me back to his clinic complete with some really serious looking equipment and we did a full work up. I was there for a few hours, and actually watched him take measurements of the interior of my arteries, and loiok at the operation of the heart valves.

    In the end he told me i had no blockages, and that he recommended I have another cholesterol test in 6 months, and come back to see him to discuss the results. He recommended the full workup on a annual basis, and sent me on my way happy that I am not going to have a heart attack any time soon.

    The total cost was $11,500 pesos, or $557 USD.

    If this kind of professional service is what I can expect from the private medical system in Mexico, I am overjoyed.

    KEVIN SANDERS
    4788 DOS PECES - SEWARD ALASKA


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    #2
    Sounds like pretty good service Kev. Nice to hear your heart is in good shape and it sounds like you’re really enjoying Mexico, that’s great!
    Now go have yourself a bourbon.
    🥃 😁
    Dave
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      #3
      Originally posted by builderdude View Post
      Sounds like pretty good service Kev. Nice to hear your heart is in good shape and it sounds like you’re really enjoying Mexico, that’s great!
      Now go have yourself a bourbon.
      🥃 😁
      Maybe a Margarita! If it's really hot this afternoon a Ice cold cervesa.

      Here in La Paz several of the liquor stored have a remote readout of their beer cooler temperature outside on their signs.

      KEVIN SANDERS
      4788 DOS PECES - SEWARD ALASKA


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        #4
        Thanks for the report.
        Glad you did well on your tests.
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          #5
          I've had several friends over the years who have had similar experiences. I suppose I'd be a bit more nervous is I were down somewhere in the interior with fewer "modern" conveniences.
          Toni Froehling

          Yelm, Washington
          1994 Hino powered 4788

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            #6
            Wife and I lived aboard in LaPaz marina for 6 months a couple years ago (waiting out South Pacific hurricane season), and enjoyed great care, dental & medical.

            You should go hang with the other boaters at the Cruisers clubhouse inside the LaPaz marina courtyard….think it costs $5 to join, great group to connect with…..and they’ll hook you up with reliable local docs, dentists, services, aside from holding potlucks and happy hours
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              #7
              I worked overseas a while and all the pilots and their families had full medical and dental as part of the contract, regardless of which country they lived in or visited.... except for US based pilots they only got medical, no dental and nothing for spouse or kids. Too expensive. I now work for a US company that offers insurance, but you are out $9000 before getting a penny back. That are premiums, deductibles, copays. And we wonder why the ER's are full of working poor who simply can't afford $700 a month for mediocre coverage. It also explains the 5000 (?) dentists in Nogales, Mexico.
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                #8
                Originally posted by [email protected] View Post
                Wife and I lived aboard in LaPaz marina for 6 months a couple years ago (waiting out South Pacific hurricane season), and enjoyed great care, dental & medical.

                You should go hang with the other boaters at the Cruisers clubhouse inside the LaPaz marina courtyard….think it costs $5 to join, great group to connect with…..and they’ll hook you up with reliable local docs, dentists, services, aside from holding potlucks and happy hours
                We really enjoy a nice margarita at the little resturant at the marina, which is my new home in November.

                KEVIN SANDERS
                4788 DOS PECES - SEWARD ALASKA


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                  We......? Have you met someone? :}

                #9
                Originally posted by Metrodriver View Post
                I worked overseas a while and all the pilots and their families had full medical and dental as part of the contract, regardless of which country they lived in or visited.... except for US based pilots they only got medical, no dental and nothing for spouse or kids. Too expensive. I now work for a US company that offers insurance, but you are out $9000 before getting a penny back. That are premiums, deductibles, copays. And we wonder why the ER's are full of working poor who simply can't afford $700 a month for mediocre coverage. It also explains the 5000 (?) dentists in Nogales, Mexico.
                I have American Obamacare. . Like yours it only covers after a $7,000 deductible, and a $10,000 out of pocket maximum per year. Unless I have a real serious problem I'll stick with the private medical system in Mexico.

                KEVIN SANDERS
                4788 DOS PECES - SEWARD ALASKA


                Whats the weather like on the boat
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                  #10
                  So glad to here that, we have only had limited experiences our self, but always super positive and affordable.
                  Mark
                  USCG OUPV
                  1990 4588
                  Carlsbad, CA

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