Category Archives: health care

Dengue Fever

A flyer fell out of a package of trash bags so I picked it up. I know that there is dengue fever in Panama, and that the authorities are working hard to prevent it and educate people on mosquito control. … Continue reading

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Doing Good Deeds

I recently met someone who takes doing good deeds extremely seriously. I met Tom McCormack and learned a bit about all the amazing things he does in Panama. It started with my good friend Haydeé who is a special ed … Continue reading

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Moving Abroad – Health Care – NY Times Article

I was contacted recently by Tim Gray, a writer for the NY Times. He’s an excellent journalist, a really nice guy, and I’ve enjoyed our conversations and correspondence a lot. He’s written an article about health care and insurance options … Continue reading

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My turn with the dentist

I was many months overdue for a cleaning and checkup, so I figured it was my turn to see the dentist. This was accomplished in short order for $30, and cleaning was done by the dentist himself. I’ve had trouble … Continue reading

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A Medical Appointment, a Trip to the Lab, Mae Lewis Hospital

Ma had a follow up appointment with the GP, Dr Luz Visuette at Mae Lewis Hospital. I went along for the appointment this time so I was able to observe.  I found the doctor kind, caring, thorough, and very competent. She … Continue reading

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More Encounters with the Panama Health Care System

Ma went back to see the eye doctor. It’s dryer and windier here now so her allergies and dry eyes were bothering her more. She got some different eye drops and a referral to an allergist. Again, we just showed … Continue reading

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a Trip to the Dentist

Dental care is less expensive here in Panama. People travel here for care and even with travel expenses, they save money. So, we decided to wait until we were here to get any further dental care. My husband needed a … Continue reading

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A trip to the Doctor

One of the most frequent questions I get from people in the US – What is the medical care like down there? My husband’s 92 year old mother is with us and she needed a little help (nothing serious, prescription … Continue reading

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