Category Archives: medical care

Rich? Poor? Perceptions of Money

We are very rich in the things that matter – family, friends, happiness, a good life, and having what we need. But, this post is about money. We are in an interesting situation here. We are from the USA but … Continue reading

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Unwelcome Guests

It is common knowledge that as a traveller, you can pick up something that will give you a tummy upset. Usually these things are caused by unfamiliar bacteria in the water or on fruits or vegetables. Thankfully the problem usually … 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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