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  1. My hour long visit with dr sam was 600 pesos . Wish I had found him six months ago.
  2. i agree - 800 pesos for the time he gives, is a bargain compared to others i have seen - didn't notice when i made the appt for today that his prices were listed - guess i figured whatever they were, i would pay - dottiejane
  3. i really didn't since i was in great shape until things started going down very rapidly about a month ago - but i certainly would consider any or all now home visits would be great - - i never thought hospital rounds - can you say more about those = i have the name of a female doctor near me who evidenlly does do home visits - she is not my doc-however ---- unfortunately i chose the a very good doctor when i came but he is not the doctor i need now - he for sure does not do home visits- i see dr sam on wednesday and depending on his diagnosis, will take further steps to get through whatever this is including changing to the home visits doctor - my next query might have to do with nursing/assisted living places -
  4. He has moved to an office near Pancho's - he only gets to the office at noon - I saw him about three weeks ago - there is a site where you can make an appt online - he is said to call back up until 10 at night but my advice is, make an appt when you are there for the first time to see him for the second time if needed or to come in after the test results of whatever he orders comes back. Supposedly I am have an appt this week - but even though he told me to contact him by email once I got my testresults back he never did - but then to be honest I sometimes don't hear the phone so if he tried me that way, I may have missed him -there was no email however. He is known as the science doctor and he was the only doctor i saw here - and i had seen two others - who thought outside the normal medical box and ordered some strange test that did come back with some troubling results which is why i have to see him again- good luck.
  5. i went today but thought i would have an appointment so didn't have my blood tests with me - i go back tomorrow at 9 - am really grateful for the advice - a great bunch of people on this site -
  6. many thanks for the suggestion - i agree i need a doctor i can call for emergencies = I would have tried Dr Flores when I lived near San Antonio but now am downtown and don't drive so am hoping i can locate someone closer - but there is always the bus and/or a driver -
  7. so i called lety's phone and she didnt answer = i got a spanish speaker of course I am in mexico who hung up - not sure if i was to leave a message of what - - so I called the other number and the lady who answered said to call the 332 785 number - she said this was the cllinic in the hospital - so maybe i should walk over there in person - is lety the doctor or just the scheduler - sorry to be so dense but this is a the first time I have been quite so sick since here - if lety isn't the doctor - who would i be seeing - d
  8. I have beentrying to reach quality care with the phone number listed on line and on a card and i get a message saying there is no such number. This has happened before but it is rather urgent that i get in touch with them since i desperately need an appt with the oncologist who comes tomorrow from gdl. . I have had three very bad blood test results and can't get in to see the hematologist I saw at quality care in august and then in early october who ordered two of the blood tests . I went in to see her after the first set of results came in and all i got was another list of more blood tests to have. I got those results and now can't get in to see her at all until november 14 since she only comes on tuesdays - if at all - I am trying to get in to see the oncologist at quality care who comes tomorrow since am at a loss as to what to do next - - i did get a second opinion from a recommended doc who went over the tests and explained to me what she was ordering and why. he then ordered another set of blood tests which came back yesterday . Each test result is worse than the one before and now i can't reach him either. I currently have a thick packet of blood test results but no diagnosis - treatment plan if any - etc etc -and am in pretty bad shape. i would go to gdl to the medical center's hematology department there but first have to get a doctor here to refer me. If anyone has the QC phone number that actually gets through - or has any suggstions for what to do next, it would be appreciated. .
  9. I am looking for a good hematologist in ajijic - are there any recommendations to share?
  10. i took a bad fall on a slippery sidewalk yesterday and hit my head very had on the cement - didn't pass out but since i am on blood thinner, the danger of a brain bleed is always present. I went to reberas med center and had a ct scan done - was given a disc with the pictures on it but never got a radiologist report instead took it to chapala med and the dr hernandez read it said nothing showed of a brain bleed but days later, i could have subdural hematoma and should go back to see him.twice this week. There evidently was never a radiolgist report done - and when I checked the hospital, there doesn't seem to be one on staff there. I am specialist happy I admit and a second opinion given the possible danger would make me happy but where does one go here to get a certified radiologist?. The iwould be a question for something like a mammogram as well. Radiologists are trained to do only readings after all. Please no comments about how I should never have moved here or never should have fallen in the first place. Just some positive experiences and guidance would be helpful.
  11. Wow - so sorry i upset you on this lovely morning with my "moaning and complaining" re the cost of medicines. As it happens, I am not a wealthy expat and every expense has to be factored in to my budget. I am sorry you are on a "ton of medicines" and hope they are making you happy and healthy. I have had a lot of very helpful suggestions to my questions on this site which I thught was its purpose buti t appears that to you, a question is a complaint or a moan. I suggest if you see my name again, you just skip over it and let more patient and less snorky folks respond.
  12. if that is pesos, it is very cheap- will have to look them up and see where they are - many thnks for the tip -d
  13. I bought my first bottle of amiodarone since arriving in mexico and was more than surprised that it cost 400 pesos for 20 tablets. Granted I am not in Kansas anymore but this is a very inexpensive medicine in the states. Does anyone else use this? - For me it is for AFib which I must take daily along with Eloquist another very expensive drug which I bought at parmStore in Canada for far less than it is even sold here in Mexico. I can't get Pharmstore to send meds here and am reluctant to ask anyone to carry drugs across the border in their suitcases - Question is - since rumor has it that medicines are far less expensive in Mexico - is it also true that some are more expensive?
  14. thanks again Rick - as I said, this whole crown cad thing was not known to me or else I would used that instead of the mold business - evdiently cad also does bridges if I understand your email correctly = I am looking into jjust a one tooth one - where did you go for that do you remember hos much Dr. consuela charges for a cleaning - I got Dr. Edgar who is a perio I from GDL - may be why I am paying top dollar ---- live and learn and i am learning something new every day - exhausting to be frank. -
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