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The following are groups, clubs, and organizations in the Republic of Panama open to membership by English speaking members of the expatriate community.
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1. Dr. Gioconda Gaudiano - Dermatologist and Pathologist
Doctor Gioconda Gaudiano, M.D. is widely recognized as the best dermatologist in the Republic of Panama. She specialized in Dermatology through studies at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. She also specialized in Dermatopathology at the Ben Taub hospital and the Veteran's Administration Hospital in Houston, Texas. She ...
2. Dengue Fever in Panama
Dengue (DF) and dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF) are caused by one of four closely related, but antigenically distinct, virus serotypes (DEN-1, DEN-2, DEN-3, and DEN-4), of the genus Flavivirus. Infection with one of these serotypes provides immunity to only that serotype for life, so persons living in a dengue-endemic area ...
3. FAQ: What Shots Do I Need for Panama?
Question: I understand that Panama has recently passed a new law requiring all visitors to have current vaccinations, and that those entering the country will be required to show an international vaccination record when entering the country. So, what shots are required to enter Panama? Answer: Panama's Ministry of Health ...
4. Dr. Angel A. Alvarado - Urologist
The aging population makes urologic health care needs a priority. Although urology is often considered a small subset of medical care, it is important to remember that almost 45% of men in their 60s are affected by erectile dysfunction, nearly 30% of all men will require intervention for benign prostatic ...
5. The Punta Pacifica Reproduction Center - Infertility Specialists
Since the birth of the first baby born by an In Vitro Fertilization, the efforts to solve the problems of infertility have not ceased and the advancements have been many. The medicines and hormones used for controlled ovarian hyper-stimulation with multiple follicles are much safer. We now have recombined hormones ...
6. Dr. Francisco Tejeira - Otolaryngologist (Ear, Nose, and ...
Dr. Francisco Tejeira is an ear, nose, and throat specialist in Panama City. He's been treating me for more than five years for a chronic nasal problem (from flying lots of hours on leaky Air Force planes) and tinnitus. I sat down with him recently to gather some information about ...
7. Pacific Dental Clinic at Hospital Punta Pacifica
Pacific Dental Clinic is a new dental office located on the first floor of the recently inaugurated Hospital Punta Pacěfica (affiliated with John Hopkins International). Owners Dr. Gloria Ho, Dr. Ginette Nůńez and Dr. Monica Shedden are highly educated and licensed specialists in Orthodontics, Periodontics and Implant Dentistry who with ...
8. You Need To Get A Yellow Fever Vaccination ...
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - As usual, any time the Panamanian government changes the rules there's a significant degree of misunderstanding, miscommunication, and generally a degree of chaos reigns for awhile until everyone settles down into the new reality. The way the Panamanian Ministry of Health (MINSA) went about ...
9. The Grupo Dental de Galerias Balboa
The Grupo Dental de Galerias Balboa is located in the Marbella area of Panama City on Balboa Avenue. We are a group dental practice dedicated to providing the very best dental care we can to our family of patients. The goal of each dentist and dental staff member is to ...
10. Follow the Money, Honey - The Cheap Way ...
An exceptional professional analyst taught me the best way to analyze a complex issue is to break it down to its individual component parts and examine each element one at a time. While you're breaking things down you have to classify them, depending on the level of clarity you have ...
11. Immunizations for Travel to Panama
It's a common "first concern" for people who live in the US and are thinking about coming to Panama to either visit or live -- "What shots do I need?" The short answer is, quite a few if you plan on going into some of the more remote areas, or ...
12. FAQ: "Can I Get Pain Medications In Panama?"
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13. Vallarino Dental Clinic in Panama City
Clinica Dental Vallarino is a multidisciplinary dental team created with the main purpose of combining our knowledge of the fisiology of the oral cavity, beauty and aesthetics, the newest technological improvements and the best materials in the dental industry, and including an individualized, humanized and gentle service, making your visit ...
14. You're going to need health insurance...
If you're planning on moving to Panama and living here for some time, sooner or later you're going to have a need to use the local healthcare facilities. In order to ensure your access to the best facilities available, you're going to be needing health insurance.
15. Ground Breaking for New San Fernando Health Clinic ...
Residents near Panama's Pacific beaches will soon be closer to primary health care. The Clinica Hospital San Fernando held a groundbreaking ceremony on Saturday, 14 July 2007, for their new 750 square meter Clinica San Fernando Coronado. The clinic will be located on the main road leading into Coronado, right ...
16. Healthcare Alliance - Benefits For Retired Veterans and ...
The goal of Healthcare Alliance is to provide the highest possible level of quality service to our military retirees, their family members, and disabled veterans who live and work in the Republic of Panama. We offer the community of retirees and veterans of the United States Armed Forces simplified access ...
17. Punta Pacifica Hospital Opens in Panama City
The Punta Pacifica Hospital in Panama City, which had its official opening last week, could serve as an alternative to Miami’s hospitals for Cayman Islands residents seeking specialised medical treatment. During the recent Cayman Panama International Trade Mission, Punta Pacifica was toured by a Cayman Islands delegation that included Health ...
18. Worldwide Medical Assurance Ltd. - We've Got You ...
Availability of affordable health insurance coverage is one of the advantages living in Panama offers its citizenery. Because of the existence in the country of a number of successful local insurance companies, and a few very strong international competitors, there is a great variety of insurance plans from which to ...
19. Yellow Fever Vaccination - It's A Real Requirement
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - It now begins to appear that in fact Panama will required Yellow Fever vaccinations for anyone entering the country. Of course there are exceptions for the very young or for those who the shot is not recommended for medical reasons, but those people are ...
20. Moderate Kidney Damage Will Heal Over Time
According to the CSS, their laboratory produced some 100,000 bottles of contaminated medicines starting in May of 2006. To date there have been 70 confirmed cases, of which 40 are hospitalized, 26 have died, and four have been released. Diethelyne glycol intoxication produces a state in which the body is ...
21. Dr. Oscar Bulgim
If you're going to be living in Panama, there's a good chance that sooner or later you're going to need the services of a good gastrointerologist. Dr. Oscar Bulgim has been my "gut doctor" for more than 10 years. So, if you eat something that makes you sick, Oscar will ...
22. Information about Blood Donation
The Red Cross has an online presentation (http://www.redcross.org/donate/give/) you can view that answers the basic questions about donating blood. Also, on the same site, there are these donation guidelines (http://www.redcross.org/services/biomed/0,1082,0_557_,00.html) that are used to screen donors to see if you are eligible to donate. Down below, there are answers to ...
23. Diethylene Glycol Contamination Confirmed - Public Health care ...
Last last evening Panama's Health Minister Dr. Camilo Alleyne held another joint press conference with representatives from the Social Security health system and the Pan-American Health Organization. In that press conference officials confirmed that investigators have found diethylene glycol in four medicines (to oral syrups and two skin creams) that ...
24. MedServ Panama S.A. - Medical Billing Services
No matter where you live, dealing with medical insurance can be confusing and frustrating. This is even more true for the English speaking expatriate community in Panama who often bring a mixed bag of health and medical insurance coverages with them from the United States, Canada, or Europe when the ...
25. Driftaway - Panama's First Flotation Center
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - I received an invitation from Mike Buchan, the owner of the new Driftaway Flotation Center in Panama City, to experience their sensory deprivation tanks. While in the military I had spent a considerable amount of time in California (a.k.a. the "Left" Coast), and back ...
26. CALASA - Hearing Aids and Hearing Loss Specialists
Lic. Leyda Diaz de Rodriguez is the proprietor of CALASA in the Royal Center in Panama City. Calasa is the Spanish acronym for the Hearing, Language, and Learning Clinic, S.A. Lic. Rodriquez is a clinical audiologist, and has been working with hearing aids and hearing loss for more than 31 ...
27. Want Tricare Coverage in Panama? Then be nice...
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - Sometimes dealing with Tricare can be extremely frustrating. As a military retiree, my family and I are covered by Tricare - the military benefit which covers our healthcare. And it should be pointed out Tricare is a true benefit and not a form of ...
28. Costa Rica shuts stem cell clinic
By Leslie Josephs (Reuters) - Costa Rica has ordered the country's largest stem cell clinic to stop offering treatment, saying there is no proof that it is effective, the country's health minister said on Wednesday. About 400 patients, mostly foreigners from the United States, have been treated at the Institute ...
29. Alert - Fatal Illness Outbreak in Panama City
Editor's Comment: This is an alert and should not cause a panic. I am providing all of the information that I have available at this moment which is quite possibly incorrect or incomplete. The details of this situation will develop and clarify over time. Please do not over react to ...
30. How's the Ole' Ticker?
To get to the heart of the matter, if your ticker stops ticking, you're just about hosed. While there are lot's of great cardiologists in Panama City, one has floated to the top of the stack as the best choice. Allow me to introduce Dr. Jorge Motta (nod and smile, ...
Current Tides for BalboaClick Here for a very nice real-time visual representation of the current tides at Balboa, near the Pacific entrance to the Panama Canal. The small "cross" marks the current tide level.
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