News, October Clinics and Speakers Schedule for HealthCare Resources Puerto Vallarta
Pam Thompson-Webb - HealthCare Resources

September 29, 2017

This is going to be a long one! We have many activities as we roll into the fall/winter season!

Where in the world did the summer go? October is also Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Clinics/Speakers Programs

All of our clinics and speakers programs require an appointment/RSVP. Please send an email for whatever clinic or program that you would like to attend to

PLUS Membership

What is the PLUS membership? You can see the details at HealthCare Resources PV. Click on the PLUS page.

It is so very important to know that one does NOT need to be a PLUS member to receive our services. Sure, there are a few perks as a member as you can see but absolutely not a requirement! Email if you have questions!

Clinics Schedule:

Ear Clinic
October 11, 2017
October 20, 2017
425 pesos – PLUS members pay 375 pesos
These clinics are performed by an ENT who will check inside your ears and clean if necessary. Note: This is NOT a hearing test! We do have a wonderful audiologist if you need a hearing test!

Foot Clinic
October 11, 2017
300 pesos – PLUS members pay 250 pesos
Have a complete evaluation of your feet and toes by our foot specialist. Check for fungus, corns, and bunions – the works! Our feet take a beating on the cobblestones here. ***BONUS*** All participants in the Foot Clinic have the opportunity to have a wonderful Medical Pedicure the day of the clinic at the cost of 100 pesos! (Regular price: 300 pesos)

Mammogram Clinic
October 12, 2017
October 19, 2017
October 26, 2017
1,750 pesos – PLUS members pay 1,650 pesos
Includes a digital mammogram using low-radiation technique, breast ultrasound (if deemed necessary), manual exam and a complete review and explanation of your films. These are performed by a breast specialist and an oncologist.

Vascular Clinic
October 13, 2017
400 pesos – PLUS members pay 350 pesos
Our Vascular specialist will evaluate your blood flow, varicose veins, and your risk factors for vascular disease.

Skin Clinic
October 13, 2017
October 20, 2017
350 pesos – PLUS members pay 300 pesos
This is a skin cancer screening check by an oncologist (not by a dermatologist). He checks from your scalp all the way to the bottoms of your feet.

Thyroid Clinic
October 24, 2017
450 pesos – PLUS members pay 400 pesos
Includes consult/interview with our endocrinologist. We highly recommend a thyroid profile (lab study) prior to the appointment. We offer this at a discounted price.

Cardiac Clinic
October 25, 2017
Price: 650 pesos - PLUS members pay 600 pesos
Includes consult/interview with a cardiologist, EKG, Blood Pressure check. We recommend that prior to your appointment, you have a cholesterol profile and we are offering this at a discounted price. (This is an amazing savings – outside of our clinic, the price for this is 1,200 pesos).

Eye Clinic
October 27, 2017
October 30, 2017
425 pesos – PLUS members pay 400 pesos
Vision exam, pressure test for glaucoma, exam and evaluation by an ophthalmologist.

Women’s Clinic
October 30, 2017
Option #1:
775 pesos – PLUS members pay 690 pesos
Includes consult, Pap smear, pelvic exam by a female GYN.
Option #2:
1,000 pesos – PLUS members pay 900 pesos
Includes consult, Pap smear, pelvic exam and trans-vaginal ultrasound by a female GYN.

End of Life Decisions in Banderas Bay

Each year we do this panel/presentation. It is not the most “pleasant” topic but it is a very important one. We have a panel that includes the US and Canadian Consular Agents, an attorney, an Emergency physician, a cardiologist, an ICU specialist and a funeral home director. We cover every single aspect of death and dying in the area from wills, to funeral costs and everything in between. Space is limited and an RSVP is mandatory. To reserve and receive location information please send an email to
Date: October 18, 2017
Time: 9:30 am

Speakers Programs

RSVP is required as space is limited. These are no charge events.

Monday October 9, 2017
Breakfast with a Psychiatrist
Time: 9:00 am
Location: Hospital San Javier Marina
Join us for a casual chat with our psychiatrist, Dra. Adi Dominguez. Ask her questions about specific medications, availability, Alzheimer’s testing (her specialty), therapy. Dra. Adi is completely bi-lingual – and lovely!

Monday October 16, 2017
Everything You Need to Know About Insurance
Time: 9:30 am
Location: Hospital San Javier Marina
I will cover every aspect of insurance and how it works in the area including the
public and private sector. I do not sell insurance and there will be no insurance representatives at this presentation. Just straight-forward and factual information.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Medical Pedicure Demonstration
Time: 10:00 am
Location: CMQ Hospital on Basillo Badillo – First floor
Our foot specialist, Paty Villanueva and her stellar staff who do medical pedicures will be doing a free demonstration on how they do their pedicures. Believe me, once you have one of these you will never go anywhere else! Sterile like you can’t believe! I encourage you to attend! You just might be one of the chosen who receive one!

Monday, October 23, 2017
Breakfast with an Anesthesiologist/Pain Control Specialist
Time: 9:00 am
Location: Hospital San Javier Marina
Join us for a casual chat with our anesthesiologist and pain control specialist, Dr. Felipe Martinez. You can ask him questions on anything you want – from what he uses and does during anesthesia to his recommendations for pain control. Dr. Felipe uses some of the most state of the art equipment in his practice and here is your chance to ask him about it!

Monday, October 30, 2017
Mixing Meds!
Time: 9:30 am
Location: Vallarta Medical Center
"Mixing Meds" - Dr. Fernando Marquez, Emergency Room Physician. Many people do not know that taking Medication 'A' at the same time as Medication 'B' can have terrible consequences. Or, certain foods cancel out the benefits of a particular medication. What happens when medications are taken and then, one drinks a couple of cocktails? What are the consequences of selfmedicating? We will cover all aspects of mixing medications.

Other Things

We have ongoing: Colonoscopy, Endoscopy, Men’s and Women’s Check-ups (special discounted price right now). And of course, we are more than happy to schedule appointments, lab studies, and diagnostic studies, refer for home care – basically everything that has to do with healthcare in the area.


We are assisting with earthquake victims in Morelos, Chiapas and Oaxaca via a reputable and confident connection. Does this mean there are not numerous other reputable charities working diligently to assist? Absolutely not! And we salute them all! If you would like information on what we are doing, please send me an email. And let’s never forget those folks here in “our own backyard” that need our assistance. If you would like our Wish list, please send me an email!

This and That

As we head into the “high season” I often am in need of English speaking “volunteers” to assist an inpatient or a family member of an inpatient, whether it might a brief chat or visit or to take someone to the bank – duties vary. If you are interested/available from time to time, I am putting together the list. Let me know and I will send further details. Thank you!

We are more than happy to do a presentation to your group/condo association on general healthcare information for the area. There is never a charge for this. My calendar is beginning to fill so if you are interested in scheduling, please let me know and we and we can discuss dates and details!

I have decided to not do Medical Matters (our yearly gigantic conference held every February at the Hotel Marriott) this year (2018). This is for numerous reasons (but not due to my retirement, health or any of the other gossip I have heard!). I just decided to take this year’s event off the calendar for one year, rethink, re-vamp and then do it once again in 2019! I will however, be having many November is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month so watch for numerous events with that focus including a large “fair” on November 11 with games, food, a band and a whole lot of fun, focused on Prostate Cancer! Lots of details on that out soon.

Please!  If you have ideas for programs, speaker’s ideas I urge you to send them to me!

So much to do! You can follow our posts on Facebook.

Feel free to send on any questions, comments, suggestions!

Here is to a stellar fall and winter season. Find your passion and volunteer, participate but most of all, enjoy what you do! Again, we have so many things planned it is a tad overwhelming but it is all very exciting!

Pamela Thompson
HealthCare Resources

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