The pros-and-cons of purchasing medications and health care in Mexico has turned into a major topic on this blog and also on our main People’s Guide To Mexico website. For that reason I’ll now publish medication and health related questions and answers here, so if the topic interests you, please subscribe to the Comments in order to be notified of new posts.
March 1, 2010
Carl & Lorena,
Thanks for publishing your excellent website “The People’s Guide to Mexico”. I have read through some of the pages including the ones on prescription medication and your advice for visiting a local doctor.
I live in DC and I am traveling to Cancun next week for a little R & R for 6 days with my wife. I am interested in having an evaluation of possible sciatica symptoms including an MRI and an Orthopaedic Physician Interview. I also have insomnia and am interested in a Physician appointment for a possible prescription for insomnia medication. I wondered how to go about seeking these doctor appointments with this short notice or after my arrival in Cancun and if you can recommend particular physician groups, clinics, hospitals, &/or pharmacies.
I understand Cancun is not a large metropolitan area & is mainly geared towards recreation, but I have seen on the Internet that there are certainly local clinics and probably the facilities for diagnostic radiology evaluation. One of these is called Amerimed (http://www.amerimed-hospitals.com/index.html) if you have heard of them.
My intention is to have an evaluation of my symptoms so I can learn about them before I subject myself to the whims of my local Profit-motive oriented US health insurance company. Don’t really trust them to look out for my interests vs their own as you may guess.
Sincerely, Nish Dave’
Feb 27, 2010
I came across your very informative Mexico guide web site while researching pharmacies in Mexico. I live in San Diego, and am looking for a reliable drug store in Tiajuana. I tried to call the “El Fenix” # you have listed but it seems outdated?
(I know Tijuana now has an area code of “646”). Do you happen to know of another current number for them??
thank you. tom
Carl replies: I’m afraid that Lorena and I don’t have the time, energy or resources to keep track of individual businesses in Mexico. I didn’t even know, for example, that Tijuana’s area code had changed, so you’re already ahead of me there. My usual response to questions of this sort is to hope that one this blog’s readers will chime in with updated information. And on that note I want to remind everyone: we can’t do this by ourselves — we not only appreciate contributions from our readers, we depend on them to keep current!