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HEALTH CARE REFERRAL LIST : Updated 1- Sept 2014

These practitioners have been recommended to me, but I am not guaranteeing satisfaction. Email MHLynah@gmail.com to give feedback, suggestions for inclusions or deletions.

I have added a few resources to the list from personal experience. they are in BOLD Italics

Blood Donors and Blood Needs
Andrea Moss 6665-5398

Charlotte Lintz 6693-5005

HEALTH CARE REFERRAL LIST 09/14

These practitioners have been recommended to me, but I am not guaranteeing satisfaction. Email MHLynah@gmail.com to give feedback, suggestions for inclusions or deletions. To add someone to the list, I need name, location, and phone number.

Call Alto al Crimen at 6477-6662, for help in getting an ambulance or other assistance in English.

BOQUETE CLINICS

Dr. Chen, Boquete, 6676-7132 General practice. Will make house calls and has off hours bell to his residence. Office across the street from Melo. He practices at the Caja de Seguro Social until 3 PM daily, then in his office. Usually no waiting, speaks very good English. Also has a very good, young doctor in practice with him now, Dr. Ruiz, but his partners change from time to time.

Dra. Sue King Loo Chung and Dr. Alfonso Mou, 720-2434 . Her cell is 6949-5998, and she speaks English. Boquete, General practice. Clinica Alta, next to La Reyna on the main street. 8:30 – 12 and 1 – 5:30.

Clinica Valle Boquete, Caja de Seguro Social, no phone. General practice. Across behind fire station. 7 AM – 7 PM or maybe 9 PM. Several doctors here at various times, some of whom speak English. Dr Yanko Guillen, especially recommended , M-Tu mornings, Th-F aft and eves. Appts are $7.50, $6 jubilado.

Ministry of Health Clinic, Mon – Fri , 7 am – 7 pm, next to Romero.

Dra. Boya, family medicine, office in clinic across from Mike’s Global Grill. 6728-3098.

Dra. Digna Virginia Diaz, Specialist internal medicine and aesthetic medicine. In the same clinic as Dra Boya, but separate practices. Patients by appointment only – cellphone: 6615-6740. For appointment, call between 12pm – 7pm, all days. Home visits are available. Perfect English spoken. Available days in Boquete: Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays after 1pm. Office in the clinic across from Mike’s Global Grill.

PRIVATE HOSPITALS

Hospital Chiriqui, David 774-0128

Centro Medico Mae Lewis, David 775-4616, small hospital, 10 rooms.

PUBLIC HOSPITALS: (for Panamanians or auto accidents if they don’t know where to take you)

Regional Hospital (also called the Social Security Hospital ) adults: 775-2162

Hospital Jose Domingo de Obaldia, for obstetrics and children: 775-4222

PHYSICIANS BY SPECIALTY

ALLERGY AND INTERNAL MEDICINE: Dr. Manuel Espinoza Goldman , Hospital Chiriqui, 774-0128 X2245 .

ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE, GYNECOLOGY, THERMOGRAMS: Dr. Maximo Pinzon, Panama City, 263-7910, cell 6672-1901.

CARDIOLOGY: Dr. Alexander Adames, Chiriqui Hospital, 777-8016. 6674-1477. Need appt. Also has privileges at Punta Pacifica Hospital in Panama City.

Dr Norberto Javier Calzada, Cardiologos assoc Panama City, ncalzada@psi.net.pa, 204-8395, 269-0566 (Personally recommended)

Dr. Domingo Correa, Hospital Chiriqui, 774-0128 X 2024

Dr. Franklin Anguizola, Mae Lewis, 774-2453 (Personally recommended)

CARDIOVASCULAR, ENDOVASCULAR, AND THORACIC SURGERY

Dr. Jorge Che, Hospital Chiriqui Consultorios #309, Angiograms and Vascular surgery for arteries, veins and lymph. Speaks English.774-0128 X3226, cell 6429-1243. emailjorgeche1971@hotmail.com.

CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY (CONT)

Dr. Pedro Escheverria, cardiovascular and endovascular surgery,Hospital Punta Pacific and Clinica Hospital San Fernando,204-8538 office, cell 6670-3335, emailpedroemd@gmail.com.

Dr. Chi Shing Man Wan, Hospital Chiriqui, Clinic CINAM 774-1435. Speaks English

DENTISTS:

Dra. Monica Sanjur, Boquete, 720-1152, cell 6748-0006

Dra Luz Barria-Cruz, Boquete, next to Machu Picchu restaurant, 720-1735 or 6643-5490.

Dr. Guillermo Arosema, David, 775-1301, implants, root canals, crowns

Dra Magalys Luz, David, 777-4887, 6611-1939, across from Revilla Farmacia about 100 yards past Rodelag.

Dr. Franklin Halphen, David, 775-3344, cell 6673-3563, root canals, periodontics, crowns, etc. Good English.

Dr Juan Carlos Ortiz, Endodontist in David, recommended by personal experience.http://www.odontoadvance.com 7307169, clinica@odontoadvance.com

Dr Jeffery Joyner, in Boquete across from the Catholic Church. drjoyner@hotmail.com, 6090-0129 Perfect English

Dr Alfredo Spiegel, David, 775-2683, cell 6614-9087.

Dr Karina Granada, David, 6675-9025, near Tambu (Tamurelli) Restaurant

Dr. Vanessa Lambiz 6676-5704

Dr. Charly Garcia, Avenida Balboa, Panama City. 264-4380

DERMATOLOGY: Dra Deyla Rodriguez de Vergara, Chiriqui Hospital #111, 774-0124 X3056. Can freeze age spots. Skin, hair, nails, facial enhancement 6266-8899. Some English.

Dr Armando Mocci , Panama City, dermaclinica@psi.net.pa 269-5222 (Personally recommended)

Dra Karen Zapata Montenegro, Hospital Chiriqui 774-0128, X3225,karenzapata@clinicaflordepiel.com (Personally recommended)

Dr, Hipolito Gonzales, Panama City, Patilla Hospital, 269-5222, 263-7977 central lines to the hospital. Ask for his clinic.

EAR NOSE AND THROAT

Dr. Alvaro Candanedo, Hospital Chiriqui, 777-8011, 774-0128 X2024. Walk in starting at 3:00PM

Dr Carlos A Beitia , Centro Medico Paitilla, Panama City, 6614-6448
e-mail: cabeitia@hotmail.com, 269-3387,206-2458
264-5155/811 (Beeper)

ENDOCRINOLOGY AND INTERNAL MEDICINE: Dr. Alvaro Panchon Burgos, Mae Lewis, 775-4176, cell 6615-2440 or 6714-7784.

Dr Enrique Mendoza office: Clinica Hospital San Fernando, Via Espagna, Panama City, Phone 308-6300 (central number) Speaks English and French

GASTROENTEROLOGY: Dr. Carlos Abadia, Chiriqui Hospital, 774-0128 X3056 or 3085, cell 6616-8406, specializes in Colon/procto problems.

Dr. Enrique Fernandez, Mae Lewis Hospital, Asillo verde #10, Mon – Fri- 3:30 pm to 6 PM, in order of arrival, Speaks some English, 775-5566, 775=4616

Dra. Velkys Betia, Mae Lewis Hospital, 775-4616, cell 6690-2236. Also liver specialist. Make sure she understands that she has to handle the insurance forms.

Dr. Jose Mendez, Consultorios Medicos Patilla, Pimer Piso, No 118, Panama City.263-7977, 269-5222, direct 206-2594***

GENERAL MEDICINE: Dr. Rimsky Sucre at Clinica Einstein, Panama City, 264-7110, Via Argentina, El Edificio Einstein #57

GERONTOLOGIST: Dra. Luz Vizuette, Chiriqui and Mae Lewis Hospitals, 775-4616

See also Dr. Tobon, Internist.

HEMATOLOGIST: Dr Carlos Montero, Chiriqui Hospital, 774-0128 X2245.

Dr. Luis Harris Zamora, Mae Lewis Hospital, hematology and internal medicine, after 3:30 pm in order of arrival, Mon,Wed, Fri only. 775-4616, cell 6674-2499.

INFECTIOUS DISEASE AND GENERAL PRACTICE:

Dr Cesar de Garcia, 775-6666, Hospital Cooperativo in David.

Dr. Nestor Sosa, infectious disease expert and director of Hospital Gorgas in Panama City.

INTERNAL MEDICINE: Dr. Diaz 6615-6740, across from Mike’s Global Grill in Boquete.

Dr. Alcibiades Arosemena, Internal Medicine and Respiratory Disease. Hospital Chiriqui, 2nd floor, Consultorio #4, 774-0128 X3126, cell 6124-2035

Dr. Llerana, Mae Lewis Hospital, 775-4616.

Dr. Julio Osorio, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Intensive Care, Chiriqui Hospital, Clinic CINAM 774-1435, cell 6693-4642

Dra. Ligia Gonzales, Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, Mae Lewis Hospital, 775-4616 X315, cell 774-5515. She can certify you to get a driver’s license at the age of 70.

GYNECOLOGY AND OBSTETRICS:

Dra Rubis Perez, Hospital Chiriqui, 777-8076, cell 6614-8332, laparoscopy, very good English, ****

Dra. Yosiy Montes, 774-0128. Some English, Hospital Chiriqui in the tower.

Dra. Ida Sam Rojas, Hospital Chiriqui, 774-0128 X3085, 6561-1022. Spanish only but has English speaking assistant.

Dr. Ariel Guerra, Hospital Chiriqui, 774-0128 X 3062

Dr Tomas Arias, Hospital Chiriqui, 777-8024

NEPHROLOGY: Dr. Marion Giron, Hospital Chiriqui, office hours from 3PM, 774-0128. He speaks English, but the receptionist does not. Also certified in internal medicine, but practice is nephrology.

NEUROLOGY

Dr. Eimir Perez, Hospital Chiriqui and Panama City, 774-0128, cell 6619-4223. Neurosurgeon.

Dr. Valderrama A, Hospital Chiriqui, 774-0128 X 2200, 777-8080, cell 6450-4735.

Dra. Evelia Gomez Wong, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Neurophysiology, Clinica San Fernando Norte, Panama City, 305-6355

ONCOLOGY: Dr. Jose Fabrega, , excellent English, Hospital Paitilla Consultorios Medicos, next to Multicentro Mall 263.7977 269.5222 also 263 7977 ext 2358 or 2359

OPTHAMOLOGY: Dr. Adriano Young Leon, Hospital Mae Lewis, 777-2324 or 775-4616, specializes in cataract surgery. Comes to David twice a month.

Dr Augosto Arosemena, Patilla Hospital, PC, office 206-2424, speaks English

Dr. Marino Rivera, 774-6600, Spanish only.

Dr. Miguel Wong, 229-2967, 6729-7060, comes to David on weekends.

Dra. Sonia Gordon, Mae Lewis, 777-4171, 775-4616 X 319 or 317.

Dra. Mitzi Arias, Hospital Chiriqui, 774-0128.

Dr. Roberto Vasquez (Ophthalmology)

Consultorios Medicos Paitilla 6th Floor

Panama City

206-2569 (Direct)

269-5222 (Central)

Dra. Ana Victoria Paz, Retinal Specialist, Consultarios San Fernando, PC,. 6618-4337 cell, 264-5155 office, 261-9440 fax

Dr. Edith Lopez, Hospital Punta Pacifica, Panama City, Retinal Specialist, 204-8434, cell 6612-2453. She speaks English, staff not so much. Has retinal CT scan.

Clinica Yee, a family of opthalmogists who specialize in surgery, retinology, cataracts, 230-0005, Panama City

Dr. Ruben Orillac, Opthamologist in Panama City. His partner is Dr. Ernesto Calvo. Clinica De Ojos Orillac-Calvo, Balboa Plaza 201-202, phone #269-7475; 269-7476;269-7477

Dr. Miguel A. Molina, eye surgeon in Chiriqui Hospital. 6670-2121 774-0128 drmiguelmolinavega@gmail.com

Dr. Juan Petrocelli, Chiriqui Hospital, Tower 3, Office 4, speaks English, Appts 6876-5556, 6568-3335.

ORTHOPEDICS AND TRAUMA.

Dr Eric Tortosa, Chiriqui Hospital, etortosa@yahoo.com, 6612-6484. Good English.

Dr. Arkel Gonzales, Ortho and trauma, specialist in feet and ankles. Hospital Chiriqui, 774-0128, direct line to office774-4500. Also at Patilla Hospital Consultorios Medicos, in PC. Speaks English.

Dr. Donaldo Baez. Speaks some English. Trauma, orthopedics, arthroscopy, joint replacement, knee surgery. Hosp. Chiriqui 777-8085 or 774-0128, Centro Medico Mae Lewis 774-4600 Cell: 6618-7534,dabaez@hotmail.com

Dr. Victor Rivera Man, Consultorio #6, Chiriqui Hospital, 777-8037, 6619-7497, personal cell 6618-4010. Excellent English.

Dr. Martin Solis Giron, alternatives to surgery, Hospital Chiriqui, 774-0128 X 3125

Dr. Heraclio Barria, Hospital Chiriqui, office across the side street from Chiriqui Hospital, 774-0128 X2110, cell 6671-4444. Also practices at Paitilla Hospital in Panama City 269-5222. Good English

Dr Jose Moreno , specializes in feet and ankles. Swiss trained, excellent English. 204-8587 Punta Pacifica Hospital in Panama City

Dr. Pretto, shoulder specialist, alternatives to surgery, 6616-7042, Chiriqui Hospital

PALLIATIVE CARE: Dr. Luz Vizuette de Clark. Specializes in geriatric care and can prescribe narcotic pain relievers 6612-4293, Mae Lewis Hospital. Speaks excellent English.

PHYSICAL THERAPY: Rene Estribi 6983-3914 Social Security Clinic in Boquete and private practice. rene.estribi@gmail.com.

Johana Pitti, House calls in Boquete, teaches Physical Therapy and works for MINSA.johapitti@hotmail.com 6469 6434 (Personally recommended)

Jennifer Jimenez, in call in afternoons, speaks English, 720-3174, 6939-9247. email:Chiriquivalleypt@gmail.com.

PLASTIC, ESTHETIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY: Dr. Roberto Tribaldos, Patilla Hospital in Panama City, phone 206-2594, cell 6613-4410. Also practices in David at Chiriqui by special arrangement.

Dr. Luis Crespo, Punta Pacifica Hospital, 1st floor, Room # 163, excellent English, does reconstructive surgery, breast surgery, highly recommended. 204-8481 or 204 8552

PSYCHIATRY: Dr. Vejarano, Hospital Chiriqui, 774-0218.

Dr. Ramon de Aguilar Alvarado, Mae Lewis, 775-4616 X 316, cell 6674-6141.

Dr. Waldemar Oliveros, Hospital Chiriqui, 774-0128 X3224, 775-5155

PULMONOLOGY (LUNG) Dra. Xiomara Nunez, 774-2453

Dr. Rafael Rodriguez, Chiriqui, 774-0128, respiratory and internal medicine.

RADIOLOGY: Dr. Jamie Bravo, Sonogram and X ray.

RHEUMATOLOGY: Dr. Generoso Guerra, Calle 53 in Panama City 340-9977 or 9978, 263-3283 fax X2000,2003, 263-3464

SPEECH THERAPY: Betty Landis, 6540-7016

SURGERY: Dr Samuel Cattan, surgery and internal medicine, 775-4616, Mae Lewis Hospital.

Dra. Jossary Prieto, general surgery, Chiriqui Hospital 6151-7808

Dr. Erick Miranda Rivera, 775-4616 X257, surgery and coloproctology

UROLOGY: Dr. Arias, Hospital Chiriqui, 774-0128 X2035

Dr. Marta Sanchez, 777-2588. Speaks English. Chiriqui Hospital. 777-2588 or 774-0128 X3134

Dr. Enrique Aleman , Medicos Paitilla 3rd Floor, Panama City 263-2795, 206-2477 (appointments

HELPFUL PEOPLE:

INTERPRETER: Lola Braxton, David, $8 per hour, good medical translation skills, 6607-9423

CHIRIQUI HOSPITAL: Maribel Malbonado, Administration Finance, 774-0128 or 6679-0059

MAE LEWIS HOSPITAL: Elsa Herrera, Patient Assistant, 775-4616. She speaks English.

PUNTA PACIFICA HOSPITAL: The contact person at Hospital Punta Pacifica now is Brenda Warner de Gibbs. Her direct phone line is 204-8246, e-mail bwarner@hpp.com.pa. She speaks English well and is very helpful.

For the residents and visitors of Boquete Panama.RT

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