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October 2022 Puerto Vallarta Health News and Clinics

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico – As the founder of HealthCare Resources Puerto Vallarta, a local healthcare resource network, Pamela Thompson is committed to providing locals and visitors with the most up-to-date health information and services. Here’s her October newsletter, which covers all the latest health news and clinics.

It has been such a long time since I have had a full calendar of clinics and events. We seem to look at time now as pre-covid and post-covid. It has been since pre-covid for a calendar, clinics, actually any activities. Happy to be back into the swing of things!

The calendar for October is really full between our new clinics, regular clinics and events for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. I hope you will read through everything carefully. Then, email pamela(at)healthcareresourcespv.com your requests, your comments and questions. The clinics fill quickly! But if you miss one because of this, we will be doing them each month. These are screening clinics, which means they are not to take the place of something urgent.

Every Friday in October, you can go to either Sanmare (across the street from Hospital Joya Marina, next door to Chedraui) or Medical Care by Hospital Joya (on V. Carranza, downstairs from The Lofts) between 9 am and 12 noon and have your blood pressure and glucose checked, no charge. Keeping track for several checks you will most likely know if you need to follow up with a physician.

October 4, 2022 and October 18, 2022: Do you know your blood type? These two days you can find out for only 139 pesos. Special order required, so please send me an email and include your date of birth. Locations: Clinic Sanmare or Medical Care by Hospital Joya 9 am until 2 pm.


Women’s Check
October 6, 2022 and October 26, 2022, southside location.
October 10, 2022, Versalles location
Pap smear-Pelvic & consult.
Female GYN, bilingual
Price: 1,000 pesos cash or credit card (with credit card there will be a 3 percent charge).

Mammogram Clinic
October 7, October 11, October 21 and October 25, 2022
3D tomosynthesis, low pressure, low radiation. Ultrasound if deemed necessary. Physical breast exam.
For October, free bone density study.
Price: 2,300 pesos cash or credit card.

Men’s Prostate Health Clinic
October 12 and October 26, 2022
Medical Care by Hospital Joya, southside
Urologist Dr. Jonathan Robles
Price: 500 pesos cash only.
Separate, discounted price for urinalysis and PSA.

Shoulder Clinic
October 12, 2022
Clinic Sanmare
Dr. Galindo
Price: 550 pesos cash only. X-ray recommended prior. Discount provided.

Cardiac Clinic
October 13, 2022
Medical Care location, southside
Dr. Luis Santillan
EKG, physical exam.
Price: 500 pesos Discounted price for labs prior if you want to do any prior.

Free “Body Composition Measurement”
October 14, 2022 9 am to 1 pm No appointment needed – drop in!
Medical Care by Hospital Joya
Dietician/Nutritionist Diana Miramontes uses a very specialized machine that uses electrodes to check for important physiological data including body mass, fat free mass, bone mineral content and much more. This allows for better health profiling. For those that show abnormal in the testing, a discounted appointment can be made (for another day) with Diana.

Pain Clinic
October 17, 2022
Medical Care by Hospital Joya, southside
Dr. Paul Tellez, pain control specialist
Do you have a chronic pain issue? Dr. Tellez has a wide variety of options that probably, you have not tried. Price: 500 pesos cash please.

Spine Clinic
October 20, 2022
Medical Care by Hospital Joya and Clinic Sanmare
Dr. Ricardo Martinez, spine specialist
Do you have spine issues? History of sciatica, disc disease? This is an opportunity to be evaluated by Dr. Martinez at a discounted price. Previous MRI or X-ray preferred. If that is needed, discounted price.
Price: 500 pesos, cash only.

Skin Clinic
October 20 and October 27, 2022
Advance Medical Clinic
Dr. Daniel Velasco
Dr. Velasco is an oncological surgeon and has done these extra-popular skin checks from head to toe for many years. He is checking for skin cancer (not dermatology issues).
Price: 550 pesos, cash only.

NEW! Diarrhea/Parasite Clinic
October 27, 2022
Medical Care by Hospital Joya, southside location
Dr. Barrientos Clinical gastric specialist
Do you have chronic diarrhea? Do you think you have parasites? First, a stool study at a discounted price (prior) and then, consult at the clinic with the specialist to determine diagnosis and treatment.
Price: 500 pesos, cash only.

NEW! Botox and/or Fillers, Discounted Price
October 29, 2022
Medical Care by Hospital Joya, southside location
Dr. Antonio Espinoza
Have you been thinking of doing this? All individual decisions! Consult and procedure. Prices will vary depending on what is chose, but they will be discounted prices.

Ongoing Clinics
Men’s and Women’s Check-ups, Colonoscopy, Endoscopy, Consults with all kinds of specialists. Note: SOME specialists are now booked a couple of months out so if you are in need of a dermatology appointment or an endocrinologist appointment, please request NOW!

On October 5, 2022 at 9:30 am, breast specialist Dra Claudia de Moral and other experts will speak about breast health at DiagnostiK, located at Francisco Villa 1389. RSVP please.

Pink Wave Cocktail
October 7, 2022 at 6 pm
Hospital Joya Marina
Nibbles, wine, prizes as we kick off October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This is our 8th Pink Cocktail. They are wonderful! (I still am in need of raffle prizes! If you can help out, please contact me ASAP!)

Mini Pink Cocktail and Grand Opening
October 10, 2022 at 6:30 pm
Southside location
No longer Emergency Care by Hospital Joya, but now Medical Care by Hospital Joya, this stunning location is now focused on walk-in patients and specialist consults. Open 8 am to 5 pm Monday through Saturday. Please stop by on Oct 10th for Pink Lemonade, a sweet morsel and have a look at the changes we have made on the insides. We also have a wonderful, very welcoming staff!

Looking for insurance, short term or long term? Air evacuation? Need information? I do not sell insurance but I do have a LOT of information and work with a good agent! Email for info please.


We have a very long list of items needed for those less fortunate. Ongoing needs include: Baby blankets, onsies, bottles, hygiene items, school supplies, craft supplies, beans, rice, non-perishables, gently used clothing – it is an endless list! I try to find those that tend to fall through the cracks. Every single thing is appreciated. Sometimes I need a couple of kind people to visit someone who is alone and in need of a friendly face either in a local private or public hospital. If you would be interested in being on this call list, please let me know.


End of Life Re-cap
I often do a re-cap of our End of Life in Banderas Bay covering everything from cremation to the Mexican death certificate. If you would like to attend, please CONTACT ME and I can notify you when the next ones will be. Even more important if you live in the area alone.

Speakers Programs
Our weekly speakers programs will begin again in November. Do you have a particular topic you are interested in? Even if it is not necessarily health related? Would YOU like to do a presentation? CONTACT ME!

In closing – we hope that wherever you are, you are enjoying the Fall months. Please feel free to send an email with any questions or comments that you might have!

Pamela Thompson

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