For the first time in very long time, I got sick! I won’t nauseate you with the gory details of my gastric distress. It wasn’t pretty, but it sure was painful!
I made a “911” call to Pamela Thompson who got me an immediate appointment with Dr. Matilla. Upon arriving at his office, the good doctor took one look at me and said, “I want you to have an endoscopy right away.” He took out his cell phone and called down the street to the imaging center (DIV) and asked if they could take me right away. They did!
Fifteen minutes later, I was unconscious with a hose down my throat. The hose included a TV camera and some sort of grappling device to capture samples for biopsy. Again, not to upset you with a graphic description of the process, the procedure was totally painless and easy.
An hour and change later, I was back in Dr. Matilla’s office with a DVD of my endoscopy and a written report from the gastroenterologist who performed the procedure. Dr. Matilla wrote out two prescriptions for me and sent me home.
Two days later, we got the lab report from the biopsies taken during the endoscopy. The results confirmed the Dr. Matilla’s and the gastroenterologist’s diagnosis, which was a huge relief! Within a week or so, the medications worked their magic and life was worth living again!
Until you are forced to rely on Puerto Vallarta’s health care professionals, you don’t know how good they are. Now when I tell you that we have excellent health care in Vallarta, you’ll know that I’m speaking from personal experience.
Like many of us, I am on Medicare, but Medicare like Canadian Provincial care, is useless in Vallarta.* So, I filed a claim with PATRIOT. I sent the receipts I got from the doctor’s office, endoscopy clinic and pharmacy off to PATRIOT and was reimbursed 100% after my deductible!
Now when I tell you that PATRIOT Travel Medical Insurance works in Vallarta, you’ll know that I’m speaking from personal experience, too!
PATRIOT worked for me; it will work for you, too!
* Full Disclosure: There are exceptions to the general rule that Medicare and Canadian Provincial Care are useless here. The exceptions for both are very, very rare and did not apply to my scenario.
Discovering that their health insurance doesn’t’ protect them here is one of the ugliest surprises too many people discover about life in paradise! And it is so unnecessary.
The first thing you do when you rent a car is insure it to protect yourself against the risk of financial ruin. The fear of a fender-bender in a foreign country – where the law is not on your side – raises chills on the bravest among us!
Traveling (or living), internationally raises other risks that are every bit as financially ruinous as a car accident! If you are injured or become ill and hope that the health insurance that covered you back home will protect you in Mexico, you could be in for a very rude awakening!
The good news is that everyone is eligible for affordable international health insurance and worldwide emergency medical evacuation services. Even better news: You can be covered in less than 24 hours no matter your age or any preexisting condition you may have!
For a confidential, no-cost/no-obligation written quotation and detailed “plain English” explanation of the protection, visit www.PV-Health.com or email: MikeAltman@PV-health.com.
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