Saturday, July 20, 2013
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
We have experienced using the medical/dental system in Costa Rica and found it to be a wonderful experience. Our doctor is English speaking and has trained in the US. His office is modern with modern equipment. We have had physicals complete with ekg and all blood work. No appointment...no waiting...results back the next day.
We have been to his office when he is busier and have had to wait a bit, but significantly less than here at home.
His office also has two hospital beds. Emergency equipment, defibrillator. Etc.
This last trip we also made a visit to the dentist. Modern equipment, procedures and supplies. The costs are significantly lower than at home. For example large molar $50.00.
Here at home we have an ego centric view of many things. We think our things are the best and most modern because we are here. The fact is many places in the world are modern and modern techniques. We just need to be open to new ideas and experiences.
If your interested in medical tourism and its not an emergency I would suggest a trip prior so you can become familiar and comfortable. On my next trip I intend to start the process for dental implants. For being a sissy in the dental chair, I'm quite comfortable with my dentist in CR and I'm excited to go back and get started. I believe that will be in January...I'll keep you posted.
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Don't wait till you get to the airport to pay your departure tax. Take your passport to the BCR bank and you can pay the tax in a few minutes. You can purchase anytime at your leisure. This will save you lines and time at the airport when you are checking in for your flight home.