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    Just got word of cancer diagnosis in the family. Going to US is not an option. Need advice...where is the best, most affordable facility in the DR? Papa is from the North Coast, so Santiago is closest but... would not rule out SD. No insurance. Solely out of pocket. Is this even possible? Really upside down today...

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    oncoserve, next door to clinica union in santiago.
    Oncoserv - Centro Oncológico del Norte, Bienvenidos
    this is providing you have money to spend. otherwise a public hospital is the only option. a friend of the family has recently finished his treatment for throat cancer and the total came to about half a million pesos (his insurance paid up most).

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    Hospital Oncologico in Santo Domingo is very good Hospital and more if you dont have Health Insurance, the mother of my cousin was treat there 7 years ago and she is cancer survivor, but one thing you need to know, that is important to have a very healthy diet to have sucess with cancer treament. For Santiago must be some hospital similar to Oncologico in Santo Domingo. I will ask a friend of mine that is a doctor.

    Oncoserv is private center, so if you dont have money you dont get service there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by caribeman View Post
    Just got word of cancer diagnosis in the family. Going to US is not an option. Need advice...where is the best, most affordable facility in the DR? Papa is from the North Coast, so Santiago is closest but... would not rule out SD. No insurance. Solely out of pocket. Is this even possible? Really upside down today...
    Sorry.

    Is the patient a Dominican that would qualify for the National Insurance?

    If so (or not) then start asking questions at any Gov. Hospital. The one in POP, Ricardo Limarno, is on the South side of the main road where Gregorio de Lora/Avenida Jose' Eugenio Kounhardt intersect.

    Good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ringo View Post
    Sorry.

    Is the patient a Dominican that would qualify for the National Insurance?

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    He is a Dominican gentleman, 75yo. I expect he would have national insurance... but I would be the only source of much assistance to the family. I will do all I can, but that unfortunately is not much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riva_31 View Post
    Hospital Oncologico in Santo Domingo is very good Hospital and more if you dont have Health Insurance,.
    Thank you, just national insurance and some limited out of pocket money.
    Last edited by caribeman; 09-12-2013 at 02:36 PM. Reason: spelling error

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    Quote Originally Posted by caribeman View Post
    Thank you, just national insurance and some limited out of pocked money.
    If he has SENASA my recomendations is to go there Oncologico in Santo Domingo, or a Similar one in Santiago aread.

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    Even if they accept local insurance, there could be a big bill. The father of Dominican I know had open heart surgery very recently. Insurance paid a lot, but family still must pay about US$11,000

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    oncoserve also accepts senasa, click on the link to see what other insurances they take. however, seeing the man is 75 the insurance may not be so enthusiastic to authorize a variety of treatments. i suggest a consult with a corresponding specialist to discuss what options are there and whether there are any alternatives. say, the doctor says chemo would be the best but insurance does not cover it, could it be possible to do a longer radiotherapy instead since that's what insurance covers, and so on.

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    In Santiago there is the Cabral y Baez Hospital and there is the Instituto de Cancer on Pedro Francisco Bono on the side of the Cabral y Baez...

    I am so sorry..

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