where do you go if you need to see a spacialist if you have a problem with blood pressure,,,,i know someone over there and there bllod presure is through the roof.They live in sosua puerta plata area..thanks Brian
But the OP asked about a "spacialist" , isn't that only available at NASA????
Sorry, couldn't resist...
Great cardiac care at Clinica Corominas. Dr. Jos? Perell? among others.
Also at Centro Medico Cibao...
It is just that they have more patients, ergo, more experience...more and most modern equipment, ergo better information = better diagnosis...
Bournigal is okay for POP or perhaps in an emergency, and patient trust is often as good as a good doctor....but for important stuff it is either here in Santiago, CEDIMAT in Santo Domingo or MIAMI!!
I do not know about Dr Taveras, but what I do know is that Clinica Bournigal usually is a big scam, especially in an emergency. Beware!
That is a strong statement and certain to cause a lot of unease in the minds of those of us who live in Sosua/Cabarete/Puerto Plata who would be relying on treatment at Bournigal in an emergency.
I think you need to explain.
By scam are you speaking about the charges, the quality of emergency care, or both?
If not Bournigal in an emergency, where. Santiago has better medical services but too far to go for immediate care in case of an emergency.
I had friends that both had bad quality ofcare and got overcharged. Maybe they were unlucky - but I would never go to Bournigal. If you have a dominican insurance u r less likely to be overcharged.
Like I said maybe they were unlucky - any good experiences for emergency care at Bournigal?
Yep... yesterday! I had a coton stick's coton ball that had gotten stuck in my ear yesterday morning. I went right up there. First to my lung doc (Dr. Johnny Tavares) but he wasen't there. So the secretary gave me his phone number and he recommended I'd go to the ER. I went I have ARS insurance (RD$ 500/month), just showed the card and was taken care of immediately (the place wasn't busy, I must say). A doctor came right around... lit up that ear and pulled the stuck thing out in a minute. They offered a Diclofenac (aka. Voltaren) injection, but as I had come within minutes of the stupid incident I declined. And I out I went paying 21 Pesos copay.
I have said it before, having local insurance may not protect one for mayor issues, but it puts one apart from the tourist crowd and tourist pricing and so does speaking Spanish.
Yeah, Bournigal (the doctors office and hospital section) can be quite a zoo sometimes, for as crowdy as it can get and I would hate to see my self checked in there for a serious and complicated life threatening issue... but then, I have never been treated badly on minor issues, like my pneumonia, I am just about to recover from (I hope).
On the other side, I must report that I was very pleasantly surprised to see the fine job they did on a kid that suffered a road accident that I went to pick up at the public hospital in down town Santiago (to bring him back to his family here in POP). While the rooms were not all to inviting, they stitched this lad up so good, my Palm Beach plastic surgeon couldn't have done it better and for thousands less that he would have done it... namely for FREE.