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  1. On ‎5‎/‎21‎/‎2019 at 3:51 PM, Bisbee Gal said:

    Actually Medicare Parts A and B do NOT pay for emergency treatments for visitors to Mexico (rare exceptions listed below).  However, many Medigap policies will, often with higher than normal deductibles and a lifetime cap, and only within a certain time-frame outside the US (most are 60 days).  Medigap policies (aka Medicare supplementals) are purchased separately from the private sector. 

    Medicare Parts A and B pay only in these atypical situations for services outside the US.  These are Medicare rules from their website (medcare.gov) re: travel:

     

    Medicare part D is for medication. I came down with the flu on a cruise. I was quarantined. But they would not cover medications since I was in foreign waters. Even when I reminded them they got the medication when we were in Florida port.

     

  2. On ‎4‎/‎22‎/‎2012 at 10:00 AM, Floradude said:

    You should be getting the minerals you need from food and vitamins with minerals. Water is H2O. I would prefer my water be as pure as possible although I know some minerals, etc. are to be expected.

    Agree, we have had reverse osmosis for 11 years . We get what we need in other foods or drinks. If you can afford one ...no more big bottles ever.

     

  3. On ‎7‎/‎25‎/‎2018 at 7:49 PM, mudgirl said:

    Scabies are not passed from domestic animals to humans- they can bite you, but can't live on humans. In dogs and cats, they cause mange and are a differnt mite than the one that causes scabies in humans. Within 2 weeks of being around humans they will die (if you happened to get one on you by touching a stray dog), as they don't feed off of us. So it's not likely that anyone would have their home infested with dog or cat scabies from just touching a street dog or cat. And human scabies actually requires prolonged skin-to-skin contact to transfer.

    If I were the OP, I'd start by thoroughly vacuuming the floor and furniture, and repeating the procedure a couple times a day. If that doesn't solve the problem, then as someone else suggested, a visit to the doc would be a good idea. 

    I thought this better summarized what scabies is.  I would like to add we has an outbreak at an LTC facility and traced it back to a woman who came in and did some of the resident's hair. Used the same instruments. You must report this to Public health who made us make up small bottles of medicine for ever person who came in contact with her. So all aides and nurses, many residents and therapists. Each needed 3 bottles. Then they said give 3 bottles to each person's family members, Since the pharmacy couldn't make that many. Myself and a few nurses worked for hours filling little bottles. Close to 500.

    I realized that was way overkill but State Nursing home rules.

     

    Scabies is an infestation of the skin by the human itch mite (Sarcoptes scabiei var. hominis). The microscopic scabies mite burrows into the upper layer of the skin where it lives and lays its eggs. The most common symptoms of scabies are intense itching and a pimple-like skin rash. The scabies mite usually is spread by direct, prolonged, skin-to-skin contact with a person who has scabies.

    Scabies is found worldwide and affects people of all races and social classes. Scabies can spread rapidly under crowded conditions where close body and skin contact is frequent. Institutions such as nursing homes, extended-care facilities, and prisons are often sites of scabies outbreaks.

    Yes. Products used to treat scabies are called scabicides because they kill scabies mites; some also kill eggs. Scabicides to treat human scabies are available only with a doctor’s prescription; no “over-the-counter” (non-prescription) products have been tested and approved for humans.

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  4. 9 hours ago, MtnMama said:

    I know 800 pesos seems like a lot, but in USD it's $42.00. Not that much to see a doctor in the scheme of things.

    But people budget in pesos. There is also the ethical part of this. I had an infection, I was just going for a follow up. I can read the lab report, it said NO bacteria. I waited an hour, asked to take my own weight, sat 7 minutes while I was told there was no ,ore infection. At the desk I was told $700p. I was in a rush but when or if I go back, I plan to discuss this with the doctor.

  5. 7 hours ago, Bisbee Gal said:

    Actually Medicare Parts A and B do NOT pay for emergency treatments for visitors to Mexico (rare exceptions listed below).  However, many Medigap policies will, often with higher than normal deductibles and a lifetime cap, and only within a certain time-frame outside the US (most are 60 days).  Medigap policies (aka Medicare supplementals) are purchased separately from the private sector. 

    Medicare Parts A and B pay only in these atypical situations for services outside the US.  These are Medicare rules from their website (medcare.gov) re: travel:

     

    Travel but not live right?

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  6. 7 hours ago, Bisbee Gal said:

    Actually Medicare Parts A and B do NOT pay for emergency treatments for visitors to Mexico (rare exceptions listed below).  However, many Medigap policies will, often with higher than normal deductibles and a lifetime cap, and only within a certain time-frame outside the US (most are 60 days).  Medigap policies (aka Medicare supplementals) are purchased separately from the private sector. 

    Medicare Parts A and B pay only in these atypical situations for services outside the US.  These are Medicare rules from their website (medcare.gov) re: travel:

     

    I boarded a ship in Florida, and then went onto Panama. I came down with the flu. All the medication I received was not covered by Medicare or supplemental because I was in foreign waters. All the medication was brought on ship in Florida. BUT you see, I swallowed the pill in foreign waters.

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  7.  Que Ganga bazar is having a special children's clothing sale which started today. There are about 1/2 the clothes left and the prices range 5,10,15 p .
    Que Ganga is west next to La Reserva and Anchor restaurant. It is open from 10-3pm everyday but Sunday. 
    Lots of new "gently used " adult clothes as well.
    This  is LCS sponsored and money goes for children programs there.
  8. 11 minutes ago, Ajijic_hiker said:

    Ajijic/Chapala/Guadalajara

    This board is for people with interest in the Lake Chapala area and in moving to Mexico.
    Proper forum etiquette is to be observed or posts may be deleted in order to make this forum a valuable resource to all.

    If someone continues to behave in this way ( nose blowing) at this age, that is a shame. People are waking up to coughing into their sleeve and not into their hand and other infection  prevention habits. If this continues, and I agree it would ruin my dinner, you just have to say something. It doesn't have to be nasty, " I am very susceptible to respiratory infections, would you mind not doing that at the table?" Now the person may be embarrassed or even angry, but not saying anything won't stop the habit and the person will wonder why you don't go out to dinner with them.  Either way you won't be going out to dinner anymore, but perhaps it would be an eye opener. I would suggest you take that person aside and not say anything on front of other people.

    I think the main reason people get upset is how they are confronted about an issue.   i.e.Instead of complaining at a dinner table that you found the food XXXXX. Take the waiter aside and explain calmly.

  9. There are so many expats here, I cannot believe no one has the experience or even ideas to develop some thing like Operation feed. And asking the kids would be a great way to start.Kids have a lot of energy . How about a free soccer field, basketball, tennis, track, even baseball, bike club. etc. Get a moderator. Anyone abusing the area or throwing trash , isn't allowed to come anymore or had to clean up trash on some streets. What about kayaking or those with boats taking for a ride and explaining about boats. Maybe some one would like to learn to cook. I know that would be a big undertaking but look at the transformation of Tepehua.  You can just amuse yourself with a cell phone for so long.  This is certainly not an area where I have experience but maybe someone can start small. 

  10. I agree what all of you went through sounds like the middle ages. I have two conflicting thoughts. One is to let your doctor and them know show them without names these comments. Second is if they are really experts in this business, they should already know how to set up a diagnostic lab so I question the accuracy of what they do .

  11. 3 hours ago, HoneyBee said:

    I have GNP with Bellon. The deductible is per event and not for the year..I understand that this is common practice in Mexico. Also, after reading the fine print, I would have to pay the first MXP 120,000.00 per event. Thinking of canceling after paying in for the past 5 years and going with Seguro popular. We all will die at some point may as well do it with a Gin and Tonic !

    We were with Bellon. He is a nice, honest fellow but as someone mentioned the premiums do go up with age. To keep the premiums down, you increase your deductible. The problem we had was that we never got near the deductible. So ended up paying. The other thing was that this policy doesn't have an annual deductible that would be cumulative. It is per condition. So if I developed pneumonia and did hit the deductible , if I would later come down with cancer of the lung, I have to start all over again because it is a different lung condition.  So we deduct treatments , visits  and medication on taxes and it worked out fine . However, I think the US tax changes are not going to work in our favor.

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  12. On ‎3‎/‎26‎/‎2019 at 5:50 PM, AngusMactavish said:

    Nurse Practioner    

    A physician assistant is different from a nurse practioner.  A PA goes through a PA program but does not have to be a nurse.  A nurse practioner has advanced education on a master's level.  Different states allow PA and NP's to do different things. 

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  13. 12 hours ago, Ferret said:

    I don't know how other labs report results but I do like the way Chopo (next to Dermika) reports theirs. They put the results in three columns... high, normal, low....and also give the normal ranges. It is easy to zero in on any problems. 

    I also like the speed and promptness of their e-mail delivery to your address as a PDF. Makes it easy to keep a file of results in date order.

    I use Chopo next to Dermika because they use gloves to draw blood. The one by Maskaras Clinic does not. I am not afraid of what I might get but they should be afraid of what they might contract. i.e. hepatitis.

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  14. 12 hours ago, jonnyintrouble said:

    Thanks.  Seems to be a snooty lil clan round those parts who have their way of reminding folks their income is considerably more, always making reference to go fund me plans for we po folks.  Kinda like a certain political party I read about in the US news sources.  Of course if we have lived longer than two decades we already know life well enough to have learned how transparent the Super Ego can be.   Some elderly victim of time and gravity who sees something still a red-hot heart breaker in the mirror doing their best to have us believe they are not living off their old man's past earnings. 

    Nobody asked but I'd be lying if I said I knew something about geriatrics.   I have next to no life experience with old folks.  I'm sorry if it shows.

    Well at least you are truthful, you know nothing about aging.  As a licensed nursing home administrator, and advanced practice nurse in gerontology.  Your "missive" makes no sense. There are people of every age who have super egos. " go fund me for po folks."  Wake up and expand your experience and see how many of us old volunteers put in excessive hours to help those less fortunate. I guess if you found something nice to say or intelligent, you would lose your base.

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