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Looking for referral to a Gynocologist. I have been to Dr. Elodia who is very good, however, I need a second opinion.  I called Quality Care and they charge 800 pesos, definitely a gringo price.  Anyone have other recommendations?

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Hmmm....800 pesos is a "gringo" price?  It sounds very reasonable to me for a competent Ob/Gyn but perhaps if you are not a gringo you could negotiate a better price with the local back-alley practitioner.

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I moan on many gringo prices lakeside,  but to be fair 800 is reasonable.  I compare prices in guadalajara and 600 pesos to see a specialist  is the norm. So 800 for here isnt bad.

However theres a couple who charge 1000 , 1200 .thats gringo rip off here.

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I have been going to the gyne -ob doctor at Quality Care for many years. No problem referring her for your second opinion. Dr. Illiana amos Morales,.   Prices are going up all over. Last year's $700 visit is now $800.  I think we are paying for the convenience of not having to necessarily go to Quad for specialists. So I paid $40 US for a full body skin examination. There is a non specialist doctor who charged 1200p and did really nothing but ask questions . That I feel was somewhat overcharge for the service.

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I don't mind to pay 800.P not to have to go to Guad.  but when they say they don't do factura, I think it is a little abusive.

This happened to me  yesterday.

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Nj expat. If thats the same bloke from near bp station, i had a similar experience a few years ago. Told me how great he was etc etc, couple of mins if exam, told me i was stressed, which i told him, and his verdict was to do something that i probably shouldn't repeat hear. My partner and i did know wether to laugh or punch him. Certainly never going to the new hospital under construction.

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20 minutes ago, jguerin said:

I don't mind to pay 800.P not to have to go to Guad.  but when they say they don't do factura, I think it is a little abusive.

This happened to me  yesterday.

They will give you a receipt other than factura which is good for Canada Revenue. Abusive is a rather over the top word for what you describe.

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2 minutes ago, barcelonaman said:

Nj expat. If thats the same bloke from near bp station, i had a similar experience a few years ago. Told me how great he was etc etc, couple of mins if exam, told me i was stressed, which i told him, and his verdict was to do something that i probably shouldn't repeat hear. My partner and i did know wether to laugh or punch him. Certainly never going to the new hospital under construction.

There are many stories like this about that.

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28 minutes ago, jguerin said:

I don't mind to pay 800.P not to have to go to Guad.  but when they say they don't do factura, I think it is a little abusive.

This happened to me  yesterday.

 

jguerin:  where did that happen?  I have never had Quality Care not provide a factura when requested.

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If you have Mexican insurance, they require a factura.  If you ask for one a provider must give you a factura.  It is the law.

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I am Canadian but no insurance in Canada I am permanent here.  I have a Mexican insurance that pay me back only with a Factura.

 

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In answer to  your question - Dr. Patricia Alcala - Chapala - 765-6205 -- cel. 333-448-9685 - Juarez no.643 - Chapala

I used her when another Gyn could not help me and before I started using Dr. Elodia Ruvalcaba.

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16 minutes ago, jguerin said:

I am Canadian but no insurance in Canada I am permanent here.  I have a Mexican insurance that pay me back only with a Factura.

 

CRA for tax refund on medical expenses only require an ordinary receipt. As a Canadian you do still pay Canadian  income tax. Has nothing to do with your Mexican insurance.

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58 minutes ago, sm1mex said:

If you have Mexican insurance, they require a factura.  If you ask for one a provider must give you a factura.  It is the law.

Law and Mexico...Oil and Water...

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22 hours ago, barcelonaman said:

I moan on many gringo prices lakeside,  but to be fair 800 is reasonable.  I compare prices in guadalajara and 600 pesos to see a specialist  is the norm. So 800 for here isnt bad.

However theres a couple who charge 1000 , 1200 .thats gringo rip off here.

Its pretty sad that a GP doctor in Mexico only makes enough to pay for rent, certainly not enough to buy a house. All the big money goes to the specialists and often times it's the GP that discovers a life threatening condition requiring the expensive surgeries and hospital care.

Veterinarian is a much better profession here because they can sell so many other things ( food, toys etc )

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3 hours ago, ea93105 said:

Its pretty sad that a GP doctor in Mexico only makes enough to pay for rent, certainly not enough to buy a house. All the big money goes to the specialists and often times it's the GP that discovers a life threatening condition requiring the expensive surgeries and hospital care.

Veterinarian is a much better profession here because they can sell so many other things ( food, toys etc )

Doctors can sell things also (supplements, books, any health related items).

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do not make price the issue, you want the best, the best can charge a little more, they may have a waiting list practice with lost of referrals.

your health more important than trying to save 300 pesos. 15 dollars

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If they refuse to give you a factura it's because they are not claiming your payment on their income declaration and not paying taxes on it.  If I pay my taxes, I want them to pay theirs.

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Thank you to those who responded to my request.  I did visit with Dr. Liana and my impression of her was very positive.

 

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