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Daryl Ries of Keller Williams Panama, associate – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
San Fernando Clinic, located in Coronado, Panama, offers many medical services at their facilities, as well as an ambulance, if necessary.  My mother used the ambulance when she visited me for her required transport to Panama City for a fractured hip. San Fernando Clinic also provides many emergency services that are essential to a full-scale community.  They are very professional and all speak English.  San Fernando Clinic also provides for other medical needs, particularly dental.
 
There is a competitive dental clinic in the Coronado mall that has become very popular for good service, good to excellent dentists and costs that are fair to be sure. I think one can safely say that dental work here in Coronado, Panama is far less expensive than in the USA and the quality is as good
 
The dentists, here, however, do not use gas because it is against the law to do so.  However, they will give you an IV if you request it at an extra cost of up to US $200. My daughter had her 4 wisdom teeth pulled while under an IV... and although it put her out for an hour, it would have been an ordeal without it. The cost was total $500 plus $200 for the IV. The cost in New York would have been $3,000.
Corrin Skubin – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
medical tourism, Panama – Best Places In The World To Retire – International LivingYes, the doctors in Coronado, Panama are good. We’re very fortunate. We have a state of the art health clinic that opened a few years ago that’s the branch of one of the main hospitals in Panama City and that has great doctors.
 
In the past several years since the infrastructure has been booming here and we’ve had so many expats moving to the area, we’ve had private clinics open up in the area. We have from dentists to ophthalmologists, to general practitioners and the clinics bring in their own specialists depending on the day of the week.
 
They’re English speaking, which is great for our non-Spanish speaking clients.
 
The doctors are great and the cost is much, much, much lower than that in North America; it’s probably about half, if not less than half.  For example, I have a friend who fell down and hit her head on the floor here.  I took her to one of the hospitals here in Coronado, San Carlos (a public clinic), to have an x-ray, which cost US $10. To see a doctor at the public clinic it’s usually about a dollar and if you go to a private clinic with your insurance it’s a $20 copay. 
 
My personal experience and the experience of others who I’ve met in the area is that the quality here is much, much better than in North America. Why? Because you can call your doctor on a cellphone, you can WhatsApp him or her any time of the day or night, you can get an appointment the same day if you need to, and when you go see a doctor here there’s no rush – they sit with you, they talk to you about what’s been going on, they’ll bring in another doctor if you need to, but you don’t feel rushed.  You don’t feel like you’re just another number.
 
The doctors here are very approachable. I had sinus surgery last year.  I called my doctor at night, I would What’s Up him, and I would send him pictures afterwards.  If I needed to get in for an emergency or I needed to see him the same day he would make time for me.  The service of the medical industry here in Coronado is great and the doctors are fantastic.
 
A lot of the doctors here in Coronado are trained in the US. One of my doctors, a surgeon, was a Harvard medical grad. Most of them speak English, they’re very well-trained and very approachable. I think it’s great. The few times that I’ve had to go to the doctor here in Coronado was a really positive experience.  
 
(Woman enjoying a vacation and medical tourism in Panama, pictured.)
 
Marla Diaz of United Country Panama Coastal Real Estate – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
There are doctors in Coronado from the San Fernando Clinic (which is a private clinic) and from San Carlos Hospital, which is a public hospital.
 
The doctors in the San Fernando Clinic are very good; up to American standards.  I say that as the result of my own personal experience and that of my husband and kids, as well as what I hear from expats.  (There is one physician in particular—Dr. Levy—that all the expats speak of particularly highly.)  In addition, all of the doctors I’ve come into contact with at the San Fernando Clinic speak English, and, from my personal experience, so does their staff.
 
We don’t have as much experience with the doctors at the public hospital, San Carlos, but from what we’ve experienced and what we’ve been told, at any particular time, the care can be spotty.
Cecilio F. Saenz Fisher of SIUMA REALTY – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
The doctors a very good in Coronado, Panama.  Some of them speak perfect English and also take credit cards so you don't have to worry if you don’t have your medical insurance policy at that time.  Prices for consults are very reasonable, as are the prices for lab tests and pharmacy.
 
Obviously if you have a very significant medical problem the doctors here in Coronado will refer you to a private hospital in Panama City, which is about 90 minutes away by car.  
Ana Camboa of Desarrollo Turistico Buenaventura – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
I cannot say that I personally know any doctors in Coronado, Panama.  However, I can recommend to you one of the best clinics in the area: Clínica San Fernando Coronado.
 
Clinica San Fernando Coronado has comprehensive medical services.  They offer emergency room, radiology, clinical laboratory, general dentistry, doctor visits, pharmacy and consultation and specialists including specialty dentistry, ophthalmology, cardiology, pediatrics, gynecology, internal medicine, orthopedics, psychiatry, dermatology and urology.
Karyn Saunders of Inside Panama Real Estate – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
Absolutely, the doctors in Coronado are good.  I have been to our San Fernando clinic for everything from a bad stomach virus to my yearly physical.  My husband broke his toe and the surgeon had him scheduled for the same day and the quality of care was second to none.  All of the Doctors are friendly and thorough and will not prescribe you with anything you don't need.  They are also cost conscious and will not order tests or procedures that are not necessary as many of their clients like myself pay out of pocket as it is more cost efficient than the cost of insurance.  I would recommend the health care in Panama to any North American expat.  In a country where I can book my mammogram for the day and time that works for me and have my results emailed to me 3 days later, that is far more of a value to me than my health care that I pay heaps for through my taxes in Canada.
Ricardo Chavez of Fontanella del Mar – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
Yes, the doctors in Coronado Panama are qualified and certified professionals.  They came from Hospital San Fernando, one of the best medical facilities in the city of Panama.
 
Hospital San Fernando is in Coronado 2 minutes from the entrance.  It mainly attends emergencies but they can handle every type of medical request at their location and are  permanently connected to the main hospital a 1 hour drive from Coronado.  At both facilities you will find English speaking personnel.

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