Yes, there are English-speaking doctors in Panama. There’s a great practice on Via Argentina in Panama City called the Einstein Clinic. I know all of the doctors there. Every time I go back it seems like there’s a different doctor. They’re all quite young and they all speak good English.
All doctors in Panama City under the age of 35 speak English now. I find the Einstein Clinic on Via Argentina in Panama City to be great. I would highly recommend it. The fee is cheap. A normal visit to the doctor is US $30 if you pay cash, without insurance.
I went to see the doctor there one time and when I came back, they didn’t even charge me for the follow-up. They’re a great practice. They’re located above the España. It’s right in the middle, in El Cangrejo in the middle of Panama City.
I’ve only experienced English-speaking doctors in Panama City. I’ve had emergencies where we’ve ended up at Punta Pacifica, one of the private hospitals here. It’s a nice, new private hospital. I’ve been down there a couple of times with other people, visiting people. The doctors clearly spoke English. I don’t think that’s an issue here.
If you went outside of Panama City, the facilities are a lot more rustic. The feel of Panama City is almost a First World city as far as facilities go. It’s quite surprising to most people when they come here. We have clients coming down here to Panama City, it’ll be their first time here, and they’re always quite taken aback when they see the city. They call it a mini Miami.
However, when you go to David or Colón especially, it’s more like what you would expect in Central America, a lot more provincial, shall we say; nowhere near the facilities or the level of English that you would get in Panama City.
(Clinica Einstein, Panama City, Panama, pictured.)