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Nancy Howze of CDR Bienes Raices San Miguel, SC – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
Great smiles at a soire  attended by CDR  San Miguel,  San Miguel de Allende, Mexico – Best Places In The World To Retire – International LivingThe doctors in San Miguel de Allende are all good. I’m not sick very often, and I can only speak from personal experience. I love my dentist. I have been going to the same dentist since I came to San Miguel de Allende, and I love the fact that it’s my dentist that cleans my teeth and not a technician. She knows all about my teeth and she takes very good care of me.
 
I have a doctor in San Miguel de Allende who makes a house call for my occasional intestinal bug. On one occasion, I had been sick apparently long enough that he thought I needed to go to the hospital to have an IV because I was dehydrated.  I said, “No, I’m not going to the hospital. I don’t do that.” Twenty minutes later, he was back in my house with a nurse and an IV pole. I stayed at my house in my bed with the nurse for 24 hours while I had the saline drip to rehydrate me. From my perspective, that’s good healthcare.
 
I had my knee replaced in Querétaro (a nearby large city) by an old German orthopedic surgeon who has his own personal clinic with a less than 3% infection rate. It’s important that I check the infection rate because when you’re having a knee or a hip done, they’re putting something fake in your body, and you have to be careful not to get an infection because an infection will want to attach itself to the fake thing that’s in your body.
 
I checked in for my operation on a Thursday, had surgery on Friday morning, and checked the following Tuesday. For the hospital fee, the doctor’s and his assistant’s fee, and the anesthesiologist’s fee, it cost me less than $14,000. I put it in my American Express card and got miles.  
 
(Great smiles at a soiree attended by CDR  San Miguel staff, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, pictured.)
Maria Mazarro of Kika's Botique – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
Hospital General de Guanajuato, Guanajuato, Mexico – Best Places In The World To Retire – International LivingMy boyfriend is a Mexican citizen and he just applied for free healthcare, the one for Social Security because he is an employee, and on that basis, we haves one healthcare for everybody.
 
We had intended to pay for a private hospital but someone from San Miguel recommended that we apply for free care. The same doctors who work in the private hospitals work at the free care. Everything is free. You can have all your tests done using the latest medical facilities and they’re all for free. It’s amazing. The service might be slower because it takes longer because there are a lot of people who use free care but the doctors are amazing.
 
Anybody can apply for the same free healthcare, even foreigners who don’t even have residency. The best free healthcare is located in the city of Guanajuato, which is about an hour from San Miguel de Allende by car.
 
Overall, we have very good doctors here. There are private hospitals and there are also free hospitals, which may not have the best accommodations, but they are very good. 
 
(Hospital General de Guanajuato, Guanajuato, Mexico, pictured.)
Daniel Ortiz of Coldwell Banker SMART – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
El Hospital Santiago de Querétaro – Best Places In The World To Retire – International LivingWe have a large community of retirees and one of the reasons why people are comfortable living here in San Miguel de Allende is because we have good healthcare. There is a good hospital in San Miguel but there are also great hospitals that are not far from here. Even if you have a critical condition you can easily be transferred to Queretaro, which is one of the biggest cities in Mexico, or to Mexico City. The doctors from San Miguel will take care of the whole transfer process for you.
 
There are several big cities in the center of Mexico, where San Miguel de Allende is located. Queretaro, which has a population of about 1.8 million, is about 40 minutes away from San Miguel and is the closest big city to San Miguel. Leon is 2 hours away in the other direction. San Luis Potosi is also another city that is just 2 hours away from San Miguel. Mexico City is about 3 and a half hours away from San Miguel by car.  As a result, being in the center of the country makes available many of the luxuries and services of the surrounding cities as well.
 
San Miguel’s population is 108,000, of which 90,000 are in the city and the rest are in the communities around town.
 
(Pictured: El Hospital Santiago de Querétaro.)

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