Many of the doctors in Los Cabos – La Paz have been trained in the United States and they are absolutely excellent and very well trained.
All throughout Mexico you're going to see very young doctors because they can go straight to medical school. They don't have to get a four-year general education degree like we do it in the United States. For example, one of my grandsons is going through his medical education in the United States right now. He already earned his four-year degree and now he is starting his pre-med courses. In contrast, in Mexico, they can go straight from high school to medical school, where their subjects are combined.
I always tell people who say, "Oh my gosh! I'm afraid of that doctor. He looks like a baby" that doctors in Mexico are just as well trained as the doctors in the United States. They just look younger because they go directly to medical school, and then go on to do their specialties, do their residencies, and do their public service. They're very well trained doctors. Most of the doctors I have met in Los Cabos have also gone to the United States to study specialties and take special courses.
I have no issues and am not afraid to go to doctors here in Los Cabos – La Paz. As a matter of fact, I prefer it. I only had one doctor in the United States who spent as much time with me as a Mexican doctor would. I thanked him and said, "I'm so surprised that you spent this much time talking to me as an American doctor because I'm so used to and spoiled by that in Mexico when you go in and talk to a doctor there." I just feel the doctors in Mexico really listen to you, pay attention to you, and explain things.
One of the reasons why people want to go back to the United States or go back to Canada for medical care is because they already have doctors back home and they're familiar with their hospitals back home. In the United States, hospitals generally have much more equipment compared to hospitals in Mexico, but this depends on where you are treated in Mexico. For example, in Los Cabos, there's a huge new hospital called the H+, which can do just about anything except a heart transplant and they have state-of-the-art equipment.
The reason that most people want to come back to the United States is not because they're afraid of the doctors in Mexico, but because they want to get home so their friends and family could visit them if they're in the hospital. That counts. And of course, a lot of people have more insurance back in the United States or Canada.
I'm totally confident of all the doctors I have seen here in Los Cabos, La Paz, and Guadalajara.
(Ad for Hospital H+ Los Cabos, Mexico, pictured.)