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#383357 - 07/10/10 05:44 PM What to do in Case of Medical Emergency  
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DCGirl Offline
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Hi all, One more question on behalf of my friend bringing her elderly mother (82) to the island for a week starting tomorrow. She would like to have contact information for a good doctor readily available in the unlikely case that her mom gets sick down there. Can you all provide some leads and or advice? This might be for local docs or a doc you know is vacationing there during the same time.... Thank you so much! you guys have been hugely helpful!

#383358 - 07/10/10 05:53 PM Re: What to do in Case of Medical Emergency [Re: DCGirl]  
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SP Daily Offline
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Dr. Lerida Rodriguez ph 226-2197 or 620-1974

#383376 - 07/11/10 04:48 AM Re: What to do in Case of Medical Emergency [Re: SP Daily]  
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I would second that recommendation.

#383379 - 07/11/10 08:05 AM Re: What to do in Case of Medical Emergency [Re: Amanda Syme]  
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I would suggest that you purchase travel insurance to cover costs if somtthing would happen that would cause your need to return home. Very inexpensive protection. Can purchase with most airline tickets. Check it out. We had a medical emgerency with a friend at our home and what a relief to be able to get him to the US to a specialist.

In no way if I saying that the local medical people are not capable. I am saying be prepared.

#383384 - 07/11/10 09:25 AM Re: What to do in Case of Medical Emergency [Re: AT602]  
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For twenty years we have been covered by MedJetAssist, an air evac insurance policy for travelers. There are policy restrictions that an insured should be familiar with, among them a max age of 75. Never had to use it but having my little card in my billfold is peace of mind when we travel. We'd rather be hospitalized in our home country if it became necessary.

#383390 - 07/11/10 12:14 PM Re: What to do in Case of Medical Emergency [Re: ckocian]  
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I would recommend anybody that comes here to get evacuation insurance - it is well worth the expense. It is over $30,000US to evacuate off the island. AAA did cover people up to 85 (I got it for my 82 year old father when he came to visit).

#383396 - 07/11/10 01:14 PM Re: What to do in Case of Medical Emergency [Re: kwalkpt]  
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Great question. We are coming in Sept and I've already started researching medical emergency.

I lost a finger on the first day of sailing in the BVI four years ago. Thankfully for the good sailers on the boat and my pre-knowledge of what to do in case of emergency, everything turned out alright. Yeah, I lost a finger on the first day of vacation but I'm still alive and ready to try AC for the first time.

Accidents happen. Be prepared.

Last edited by mdrobtx; 07/11/10 01:15 PM.
#383401 - 07/11/10 02:39 PM Re: What to do in Case of Medical Emergency [Re: mdrobtx]  
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Lan Sluder/Belize First Offline
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American Express Platinum cards pay all the costs of Medevac service for cardholders, dependent children and other family Platinum members.

--Lan Sluder

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#383411 - 07/11/10 06:50 PM Re: What to do in Case of Medical Emergency [Re: Lan Sluder/Belize First]  
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CaptOneIron Offline
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Lan you are a knowledgeable guy but I don't think what you say is entirely true. I think you will find that there are lots and lots of conditions unless you are saying they will arrange it and put the costs on your Platinum Card which is true.

Last edited by CaptOneIron; 07/12/10 08:23 PM.

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