PANAMA AT THE FOREFRONT OF LATIN AMERICA HEALTH CARE SERVICES
To move in or to spend a long time in Panama many people wonder how to take care their health. Fortunately the answers to these questions are positive.
Due to Panama’s constant growth, health care and the eradication of endemic diseases have considerably improved. This happens thanks to a group of factors that includes the development of general health conditions (nutrition improvement, modernization, and consolidation of housing), and the fact that the Panamanian State Health Care system has increased as well.
GREAT HOSPITALS ARRIVE WITH MULTINATIONALS
With large investments, the multinational corporations’ arrival – 100 in the last 8 years – and the construction of major high-level housing complexes, high-quality service providers have also come to Panama to establish new centers with advanced technology.
In Panama City, Punta Pacifica Hospital is located in the residential area that goes with the same name. This hospital is a member of the prestigious American Health Center Johns Hopkins, which is considered one of the most technologically advanced in Latin America. They provide all the branches of medical practice, advanced clinical laboratories and operating under the American quality standards of hospital management. The capacity of the hospital also gives the opportunity to organize medical tourism plans to provide international patients surgical procedures and advanced treatments.
NEW SKYSCRAPERS, NEW CLINICS
Also there in Punta Pacifica, really close by, the Pacific Center is under construction. It’s a complete urban complex with offices, shops and a hotel that will have an exclusive hospital with medical offices which will be able to provide the best health services available.
Punta Paitilla has the also internationally known Paitilla Medical Center, a place where the last Shah of Iran – Mohammad Reza Pahlavi was taking care of. It’s also important to mention the National Hospital, which offers robotic surgery services and other prestigious clinics such as the San Fernando Clinic and the Santo Thomas Public Hospital, remodeled and fully operational since the beginning of 21st century, a hospital with an extraordinary reputation.
In the Lefevre Park area, you can find the Plastic Surgery and Aesthetic Medicine Center, Río Abajo, in which different medical practices like dermatology, ophthalmology, dentistry, and orthopedics are also offered. It is a well-known institution with more than 40 years of background.
There are also many other health care facilities with doctors who in most cases are trained in the United States and that they can offer first class service.
There are well-equipped professional hospitals and health care centers in the other cities of Panama as well. A few to mention would be: The Rafael Hernandez Hospital in Chiriqui, where you can find the Jose Domingo de Obaldia Maternity and Children’s Hospital, the Nicolas Solano Hospital in La Chorrera, the Regional Hospital of Veraguas and the Regional Hospital of Aguadulce.
There is also an important network of insurance companies that for quite low prices offer health coverage according to the needs and profile of each person, which gives you access to the best medicine in Latin America, with diagnostic equipment and advanced treatments for a total of a fraction of the coverage charge in the United States or Europe.