Practicing Medicine in The Time of The Internet

By Dr. Luis Miguel Zetina Toache, Cáncer Consultants Guatemala

As a clinical oncologist, I started my work day early, expecting a morning full of appointments, some of which are going to be complicated due to the nature of my practice – diagnosing and treating cancer. My patients depend on me for comfort and guidance so they can feel more optimistic in the face of…

Linda, The All Round Medical Traveler

After enjoying a fortunate life of good health and plenty of physical activity, Linda was thinking that after turning 60, it’s wise to get some thorough medical check-ups, like tune-up and repairs, from head to toe. Considering the outrageous medical expense in the United States, and the “low price for high quality” value in Guatemala,…

Buying Insurance is No Guarantee

Mrs. B normally enjoys good coverage from her medical insurance in California, but when she experienced astounding life-enhancing results with naturopathic medical specialists, her insurance company refused to pay. During the course of various medical procedures and consultations in Guatemala, Mrs. B. was moved to tears by the brilliance and compassion of her medical team.…

Cancer Drugs are Effective World-Wide. Not Yet FDA-Approved

“Of course Mr. M., we would be happy to help you to receive the finest global-quality medical attention in Guatemala as soon as you arrive.”  Lori Shea: OK, now let’s review please, to be sure that I get this right…. The cancer patient has had first class workups at the NIH/ National Cancer Institute, Johns…

Lyme Disease Patients are Not Being Diagnosed and Treated in the U.S.

Ms. I. tells us of her history, suffering from Lyme disease in the United States. Could Guatemala be the premier Lyme Disease Treatment destination of the future?   We’re working on it. From her letter to GMT…. … I have been sick and unable to work for 11 years…  I have been through Hell, and…

The Future of Medical Travel

How you can find the best Doctors and Dentists in Guatemala and Central America

In our emerging collaborative economy, buyers can source from hundreds of countries, not just in their hometown. The greatest value of user-friendly websites like Amazon.com and Airbnb.com is their ability to build trust between strangers to initiate brisk commerce, new friendships and enriching experiences, around the world and in real time. Imagine learning everything about…

Medical Travel Services Help Local Guatemalans

Guatemala Medical Travel newsletter, August 2016

Most Guatemala Medical Travel clients arrive from other countries, but sometimes we have a request from loved ones or guardians to care for local residents who may not have the contacts or resources to navigate the top-notch private hospital system by themselves. After Sr. Perez, a resident of San Marcos Guatemala, suffered an industrial accident…

Cardiology Procedures in Guatemala

Regulating the electrical rhythm of your heart

Just like the kitchen is the heart beat of your home, the blood pumped from your heart muscle delivers sustenance, stability and the elements of reconstruction to all parts of your body. Your cardiovascular system draws life-giving oxygen from the lungs and delivers it to the brain and organs in a perfectly balanced structural design.…

Buying Medical Care vs. Buying Medical Insurance

Maintaining healthy bodies and minds is a serious responsibility that requires careful consideration in both our daily lifestyle choices and our long-term financial decisions. We exercise and eat well, drive safely and pay for our health insurance every month. But medical expenses are increasing at 8-20 percent per year while our incomes are not, and…

It Can Happen to Anyone, At Any Time and Without Warning

My own medical adventure in Guatemala

The subject matter was fascinating. Dr. Zetina was presenting detailed clinical reviews of complex cancer cases recently brought before the newly-formed “Tumor Board” of the top-notch oncology specialists, in alliance with Hospital El Pilar in Guatemala City. I need to know all about these important developments in order to accurately inform my clients and to…