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Admin
08-01-08, 17:49
Thread Starter.

Ken_Apples
08-03-08, 08:10
Friends,

Starting this thread with a Medellin Medical Clinic that is supposed to do bloodtests and help out with STD issues. Partly English speaking staff and prices around 35.000 Cop.

Link to their homepage:
http://www.lablasamericas.com.co/default.php

Adress:
Lab las Americas,
Carrera 45 6 - 95 Patio Bonito El Poblado (Medellin)

Tel. (574) 342 1010

*Note* I have not tested this clinic myself, so please, If some forum member can verify the report or recommend other clinics - feel welcome to update the list.

Happy hunting / Ken Apples

Cachorro
08-03-08, 23:12
Here is a specialist in Medellin, both in dermatology and venereology.

If you're a private / cash patient, he can probably see you the same day you call.

Dr Gustavo Acevedo Merino

Torre Sur del Centro Comercial San Diego
Calle 33 No. 42B-06 Consultorio 1219
Medellin

Phone: 262 3455

Sandman0011
08-05-08, 11:03
Found a great GP/ER Doc (getting ready to open his own office) that will actually make house calls.

Speaks perfect English, young, likes to party and has a lot of friends that are nurses. Just say you read about him on the internet. He will know where it came from.

Currently at Clinica Las Vegas but trust me, he will answer his cell phone and e-mails;

Mauirico Arias
Clinica Las Vegas
mauroariasalzate@hotmail.com
Telephone: 4 11 74 46
Mobile: 300 775 72 62

Sandman0011
08-17-08, 17:22
Great guy. Speaks very good English. Lists prices for various procedures.

For his english web site:
http://www.medellintravelguide.com/juandavidrestrepo.html

Dr. Juan David Restrepo
Will make Sat and Sunday appointments and is available for emergency dental needs if you break a tooth or something. Right across the street from Parque envigado.

he will answer e-mails and his cell phone (imagine???). He will even do over a web cam diagnosis or look at digital x-rays.

Good guy too. Took really good care of a frineds root canal needs (3 of em)

PARQUE DE ENVIGADO
Cra 43 # 37 sur 77 local 201
Edificio Quorum 2nd Floor
Medellin, Colombia
(574) 276 5686
CEL (57) 310 822 1220
E-Mail: fonsirpo@yahoo.com

Tom 33
08-18-08, 01:08
http://www.sonria.com.co/home.htm

I have used clinics in Bocagrande, Cartagena, and Laureles, Medellín, for over 5 years now. They take credit cards. You can most probably just walk in without an appointment.

Fla Fun
02-12-09, 14:16
Found a great GP/ER Doc (getting ready to open his own office) that will actually make house calls.

Speaks perfect English, young, likes to party and has a lot of friends that are nurses. Just say you read about him on the internet. He will know where it came from.

Currently at Clinica Las Vegas but trust me, he will answer his cell phone and e-mails;

Mauirico Arias
Clinica Las Vegas
mauroariasalzate@hotmail.com
Telephone: 4 11 74 46
Mobile: 300 775 72 62Here is the web site http://www.clinicalasvegas.com/

Sky Jump
03-17-09, 19:24
Has anyone ever looked into buying a set of hearing aides here in Columbia?

I am here for a couple months and defiantly in need of couple.

UrbanWildlife
03-18-09, 14:49
Does anyone have a referral who has had first hand experience with a dentist in Cartagena who specifically does cosmetic dentistry?

Your kindness in sharing this referral will be greatly appreciated!

Slyman
03-21-09, 00:30
Urban Wildlife,

Check out Pilar Ordonez. She is located in Bocagrande in Edificio Portofino, Cra10. She speaks very good englidh and her prices are very reasonable. I had implants done by her in 2007 and the work was excellent. In gact you might be able to rent an apartment in the same building as I did. Call her at 011576653444 and make an appointment. I hope this helps you out. I highly recommend her. Her brother has a successful pratice in Coral Gables, Fl.

Slyman
03-21-09, 03:48
UrbanWildlife,

Here is some info on Pilar Ordonez.

Centro Estetico & Odontologico PILAR ORDOŃEZ - Cartagena ...

6 Tel.: (57 5) 665 3444 - 665 6112 Urgencias: 315 727 7758 Cartagena - Colombia. ... Copyright:

PILAR ORDOŃEZ Esthetic and Prosthetic Dentistry Smile Design ...
www.cartagenainfo.net/pilarordonez/ -

UrbanWildlife
03-21-09, 10:08
Thank you both for the recommendations and I am putting them to use today!

It is greatly appreciated.

Sky Jump
03-30-09, 13:24
Here is the name of a dentist I used in cartegna last week. Broke a filling and a local chica married to a gringo here took me him. Got me right in that morning and fixed me up 35mil.

He speaks no English but was very Happy with his work. He does do crowns and the like but not sure about implants and the like. I have a dentist in san jose CR I usually use for most things.

Consultorio Odontologico 24 hours

Dr Ariel Rocha Avendano

Cell 312- 797-6541

Found a hearing doctor in Boca Grande. Don't have her name and number in hand but you can drop me a message if you need it.

Top of the line Widex hearing aides are a little less then I could price in Fl. 5K here instaed of 6K in Fl. But the good news is medium range digital hearing aides of the same brand are less then half.

What was $1599 for one in Fl I got two here for $1450. God didn't really know how deaf I was till I got them. I have about 80% loss in left ear witch I knew but my right ear was allot worse then I had realized.

It has improved my Spanish allot already. With English the brain could fill in the missing sounds. With Spanish I was just screwed

Cheers

Hioctane
10-21-09, 17:34
Does anybody know how much it costs to get braces in MDE? If 9 out of 10 girls (maybe I'm exaggerating!) has braces, it must be affordable!

Blourghus
10-22-09, 01:45
Does anybody know how much it costs to get braces in MDE? If 9 out of 10 girls (maybe I'm exaggerating! ) has braces, it must be affordable! Ah, my favorite subject. In the Orthodontic Republic of Colombia, braces cost around US$100 to get installed then US$10-US$20/month to maintain (archwire and ligatures changed). In other countries such as Thailand and Mexico they are a little bit more expensive, I. E. US$150 + $30/month more or less.

I tell the girls in Colombia how much braces cost in the USA (I. E. Around $6, 000) and they are shocked. The prices of braces are artificially inflated in the USA because the supply of orthodontists is artificially limited by American Orthodontist Association, it is almost impossible to get into ortho school. In Colombia, I think you only need 4 year degree.

I have been a braces fetishist since before I became attracted to women, and Colombia is absolute heaven for me right now. Haven't been to Medellin in a couple of years but just got back from Bogota is absolutely slamming for women with braces, as well as Pereira, Manizales, etc.

Dirty Willy
10-22-09, 16:16
Anyone have info on this? Would be much appreciated.

Hioctane
10-22-09, 16:39
Ah, my favorite subject. In the Orthodontic Republic of Colombia, braces cost around US$100 to get installed then US$10-US$20/month to maintain (archwire and ligatures changed). In other countries such as Thailand and Mexico they are a little bit more expensive, I. E. US$150 + $30/month more or less.

I tell the girls in Colombia how much braces cost in the USA (I. E. Around $6, 000) and they are shocked. The prices of braces are artificially inflated in the USA because the supply of orthodontists is artificially limited by American Orthodontist Association, it is almost impossible to get into ortho school. In Colombia, I think you only need 4 year degree.

I have been a braces fetishist since before I became attracted to women, and Colombia is absolute heaven for me right now. Haven't been to Medellin in a couple of years but just got back from Bogota is absolutely slamming for women with braces, as well as Pereira, Manizales, etc.Damn.. really? After the initial installation, do you know how often you need to go back for maintenance? With the money I saved.. I can use to pay for airfare to go down there for some fun while I go for my maintenance!

Blourghus
10-23-09, 03:26
Damn.. really? After the initial installation, do you know how often you need to go back for maintenance? With the money I saved.. I can use to pay for airfare to go down there for some fun while I go for my maintenance!Supposed to be monthly. I see a lot of girls/people in Colombia with braces but missing wires, brackets, ligatures, etc. It seems a lot of time they put them on but don't maintain them (surely because lack of money), which you rarely see in USA. The cool thing about Colombia is that you can go to any dentist you want, you can go to a different office each visit, don't even need to make an appointment!

In the Texas/Mexico border, as soon as you cross into Mexico, there are tons of orthodontist offices because it is so much cheaper to do it in Mexico, so Texans drive to Mexico to do it and other dental work. It would be harder for to make the economic works for flying to Colombia. I have heard of people (in other contexts) going a long, long time between adjustments (like 6-12 months) but then obviously the overall treatment would take longer.

Need to get to MDE soon to check out the current braces scene, your post certainly makes me want to board a plane ASAP; I have been going to mainly Bogota recently.

GringoLoco2
10-25-09, 09:22
How much did she charge you for implants?


Urban Wildlife,

Check out Pilar Ordonez. She is located in Bocagrande in Edificio Portofino, Cra10. She speaks very good englidh and her prices are very reasonable. I had implants done by her in 2007 and the work was excellent. In gact you might be able to rent an apartment in the same building as I did. Call her at 011576653444 and make an appointment. I hope this helps you out. I highly recommend her. Her brother has a successful pratice in Coral Gables, Fl.

LuckyEddie
01-18-10, 17:47
Found a great GP/ER Doc (getting ready to open his own office) that will actually make house calls.

Speaks perfect English, young, likes to party and has a lot of friends that are nurses. Just say you read about him on the internet. He will know where it came from.

Currently at Clinica Las Vegas but trust me, he will answer his cell phone and e-mails;

Mauirico Arias
Clinica Las Vegas
mauroariasalzate@hotmail.com
Telephone: 4 11 74 46
Mobile: 300 775 72 62I met this guy in a bar in early 2008. He is also a secret agent doing under cover work.

Speedyg50
03-02-10, 01:35
I will be back in Medellin this week to continue some dental work, which to be honest is so so. Looking for another dentist that has been successfully road tested by members here. Implants is what I need next. Could only find the following online.

Dr. Juan Carlos Mejia and

Dr Juan David Restrepo, from the following website

http://www.medellinhealthtourism.com/

Anyone used these guys or can make a recommendation of others that are better.

Member #4394
08-26-10, 16:44
If you know any good Ophthalmologist and/or Optometrist, who could speak English, please let me know.

Thanks a lot!

Chesscat
08-29-10, 02:04
One time I was walking in El Centro, mostly lost, and on one particular street downtown there was entirely eyeglass or optometrists offices on both sides of the street for a block. There is also an eyeglass place in el Oviedo mall. Which would be cheaper? Assuming you already have a scrip, how much to regular glasses cost, that is, are the frames a lot cheaper there?

Scharlie
02-06-11, 07:08
Please PM or post here.

Fla Fun
02-06-11, 23:23
Please PM or post here.Dermatologist.

He speaks very good English, his prices are reasonable, he takes his time with you, no rushing. His secretary does not speak English. Usually you can just stop in and they will give you an appointment sometime the same day. Highly recommended.

Dr Gustavo Acevedo Merino.

Torre Sur del Centro Comercial San Diego.

Calle 33 No. 42B-06 Consultorio 1219.

Medellin.

Phone: 262 3455

Scharlie
02-17-11, 00:22
I am planning to be here for 3-6months. My USA insurance expired. Which insurance you recommend here? How much is it approximately? Any gotchas I need to be aware of? I am in 30s, healthy.

Fncrow
01-23-12, 21:36
I went to this guy today for a root canal and fixing of a chipped tooth and can't say enough good things about him. Great prices, excellent english and he did an amazing job. Felt no pain and you can't even tell he did anything or that my tooth was ever chipped.


Great guy. Speaks very good English. Lists prices for various procedures.

For his english web site:

http://www.medellintravelguide.com/juandavidrestrepo.html

Dr. Juan David Restrepo.

Will make Sat and Sunday appointments and is available for emergency dental needs if you break a tooth or something. Right across the street from Parque envigado.

He will answer e-mails and his cell phone (imagine?). He will even do over a web cam diagnosis or look at digital x-rays.

Good guy too. Took really good care of a frineds root canal needs (3 of them)

PARQUE DE ENVIGADO.

Cra 43 # 37 sur 77 local 201.

Edificio Quorum 2nd Floor

Medellin, Colombia.

(574) 276 5686.

CEL (57) 310 822 1220

E-Mail: fonsirpo@yahoo.com

BeersTerry
03-09-12, 23:45
I have been shopping for some crowns. Costa Rica is about 1/2 the price of Medellin. The problem is that you get to sit on the beach for the two weeks it takes to get crowns.

Vitrea
03-10-12, 05:28
i will be back in medellin this week to continue some dental work, which to be honest is so so. looking for another dentist that has been successfully road tested by members here. implants is what i need next. could only find the following online.

dr. juan carlos mejia and.

dr juan david restrepo, from the following website.

http://www.medellinhealthtourism.com/

anyone used these guys or can make a recommendation of others that are better.juan carlos mejia is expensive. i had teeth whitening done and he did an ok job (not bad) but i expected more. he is also 60-70% of what it costs in usa. part of it could be that the treatments they use for good quality whitening are all imported. i spoke to others who had veneers and bridges done there and they were happy.

BeersTerry
03-12-12, 01:03
I find that there are gringo prices in effect in Medellin.

A cap in Medellin is $425. A cap in Costa Rica is $225. Isn't Costa Rica supposed to have a higher standard of living as far as Latin America goes?

Infamous Man
07-16-13, 17:56
Heard you can get these OTC (over the counter)

Heard its legal in Colombia.

Anyone know any pharmacys?

PirateMorgan
07-16-13, 20:27
I lived in Costa Rica for 13 years up until 2 years ago. Then I live in Medellin for 7 months. I can tell you a few things. Not everything. And I will make some subjective remarks also. A colonoscopy in Costa Rica costa costs $300+ any polups. In Colombia it is $180! Both are at top hospitals. Some medications in Costa Rica that cost $1. 00 per pill are almost $4. 00 in Colombia. Generally speaking. Brand name medications cost a LOT more in Colombia or are not even available. In my opinion Medical care in Medellin costs much less than CR. The quality. Give me Colombia anytime. The Medellin hospitals and clinics are 1st class. Maybe better than the USA. Maybe. I had a private health care policy in Colombia. Complete coverage for $210 per month. At 65 years old! It was the best insurance policy I have ever had.

The CR caja insurance is worthless. The Colombian 'caja' might be better. I say might be. The Colombian caja is good for immediate care. For long term it is questionalbe. Again. Bring your medication with you if going to Colombia.

Chesscat
07-17-13, 18:26
How did you like living in Medellin? Tell us about it please.


I lived in Costa Rica for 13 years up until 2 years ago. Then I live in Medellin for 7 months. I can tell you a few things. Not everything. And I will make some subjective remarks also. A colonoscopy in Costa Rica costa costs $300+ any polups. In Colombia it is $180! Both are at top hospitals. Some medications in Costa Rica that cost $1. 00 per pill are almost $4. 00 in Colombia. Generally speaking. Brand name medications cost a LOT more in Colombia or are not even available. In my opinion Medical care in Medellin costs much less than CR. The quality. Give me Colombia anytime. The Medellin hospitals and clinics are 1st class. Maybe better than the USA. Maybe. I had a private health care policy in Colombia. Complete coverage for $210 per month. At 65 years old! It was the best insurance policy I have ever had.

The CR caja insurance is worthless. The Colombian 'caja' might be better. I say might be. The Colombian caja is good for immediate care. For long term it is questionalbe. Again. Bring your medication with you if going to Colombia.

Almotu
07-17-13, 22:07
I lived in Costa Rica for 13 years up until 2 years ago. Then I live in Medellin for 7 months. I can tell you a few things. Not everything. And I will make some subjective remarks also. A colonoscopy in Costa Rica costa costs $300+ any polups. In Colombia it is $180! Both are at top hospitals. Some medications in Costa Rica that cost $1. 00 per pill are almost $4. 00 in Colombia. Generally speaking. Brand name medications cost a LOT more in Colombia or are not even available. In my opinion Medical care in Medellin costs much less than CR. The quality. Give me Colombia anytime. The Medellin hospitals and clinics are 1st class. Maybe better than the USA. Maybe. I had a private health care policy in Colombia. Complete coverage for $210 per month. At 65 years old! It was the best insurance policy I have ever had.

The CR caja insurance is worthless. The Colombian 'caja' might be better. I say might be. The Colombian caja is good for immediate care. For long term it is questionalbe. Again. Bring your medication with you if going to Colombia.I would like more information about how you were able to sort out your health care. Are you currently living in Medellin or Colombia? (for that matter) Are your costs based on your age? I wouldn't mind getting some tests done when I visit in the Fall since the prices you quoted are way cheaper than in the US.

Mule69
06-17-17, 00:45
Does anyone have a referral who has had first hand experience with a dentist in Cartagena who specifically does cosmetic dentistry?

Your kindness in sharing this referral will be greatly appreciated!Dental Spa in Castillo Grande is a first rate dental clinic Dr Covo speaks English and I highly recommend him! They have a website with pricing.

Woodman09
02-21-19, 06:19
Dr Camilo Novoa Bolivar.

I have a few implants with crowns from Dr Camilo. Very satisfied paid $300/$350 each.

He has a nice clinic. He is a Professor of Implantology at Javeriana University.

Carrera 20 # 125-38 - Oficina 101.

Barrio: Santa beárbara Occidental Bogota.

Bill
03-03-19, 01:32
Anyone have first hand experience with this? I googled a few clinics and they are selling services under $1000/ eye. Supposedly a Colombian doctor that started it all.

DeepXliv
04-15-19, 18:22
Anyone have any recommendations on places to get veneers?

LionBacker
05-23-19, 12:03
Dr Camilo Novoa Bolivar.

I have a few implants with crowns from Dr Camilo. Very satisfied paid $300/$350 each.

He has a nice clinic. He is a Professor of Implantology at Javeriana University.

Carrera 20 # 125-38 - Oficina 101.

Barrio: Santa berbara Occidental Bogota.Does he speak English?

Woodman09
05-29-19, 16:22
Does he speak English?Yes, but not too well, he is an excellent dentist.

Re Dr Camilo Novoa Bolivar.

I have a few implants with crowns from Dr Camilo. Very satisfied paid $300/$350 each.

He has a nice clinic. He is a Professor of Implantology at Javeriana University.

Carrera 20 # 125-38 - Oficina 101.

Barrio: Santa Barbara Occidental Bogota.

Magaman
06-03-19, 07:59
I would like more information about how you were able to sort out your health care.I'm going to jump in with I've found recently. There are some people who live in the USA, but have their private health insurance in Colombia apparently. They only get emergency care in the USA. If they require anything else the visit Colombia http://caliadventurer.com/health-insurance-in-colombia/ Seems pretty smart. Probably way better than going to the VA.

Charm City Dave
06-19-19, 23:57
Will be in MDE when I am due for my periodic STI check. Any recommendations on where to get it done. I wanted to get it done in Angeles once and the doc I went to told me they just proscribe antibiotics at any suspicion of infection. I prefer to get the lab tests (reliably) completed.

Orgasm Donor
10-17-20, 00:12
Earlier this year I was in San Diego and on a Friday evening I had some pain in a molar. I needed a root canal and a crown. Searched around for dentists in Tijuana open on weekends and decided on a dentist office called "I LOVE MY DENTIST" excellent work done in a day. About $750 USD.

What I was most impressed with is that they had Computer Modeling of Crown meaning they didn't have to stick that modeling clay in your mouth to get an impression, they just carefully scanned with a camera. Additionally when it came to final fitting which is the most tedious and critical part of the affair where usually you have to bite down on a piece of carbon paper, tell them if it feels right, they grind some more ad infinitum after you already spent several hours in the chair.

With the computer modeled crown, it fit perfectly on the first go. I was amazed and VERY impressed.

Anyhow I would love to hear if there are any dentists in Medellin that use this process.

Cheers!

Edward Q
10-30-21, 16:25
Can someone recommend a dentist in Medellin? Just routine stuff. The names in the forum are old. I appreciate your help. Traveling in December.

Thanks.

EQ.

Md955
11-01-21, 01:14
Can someone recommend a dentist in Medellin? Just routine stuff. The names in the forum are old. I appreciate your help. Traveling in December.

Thanks.

EQ.I've used Clinica Artica. They're in Poblado area. They're a little more expensive than most places in the city but the office is nice and looks pretty new, and in a newer office building with a decent amount of security. They also speak English, which is another reason I went there. I can speak fluent Spanish, but when it comes to medical terms I want to be clear in English. And by a little more expensive I mean like maybe 60,000 COP more than other places, but that's really nothing for tourists. Look them up and message them on WhatsApp.

Edward Q
07-22-22, 17:08
Need a root canal done. Does anyone know a good dentist in Bogota? I'll be in Bogota in November and need to arrange this.

Thank you in advance for the recommendation.