David Taxi Fares

When I returned to David, I took a taxi home. The rates in David are more expensive, if you catch a taxi at the airport.

Two of us rode all the way from Albrook Mall to San Francisco in Panama City for $4.00.

The short ride from the airport to El Terronal cost $7.00 for two. In this case, the price of taxi’s in PC are cheaper than in David.

Visit To INDELCO in Clinica San Fernando

My eye exam was in the Clinica San Fernando in Panama City. This is a very modern and well equipped medical facility. The actual exam was done by INDELCO (Instituto de Laser y Cirugia Ocular).

I really did not know what to expect on the eye exam. Had I known more about it, I would have prepared better. The exam was basically to take photos of both eyes at 5 minute intervals after an injection of Fluorescein. Continue reading

Cinta Costera de Panama City

On my trip to Panama City, I took a cab from the Albrook Mall to San Francisco. The cab driver used the new Cinta Costera, which was under construction on my last trip in December of 2008.

This new double decked expressway opened a week before my trip. The drive from Albrook Mall to San Francisco took about a third of the time it would have taken driving any other way.

I probably should have taken more photos this time, but I just didn’t think about it until we were about ready to exit the Cinta Costera. This is a very nice improvement for Panama City. I have heard that they made some mistakes, but I don’t know what they are. To me it was the best ride I have ever had on Panama City streets.

Panama City Doctors

Recently, I have had a few people searching for Doctors and finding an old post that references a dead URL. I requested information from the US Embassy and received the following. Unfortunately, these are only in the Panama City area and doesn’t cover the other provinces.

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UNITED STATES EMBASSY PANAMA

CONSULAR SECTION

CONSULAR INFORMATION SHEETS

E-Mail: Panama-VISAS@state.gov

LIST OF HOSPITALS AND PHYSICIANS IN THE PANAMA CONSULAR DISTRICT

The American Embassy Panama, assumes no responsibility for the professional ability or reputation of the persons or medical facilities whose names appear on the following list.

There are many medical and dental facilities available in Panama City. The telephone numbers of some of these institutions are:

HOSPITAL NACIONAL 207-8100

www.hospitalnacional.com

mercadeo@hospitalnacional.com

Hospital Punta Pacifica 204-8000

www.hospitalpuntapacifica.com

CENTRO MEDICO PAITILLA 265-8800/269-5222

clininfo@psi.net.pa

CLINICA HOSPITAL SAN FERNANDO 229-3800/229-0300

HOSPITAL PEDIATRICO 229-2299/229-2477

www.hospitalsanfernando.com

mercadeo@hospitalsanfernado.com

SANTO TOMAS HOSPITAL 227-4122/225-1738

(Panama Public Hospital)

PANAMA MEDICAL ASSOCIATION 263-7622/7758

223-5555

All the listed institutions have English speaking physicians.

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