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I need a general doctor in Medellin, but am on a budget. I dont need an english speaking doctor (if they are more expensive) because i have a friend who offered to come with me and translate. I would just like a good doctor and one that hopefully doesnt charge more just because im a gringa. (its for a bladder infection)

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    Hi, Katrina from WorldNomads.com here. I hope you found a local doctor to help you out. Just wondering if you're travelling with travel insurance? If you are, then the emergency medical assistance service (the main reason to buy travel insurance), should be able to help you out. If you're not - just wondering why you decided to travel without it? Is is because you're travelling on a tight budget and wanted to spend your $s on your trip and not travel insurance? almost 9 years ago

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    Dr. Alejandro Echavarría en la Clínica Medellín El Poblado. Es un internista muy bueno, y serio que puede ayudarte. almost 9 years ago

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    Agree with Katrina - your travel insurance company should be able to recommend a medical practitioner who has been credentialed (checked) and then monitor you to make sure you're ok. In some cases, they can even pay directly to the doctor relieving you of the financial stress and ensuring you get looked after. Regardless of cost!

    Colombia is not a centre for medical excellence, shopping around for the cheapest doctor is not really the most sensible idea if you are seriously unwell. In fact, without wanting to cause you further stress, a cheaper option may end up causing you a lot more in the long run.

    If you do have travel insurance, they should accept your call reverse charge and make the appropriate arrangements for you.

    Good luck! almost 9 years ago

    Answered by LisaF via Site_iconWorldNomads.com
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    Oh sorry - just realised this was an older post.

    Hope you manager to get in to see a good doctor. almost 9 years ago

    Answered by LisaF via Site_iconWorldNomads.com
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    Katria and Lisa - neither of you have answered the question - but proceeded to drop in your own 2c. Everyone knows about travel insurance. Depending on the nature of a problem, a 'cheap' doctor might be just fine. If someone just wants a prescription then your comment is useless. There are plenty of doctors in the US, UK, and Australia, whom are in fact worse than doctors in Colombia. Why don't you refrain from answering a question if you don't actually know the answer. Or do the hard research and actually nominate a few doctors per her question. almost 5 years ago

    Answered by Sunny via Site_iconWorldNomads.com

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