HOSPITAL CLINICA

Located at Carretera Oriente #33 in Ajijic on the mountain side at Javier Mina.  Dr. Alfredo Rodríguez Quintan is the Medical Director. This medical center has doctors and nurses on call 24/7. As you walk into this blue-sided building, there is a large desk on the right staffed by a bi-lingual staff member. There is a waiting area to the left, and there are both stairs and ramps leading to the upper floors. The staff direct patients to appropriate areas for their appointments. Reasonable prices are listed as is “English spoken”.  Services are available by appointment, and their bi-lingual brochure lists “Cardiologist-Internist, Traumatology and Orthopedics, ENT, Ophthalmologist, Dentist, Dermatologist, Surgical packages for all specialties, Gynecologist, Plastic surgeon, General Surgery, Urologist, Pediatrician, Family doctor, house calls and medical check-ups”. They advertise an Emergency Room, Operating Room, Private rooms, Oxygen Inhalotherapy, X-rays, lab tests, mobile intensive care unity/air ambulance.” Their telephone number is (376) 766 – 0662 and (376) 766 – 0500.

MEDIJIC

A new clinic in Ajijic, this is located on the mountain side, Careterra Oriente #23 just east of Marcos Castallanos in Ajijic. At present, the clinic is in the process of transforming the space from a restaurant into a medical clinic. It has open waiting areas in the central garden, treatment and exam rooms, as well as a check-in desk, and it is staffed by American doctors licensed to practice in Mexico. They offer Urgent Care 24/7, ambulance service and AirLink Air Ambulance in Guadalajara (affiliated), plus direct billing to many different types of insurance including: Tricare, Champus and FMP. They also take credit cards, echecks, and PayPal. Their business manager is Dr. Ian Fischmann; their Medical Director is Dr. William Dickson. They have four medical doctors and will be adding two more by the end of 2012. Medijic website: http://www.medijic.com/

CLINICA MASKARAS

Located at Hidalgo #79G in Riberas Del Pilar on the lake side of the Carretera. The clinic opens to a desk on the right where patients check in. There is a waiting area near the desk, and the exam and treatment rooms are on the second floor, accessible by stairs or elevator. Headed by Dr. Ramon Garcia as the Medical Director, the clinic has a number of other specialists who practice through the clinic. There is a radiology lab available next door, a lab and a pharmacy all related to this operation and all in the same block. This is the only clinic at Lakeside that currently offers “the American plan”. That is a plan with payment of an annual fee which buys a year of doctor visits, and a discount is offered on X-rays, EKG’s, lab work and certain tests. Local telephone number: (376) 765 – 4805.