Cardiology Doctor Visit Today

So, I waited over an hour but that included having my blood pressure checked, being weighed and measured, and an EKG. I waited longer than that for docs in Nashville I was paying big bucks for! This did not cost me a penny under the government healthcare plan call CAJA (an acrostic for something). Medicare for All is what you guys in the states should do. And as a Senior Adult (adulto mayor) I rode the bus to and from Alajuela for free! They treat us old people nice in Costa Rica, even foreigners! I do pay a monthly fee for CAJA kind of like we do for Medicare in the States and for me about the same price. BUT, this pays 100% of everything, doctors, hospitals, surgeries, procedures, prescriptions!

As I already knew, my arteries were shown to be clear in the angiogram I had in August. I have an appointment (cita) to see Dr. Hernandez (el cardiólogo) again in August 2018 with a separate appointment for the lab 10 days before to get my blood analyzed. And enough prescriptions to keep me on Atenolol & baby aspirin until then. Both Rxs are free for me but I need a new paper prescription each month, only one month at a time supply allowed!—so the doc gave me 10 prescriptions!  🙂   I get them filled at our local CAJA Clinic here in Atenas Central. 


Now back to birding and other fun retirement activities. Life is good! And a trip next week which you will soon hear about! 


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