The English Speaker’s Guide to Doctors & Hospitals in Mexico is a comprehensive, up-to-date directory of English-speaking medical practitioners, specialists and hospitals in Mexico and recommended by trusted resources. The guide is organized by location and type of practitioner or specialist, which makes it quick and easy to find the medical care providers you need while living in or visiting Mexico. The guide covers over 90 different locations across Mexico, including all the major towns and cities, and many of the secondary towns and small settlements near them. Where English-speaking specialists are available, you will find listings for dermatologists, endocrinologists, fertility specialists, gastroenterologists, gynecologists, hematologists, internists, neurologists, obstetricians, oncologists, orthopedists, pathologists, pediatricians, plastic surgeons, psychiatrists, psychologists, radiologists, surgeons, traumatologists, urologists, etc.
Written by award-winning science and medicine writer Monica Rix Paxson, author of The English Speaker’s Guide to Medical Care in Mexico and researcher and author Luis Felipe García Pérez.
FAQs about The English Speaker’s Guide Doctors & Hospitals in Mexico
Q. Why isn’t there a neurologist listed in the town where I live? There are lots of expats here.
A. The book lists doctors who speak English (or have someone on their staff who does). There may be a neurologist who speaks Spanish only OR there may not be a neurologist in your town. Some specialists are rare in some parts of Mexico.
Q. Can’t I just find these listings in the phone book?
A. Typically ads or listings in the phone book don’t mention if the doctor speaks English or not. Nor do the doctors listed come with recommendations. The doctors in this book come with recommendations from a number of sources.
Q. I need treatment, but I don’t know which specialist to go to. What do I do?
A. Start by seeing a general practitioner or internist. He or she will be able to recommend the next steps to take.
Q. I am planning to move to Mexico, but I have a heart condition and need to have a cardiologist. Where should I live?
A. This book will help you find a location with the specialist you need. But don’t wait to contact them until after you move here. Pick up with phone and call today. Is this someone you can understand? Someone who understands you? Are they retiring next year or will they be here when you arrive?
Q. Aren’t there IMSS or Seguro Popular hospitals in my town? Why aren’t they listed?
A. The book only lists private hospitals where there is someone on staff who speaks English. Anyone can be treated at a private hospital. While you may qualify for treatment at a public hospital, you must register for IMSS or Seguro Popular in advance and it is unlikely that there will be anyone there who speaks English.
Q. I thought this book would have more than directory listings. I need more information about how things work in Mexico.
A. You will find comprehensive information about medical care in Mexico in this book’s companion volume, also available on Amazon.com here: https://www.amazon.com/English-Speakers-Guide-Medical-Mexico/dp/194279004X/