Navigating Specific Medical Services in La Paz: Your Comprehensive Guide

man in white scrubs wearing green mask

Stepping foot into a new city, whether for a brief visit or a more extended stay, can be both exhilarating and overwhelming. The allure of new sights, sounds, and experiences beckons, yet amidst the excitement, one must also consider the practicalities of maintaining one’s health and well-being.

Whether you find yourself in La Paz, the capital city of Baja California Sur, as a visitor or a resident, understanding how to access quality medical services is paramount.

The La Paz city letters in bright colours on the Malecon boardwalkWith a roster of well-respected and highly educated practitioners ready to provide compassionate care, La Paz stands as a beacon of medical excellence. For both urgent medical attention or preventive care, the medical professionals in La Paz are committed to delivering high-quality services tailored to meet your individual needs.

While Spanish serves as the lingua franca of everyday communication, it’s reassuring to note that many healthcare providers in the city possess proficient English language skills, ensuring clear and effective communication with patients. Specifically, the providers listed within this article are all bilingual, unless otherwise noted.

In this guide, I’ll outline a comprehensive list of medical recommendations, covering a spectrum of specialties, to empower you to navigate the healthcare landscape of La Paz with confidence and peace of mind. From dentistry to dermatology, acupuncture to diagnostic imaging, rest assured that quality healthcare is readily accessible in this vibrant coastal city.

Dermatology:

health practitioner hand giving laser skin treatment to client arm
Photo by Farhad Ibrahimzade on Unsplash

Numede Clinic

– Dermatologist: Dra. Perla Aguilar
– Contact: Personal line 612-153-6235 | Office 612-122-4766 | Email vanedp_derma@hotmail.com
– Location: Guillermo Prieto #1465, at the corner of Avenida Reforma (Google Map link)

Skin Wellness Dermatology

– Dermatologist: Dr. Victor Hugo Avila Lopez
– Contact: Office 612-183-0295
– Location: Soriana shopping center, Blvd. Constituyentes de 1975 #4120 (Google Maps link)

Ophthalmology:

Dr. Fausto Ortiz Lechuga

– Services: General eyecare plus surgery with advanced medical equipment
– Contact: Office 612-124-1651 | Email drlechuga@prodigy.net.mx
– Location: Delfines #110 in Fidepaz Hospital complex (Google Maps link)

Internist (General Practitioner for adults only):

Dr. Buenaventura Diaz

– Contact: Office 612-124-1001 | Email drdiazlop50@hotmail.com
– Location: Delfines #110 Suite 15, Fidepaz Hospital complex (Google Maps link)

Dr. Fernando Villanueva

– Contact: 624-184-4917
– Location: Calle Pera #69 (Google Maps link)

Dental Care:

dental models on desk. Section of jaw showing implants and tooth structures below the gums
Photo by Jonathan Borba on Unsplash

Dental LD CEREC

– Dentist: Dr. Leonel Guzman
– Services: CEREC crowns, dental resins, cleanings, extractions, endodontics, implants

– Contact: Office 612-129-5657 | WhatsApp 612-296-8020 | Email cerecdentistmx@gmail.com
– Location: Alvaro Obregon (aka the Malecon) #2140, Local 1-B, between Allende and Benito Juarez (Google Maps link)

Arte Dental Essex

– Dentist: Dr. Yxchel Clavel Guitirrez

– Services: cosmetic dentistry, implants, cleanings, whitening, porcelain veneers, crowns

– Contact: Office 612-122-3136 | Email dentalessexlapaz@yahoo.com
– Location: Durango #641 (Google Map link)

Specialized Dental Care:

Dental Del Mar

– Dentist: Dr. Eduardo Talamantes Saenz, Endodontist
– Contact: Office 612-122-2202
– Location: Plaza Reforma on Avenida Reforma, corner of Ignacio Ramirez (Google Maps link)

Acupuncture:

Acupuntura Tradicional China

– Practitioner: Dr. Chung
– Contact: Office 612-125-3500
– Location: Calle Gral. Felix Ortega Aguilar #3055 (Google Maps link)

Physiotherapy/Osteopathy:

Mike Azencott

– Services: Osteotherapy, physiotherapy, fasciatherapy, 3D orthopedic printing; speaks French, Spanish and English
– Contact: Office 553-935-4504 | Email mazencott@gmail.com
– Location: in Centenario at Plaza Centenario (Google Maps link) and on Calle Colima #200, between Revolucion and Michoacan (Google Maps link)
– Note: Offers sliding scale payment

PACES Physiotherapy and Osteopath

– Practitioner: Ana Sofia Pino Ceja
– Contact: Office 612-104-5923
– Location: Calle Ignacio Altamirano #222 (Google Maps link)

Diagnostic Imaging:

Numede Ultrasonido Especializado y Radiodiagnostico

– Services: Xray and Ultrasound; little to no English spoken
– Contact: Office 612-122-6255
– Location: Guillermo Prieto #1465 A, corner of Avenue Reforma (Google Maps link)

Diagnostico Lomas La Paz (Sadat Laboratorio)

– Services: Xray, Ultrasound, MRI, CT scan; little to no English spoken
– Contact: Office 667-690-6590 | WhatsApp 667-468-9431)
– Location: Calle Cauhtemoc #NO STREET NUMBER, corner of Heroes de Independencia (Google Maps link)

Massage:

hands giving back massage in clinical setting
Photo by Toa Heftiba on Unsplash

Serenity Spa

– Services: Relaxing, deep tissue, sports, prenatal, reflexology, post-operative massages
– Contact: 612-117-9553
– Location: Marquez de Leon #710, corner of Calle Gomez Farias (Google Maps link)

Pharmacy:

Dax

– Offerings: Health & beauty, housewares, seasonal items, and more
– Locations: Soriana shopping center, Blvd. Constituyentes #4120 (Google Maps link) and downtown on Calle Agustin Arriola #16 (Google Maps Link)

Emergency Room Services:

smiling woman in hospital bed with smiling male doctor at her bedside
Photo by National Cancer Institute on Unsplash

Salvatierra Public Hospital

– Offerings: Average emergency response capabilities and in-house specialists, little to no English, longer wait times than the private hospitals; free healthcare for temporary or permanent residents, very affordable services for pay-per-service tourists on a budget
– Location: Avenue de los Deportistas #86 (Google Maps link)

Fidepaz Private Hospital

– Offerings: Full emergency response capabilities, in-house specialists; private insurance accepted or pay-per-service
– Location: Calle de Delfines #110 (Google Maps link)

Medical Center La Paz Private Hospital

– Offerings: Full emergency response capabilities, in-house specialists; private insurance accepted or pay-per-service
– Location: Avenue Pez Vela #NO STREET NUMBER (Google Maps link)

General Advice for Finding Medical Specialists:

When seeking medical assistance, in general, here are 3 tips:

  1. consider utilizing platforms like Doctoralia.com for research and patient reviews (note: the in-website appointment booking feature appears to be glitchy in La Paz; better to make an appointment with the specialist directly).
  2. explore local Facebook community groups for firsthand recommendations and reviews (try the search function first, to view previous posts on the same subject).
  3.  leverage the power of Google for customer ratings and to search for further in-depth information about a particular specialist.

In LaPaz, your health is a priority, and with these trusted recommendations, you can navigate the medical landscape with confidence. Whether it’s a routine check-up or specialized care, know that quality medical services are within reach in this serene coastal paradise.

Disclaimer:
The information provided in this blog article is for educational and informational purposes only and solely as a self-help tool for your own use. Service providers have been chosen based on internet visibility, bilingualism, and customer testimonials. Prior positive testimonials do not guarantee that current or future clients will have the same experience. All information is up-to-date, as well as could be confirmed, as of February 2024.

 

By: Terri Lynn Manna

Follow Trip&homes on Instagram and Facebook, or click the Subscribe button on our homepage to be the first to receive special offers and more travel tips like this!

 

Terri Lynn Manna

Terri Lynn Manna is an avid writer based between La Paz, Mexico, and Montreal, Canada, where she draws inspiration from the waterways and wilderness that surround her. With over 50 countries stamped in her passport, she's a seasoned backpacker who shares her insights on travel practicalities and the myriad adventures waiting to be experienced.

Related posts

women doing yoga poses in a rustic studio with large windows

Staying Active in La Paz, Baja California Sur: Embracing Fitness on Your Holiday

Are you ready to dive into an active holiday in La Paz, Baja California Sur? This vibrant city is not just about... Read More

solo black car driving on 2-lane highway through desert mountain terrain

Part 2 of 2 – Mastering Mexican Roads: Your Guide to Local Driving Customs and Regulations

We’re back again for Part Two of our mini-series on Mexican roads! Traveling through Mexico by car or campervan promises an exhilarating... Read More

Yellow Volkswagen Westfalia driving through red rock canyon desert road

Part 1 of 2 – Navigating Mexico’s Roads: Essential Tips for Foreign Drivers

Embarking on a road trip through Mexico is an adventure filled with excitement and cultural exploration. However, navigating the country’s roads requires... Read More

Join The Discussion

Buscar

April 2024

  • M
  • T
  • W
  • T
  • F
  • S
  • S
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
  • 14
  • 15
  • 16
  • 17
  • 18
  • 19
  • 20
  • 21
  • 22
  • 23
  • 24
  • 25
  • 26
  • 27
  • 28
  • 29
  • 30

May 2024

  • M
  • T
  • W
  • T
  • F
  • S
  • S
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
  • 14
  • 15
  • 16
  • 17
  • 18
  • 19
  • 20
  • 21
  • 22
  • 23
  • 24
  • 25
  • 26
  • 27
  • 28
  • 29
  • 30
  • 31
0 Adults
0 Children
Mascotas
Buscar

April 2024

  • M
  • T
  • W
  • T
  • F
  • S
  • S
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
  • 14
  • 15
  • 16
  • 17
  • 18
  • 19
  • 20
  • 21
  • 22
  • 23
  • 24
  • 25
  • 26
  • 27
  • 28
  • 29
  • 30
0 Huespedes

Compare listings

Compare

Compare experiences

Compare