I should mention that Enrique speaks basically fluent English. I asked how he learned to speak so well, and he told me that while he was attending medical school in Guadalajara, he happened to be in the same study group as a couple of American boys, who where also there at the time. The Americans were highly motivated to learn Spanish, so that they could have something more to say to their Mexican girlfriends than just como estas and gracias, so they agreed to only speak Spanish in front of Enrique, and he would only speak English in front of them. They all agreed to be kind about each others mistakes, and shortly thereafter, Enrique lost his fear of talking out loud, and quickly got to the point where he was no longer translating as he was speaking, but developing a real fluency. Since then, he reads as much as he can in English, and almost half of his current patients are Americans or Canadians, so he gets to practice a lot.

Enrique's new MRI lab is called RESOMAZ (RESONANCIA MAGNETICA DE MAZATLAN), and is located at Plaza las Conchas, number 17. This is the small professional center, just across the street from the Sharp hospital and also across the stree from Sam's club. His phone number there is 986-6122 or 986-6684, and the office hours are from 7 am to 7 pm. You can also reach him via email at emock@resomaz.com and on the web at http://www.resomaz.com A price of an MRI is approximately $400 US. In addition to MRIs, his Resomaz diagnostic center also offers X-ray, ultrasound, and soon mamograms. Prices are $15 US for an X-ray, and $40 US for an ultrasound, and include both the imaging and writing the report. He will be happy to translate the report into English if you request it, for no additional charge. Also he is in the process of working with a business manager to make accepting foreign insurance plans easy for the visitor.

Visitor Specials

I'm sure the last thing you want to do during your vacation is visit a doctor, but sometimes it just might be the best thing you can do. If your HMO or insurance plan is refusing to cover the MRI that you feel you need to get to the bottom of your problem, consider taking a few hours of your vacation and paying us a visit. It just might be the best time and money you ever spent. Here are some special packages I've put together that should make this visit almost painless to your wallet!

Please note that all prices below are in US dollars.

Bronze level

Clinical History/Physical exam. EKG, Lab (Blood cell count, blood chemistry, urine exam), Chest x-ray, ultrasound of the abdomen for $200. Include a 1 region MRI for an additional $600.

Silver level

Clinical History/Physical exam, EKG, Lab(Blood cells count, Blood Chemistry, Colesterol levels with HDL/LDL fractions "good and bad colesterol" , Urine exam), Chest X-ray, Ultrasound of the Abdomen and Pelvis plus STRESS TEST a Trendmill specially designed to study the heart rhythm under "stress" so any arrythmias or ischemia (lack of adequate oxygen supply during exercise) could be detected. The base price for this exam is $350. The following extras can be added to base price of all of exams.
One region MRI $400
One region MRI with Gadolinium $500
Two region MRI $550
An MRI Body scan (Brain, Spine, abdomen, pelvis) $1700

Blue Gold (for the gentlemen)

Clinical History/Physical Exam, EKG, Lab (Blood cell count, Blood Chemistry, Colesterol levels with HDL/LDL fractions, Urine exam, Liver function tests and PSA levels (Prostatic specific antigen), Chest x-ray, Ultrasound of the abdomen, Transrectal Ultrasound, Stress test and Ecocardiogram (to evaluate shape, size and mobility of the heart). The base price is $500.

Pink Gold (for the ladies)

Clinical History/Physical Exam, EKG, Lab (Blood Cell count, Blood Chemistry, Colesterol levels with HDL/LDL fractions, Urine exam, Liver Function tests and PAP smear (for detection of cervicouterine cancer), Chest x-ray, Ultrasound of the abdomen, Transvaginal Ultrasound, Mammogram and Bone Densitometry The base price is $600.

Platinum

Clinical History/Physical Exam, EKG, Lab (same as gold but with the gender variants), Chest x-ray, Ultrasound of the abdomen and Transvaginal or Transrectal ultrasound, Mamogram, stress test, ecocardiogram, bone densitometry plus Doppler Ultrasound of the Carotid arteries and veins and arteries of the legs (to rule out potential areas of stenosis or narrowing or the arteries and prevent thrombotic disorders or varicose veins in the limbs)
Base price - Men $750
Base price - Ladies $900

Who perform the studies?

The clinical history and physical will be performed by 2 family physicians (depending on the gender of the patient), the lab tests and samples will be collected by the staff of our associates from EILAB (a leading lab in Mazatlan), the x-ray studies will be performed by Dr.Mock s technical staff but the MRI and Ultrasound will be performed by Dr.Mock himself. The cardiological evaluation will be performed by Dr.Abraham Pacheco, a certified cardiologist who is also our associate. All of our medical staff speaks English.

Is an appointment necessary? Yes indeed. Be sure that you will have at least one morning free for sample collection, imaging studies (it depends on the amount of studies to be performed), clinical history and physical. The results and final report will be ready in two to three days (depending if PAP smear or PSA levels are obtained) and another appointment will be necessary for a full explanation of the findings, and also to provide some advise. An English written report will be delivered as well as the original films and lab results. We will open a chart for you for further evaluation in the years to come.

How can I pay? We accept Visa and Mastercard, but not American Express, so you can leave home without it, also traveler's checks and of course dollars and pesos. If you live here and have a Mexican account we can take a Mexican check.

Where is Resomaz?

We are conviently located just across the street from Sharp Hospital and Sam's Club. Any taxi can bring you to us. There is a large red Bannorte sign on the corner of Av. Rafael Buelna (the street that Valentino's and McDonalds are on) which marks where you should turn. Just continue around the corner until you see the Resomaz sign. We have our own parking lot as well. A map to Resomaz is at the left. You can click on it to see a larger version.

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