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They were great there. It took no time before I was seen by the doctor, put on an I.V. and given medication to help settle my stomach. After about two hours my blood tests were back and I was admitted to a private room where I stayed for two days. The staff were attentive and kind and two of my nurses spoke perfect English, as did my doctor and his assistant. I really do not know what I would have done without the help of my friend Tim and also Alex and LeAnn (our real-estate agent) who both came to the hospital, spoke to the staff initially and had me all signed in and settled into my room before I knew it. My room was modern and sparkling clean with a lovely view out over Merida. The T.V. had plenty of English speaking channels and a large well equipped bathroom. This is only my second stay in a hospital in my life and my room was almost exactly the same as the one in Atlanta, fancy bed and all.
If Alex, Chris and LeAnn are the type of people who make up the expat community in Merida then I am looking forward to being part of it.
Oh, and my whole stay in hospital with medication and everything came to about $1500.00U.S. but it was all covered by my medical insurance back here in the U.S. so I get it all back. I had also taken out travel insurance before I left ($20 through Delta). I figured since I was staying in Merida for the month and if my primary medical did not cover any of it then they did! Awesome...