Thursday, August 5, 2010

Love my Medical Care in Rio de Janeiro!

I have to say that I love the private doctors in Rio de Janeiro!  Love them! 

If you love them so much, why don't you marry them?  I would if I could but they just won't have me. 

I had to repeat my youngest's stool test to see if his little pest was gone.  Still here.  Rafa is a great source for good food and fun. 

So I called his pediatric gastrologist's office and she wasn't there.  You'll never guess what happened next!  They gave me her cell phone number!  I called and left a message.

Ah, too good to be true. There was no way I'd actually get to talk to her that easily. Wrong again, she called me back within 15 minutes to talk about my son!  And she's a specialist!

She perscribed the meds over the phone and like magic, it's all taken care of. 

This is the norm here!  I have all my doctor's cell phone numbers, except for the regular pediatrician but screw him.  I do have his home number. 

You can get in touch with any medicial professional at any time. It's the way the job works down here. 

Now, I'd hate this if my husband was a doctor. I get pissed when he gets work calls at 8pm, imagine me in the middle of the night. But he's not so not my problem.  

So note to self, if you marry a doctor in Rio de Janeiro, don't be surprised if he gets a phone call from me in the middle of the night.  Not to worry, it's not that kind of call. He already said no. 


  1. That is amazing! I have to lie and cheat my way into my pediatrician's office. Maybe my next husband will have to be Brazillan. :)

  2. brazillian! spelling is off. only half-way through my first cup of coffee.

  3. Too bad Americans are blinded to what is possible. A better system is out there.

    If I were to reccomend a profession to my child it would be to be an ear/nose/throat specialist --- because Americans keep cutting off thier nose to spite their face!

  4. Encouraging to hear. Now if only I can find English speaking doctors/pediatrician/dentists, I'll be all set ;-)

  5. You can Jean...and they will take your calls on nights or weekends.