I recently had time to visit with Dr. Gonzalez between bloody faces and broken arms to learn more about what he is doing. I marvel that we don’t lose more young people due to stupidity when driving quads and rhinos. It is a good thing I don’t get faint around blood or I would not have made it during our visit. Dr. Gonzalez always has a smile and you can recognize him by his cowboy boots. He is a very humble person and always has time for us. So with this I will begin my story.
Many of our readers ask about medical care and while I have touched on it quite a bit, this is something you should all know about. Under the very capable medical doctor and his staff, Dr. Jesus Gonzalez-Gaytan is announcing that the Sandy Beach Medical Center is open and will be “Your All-In-One Medical Services Health Care Destination”. It is in the same location as it has been on Sandy Beach, but now Dr. Gonzalez will have full control of the practice. For those of you who don’t know Dr. Gonzalez -Gaytan, he is an internist who has practiced for many years in the US and Mexico and is very well respected. It has always been a goal of his to provide affordable yet excellent health care and at last he has accomplished what he set out to do. Over the years he has personally taken care of me when one of my medications sent me into shock or when one of my allergies made my throat swell up and the care has been outstanding. He has an assistant there who is the only person I have ever received a shot from that it did not hurt.
If you are a full time resident here in Rocky Point or spend a lot of time here, you may want to join the program and it open is open to anyone.
The member benefits are in English and Spanish. Dr. Ron and Judy Ridgway will be the people you need to contact regarding signing up and answering all your questions. You can purchase the membership up front as a couple living in the same house for ($1,200 USD) or single person ($700 USD) cash or check, IVA included. There will also be a payment plan if needed , but the Ridgways’ can tell you more about that.
One of the main benefits is that now you will have a doctor in Puerto Peñasco who knows you and your medical history. You will be able to have unlimited office visits and expert medical care, but another important part is the skills of the staff to take care of you should there be an emergency. For people with heart issues, the fact that they will know your back ground, so that they may consult immediately with your US or Canadian doctor is so important. Once you join, you will get a copy of your records from you doctors in the US or Canada and they will be on file here.
You will also be covered for most lab work and X-rays. There will also be coverage for some injections and huge discounts from their pharmacy or participating pharmacies in Puerto Peñasco. You will have local transportation provided, should you become ill and it is determined you should not be driving to the clinic. There are so many things covered that you really need to contact the Ridgways’ today.
Please feel free to stop by and say hello to Dr. Gonzalez and his wife Miram and let them show you around. I know you will be impressed. It is located on Sandy Beach Road just before the left turn into the Sonoran SPA and SEA. You will recognize the 4 story white building with the green ambulance and desert rail in green for desert rescues.
Here is the contact information for the Ridgway’s.
Dr. Ron and Judy Ridgway, Calle M #10 La Cholla, Puerto Penasco, Sonora, Mexico 83550 or mail them at P.O. Box 186, Lukeville, AZ 85341-83550. Their US phone is (602) 539- 0017, Mexico Land Line (638) 382-5194 and cell at (638) 107-7162 or 7163.
Again from all of us at www.Puerto-Penasco.com thanks for liking us. Come down and stay awhile.
Hey guys, so I decided my first blog post would be about my most recent trip to Rocky Point and a little trouble we experienced, but since we were properly prepared we were able to handle the situation with ease. I went to Rocky Point with a group of 8 friends for spring break and stayed in Princesa. It was one of the most enjoyable trips of my life, but we also encountered a small mishap.
It was about mid day when our group of girl friends that came with us decided to go on a banana boat, one of the many beach activities you can enjoy while in Rocky Point. There are risks that are involved in doing any kind of beach activity whether you are playing volleyball, or para sailing it is always possible for you to get injured you just have to do your best to be safe while you are doing it and take all the necessary precautions. Unfortunately when the girls were riding the banana boat they were taking a quick turn and the banana boat flipped over on it’s side (usually harmless because you are falling in the water). When the boat flipped over all the girls fell on top of each other and one of the girls hit her face against someone’s elbow. When she came out of the water she realized she had a large gash on her left cheekbone that needed stitches. When she came to the beach I immediately saw how deep the cute was and had to act quickly. I remembered that Sandy Beach Clinic was right behind the resort we were at. It took us 30 seconds to drive there from the Sonoran Sun Resort. I contacted my mother (who was in the US) and had her call in beforehand, so when we got there Dr. Gonzalez was ready to assist us and stitch up our friend Emily within 10 minutes of arriving at Sandy Beach Medical Clinic.
Although the Sandy Beach Clinic was right behind the resort, we came to Rocky Point prepared with the numbers we had to call in case of an Emergency. I recommend having these numbers either programmed into your phone already, or having a place where you can easily access them. If you have an emergency you want to be able to act swiftly to ensure that the person who needs help is getting immediate medical attention.
Pic from www.sbmcrockypoint.net
Accidents are unpredictable, but you want to make sure you do everything you can to avoid them. Take all the necessary precautions when you are doing any kind of beach or motorsport activity. If an accident does happen, don’t lose your cool and remember than Sandy Beach Clinic is a right behind all of the resorts and they perfectly fit to helping any of your medical needs. Here is a list of Emergency Numbers in Rocky Point that you should take with you in your trip.
Emergency Phones in Rocky Point
For international dialing add 011 + 52 +(phone number) Fire Department (638) 383-2828 “068” Local Police Department (638) 383-2626 “060” State Police Department (638) 383-2783 Blvd. López Portillo y Av. Puerto de la Paz Red Cross (638) 383-2266 Blvd. Fremont #94 Col. El Mirador Urban Health Center (638) 388-9069 General Hospital (638) 102-0423 Rio Suchiate Col. Brisas del Golfo Mexican Social Security Institute (638) 383-2777 Juan de la Barrera y Nicolás Bravo Clinica Sandy Beach Urgent Care (638) 388-7676 Blvd. Costero Col. Sandy Beach Urban Health Center (638) 388-7676 Blvd. Costero Col. Sandy Beach San Jose Urgent Care Clinic (638) 383-5121 Blvd. Benito Juárez Y Guillermo Prieto Santa Fe Urgent Care Clinic (638) 383-2447 Simón Morúa y Guillermo Prieto Esquina Santa Maria Clinic (638) 383-2440 Niños Héroes #37 entre Simón Morúa y Aquiles Serdán Civil Protection Department (638) 383-6868 Blvd. Fremont 111-1 Navy Department (638) 383-2600 From a Telcel cell phone *SOS MARINA
Other helpful phone numbers… City Hall (638) 108-2200 US Consulate (631) 313-4820 Tourism Office (638) 388-0446 Green Angels (638) 383-2626 Electricity Company (638) 383-2394 DIF Municipal organization (638) 383-6145 Waste Management Department (638) 383-4909 Immigration (638) 383-2526 Airport (638) 383-6097 Children Orphanage House (638) 383-2378 Home for the Elderly (638) 383-2599