Medical Directory of Costa Rica


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Medical Specialists

Internal Medicine
In this major field, the general internist is a physician who provides long-term, comprehensive care dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of malfunctioning organs and systems within the body... specifically the diagnosis and nonsurgical treatment of both common illmesses and complex problems and diseases affecting the internal organs of the body, for individual ranging in age from adolescence to the elderly.
     Dr. Rodolfo Leal Vega
     Dr. Jorge Cortés Rodriguez
     Dr. Moisés Zomer Szyfer
     Dr. Nury Bysield Woolery

Gynecology, Obstetrics & Maternity
Provides a range of services for women of all ages, including routine obstetric and gynecologic care, management of high-risk pregnancy, cancer, health screenings, osteoporosis and infertility... specializing in the care given to women by treating diseases and disorders of the female productive system...and, Obstetrics - the care of women during pregnancy, childbirth, and the recuperative period following delivery.
     Dr. Emilio Araya Araya
     Dr. Francisco Chavarría Acuña
     Dr. Juan A. García Vargas
     Dra. Verónica McNally Meléndez
     Dr. Danilo Medina Angulo (Instituto de la Mujer)

Pediatric care includes critical care of neonates, newborns... and, the care and development of children of all ages... as well as diagnosis and treatment of common childhood illnesses and diseases.
     Dr. Miguel Ortiz Martín.
     Dr. José R. Vargas Brizuela
     Dra. Ana C Moya Sotela

Family Medicine
One of the newest and fastest growing medical specialties is family medicine, also known as family practice medicine. All ages and health problems are handled through this comprehensive and continuous care program and the main concern is with total health care of the individual and the family. The scope of family medicine practice is not limited by age, sex, organ system, or disease entity... and, physicians in this field consider the total person in treating illness and maintaining good health.
     Dr. Juan Bautista Pérez Valverde
     Dr. John Longworth Lewis
     Dr. Arturo Cabezas López

Ophthalmology Departmant provides state-of-the-art diagnosis, medical and surgical treatment of diseases and defects of the eye.
     Dr. Mariano Tovar Faja
     Dr. Manrique Ortiz Stradtmann
     Dr. José M. Goyenaga Pinzón

This branch of medicine focuses on the medical and surgical treatment of illness or injury of the ear, nose and throat.
     Dr. Antonio Brom Arana
     Dr. Mauricio Buitrago Poveda

Orthopedics, Traumatology & Surgery of the Hand
This Department of Orthopedics specialist provides diagnosis and treatment of virtually all diseases, disorders and injuries of the musculoskeletal system including the care of diseases of the muscles, and diseases, fractures, and deformities of the bones and joints... specializing in the reconstruction and surgical repair of injuries to the hand, a subspecialty of orthopedic surgery, that is limited to the musculoskeletal structure of the hands, including bone, muscle, and ligaments.
     Dr. Teodoro Picado Quirós

Includes Gastroenterology for its diagnosis, treatment and research protocols in a range of digestive diseases including chronic hepatitis, ulcers, cancer, and in the management of patients requiring liver transplantation. The physicians are adept in the use of diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy and laparoscopictechniques.
Full diagnostic and medical treatment programs utilize computerized video endoscopy, gastroscopy, colonoscopy, and rectoscopy techniques.
     Dr. Manuel Chaves Cervantes
     Dr. William Pérez Martínez

The diagnosis and treatment of skin diseases and disorders, benign and malignant disorders of the skin and related tissues, acne, rashes, warts, and so forth. The dermatologist also diagnoses and treats a number of diseases transmitted through sexual activity.
     Dra. Josephine Hernández López

The prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of mental, emotional, addictive, and behavioral disorders or illnesses and related behavior... by a medical doctor. These disorders include anxiety, substance abuse, depression and psychoses as well as developmental disorders.
     Dra. Mercedes Rivas Torres
     Dr. Luis C. Sancho Torres

Major & Minor Surgery
The use of manual and operative procedures for correction of defects, and for diagnosis and treatment of injuries or diseases.
     Dr. Mario Sáenz Ramírez

Geriatric Medicine
A sub-specialty of family practice and internal medicine that deals with the diseases of the elderly and problems associated with the aging process. An important aspect is managing the care of patients with illnesses or disorders common to the older population such as Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease and incontinence.
     Dr. Roberto Leon Barth

Physicians within this specialty diagnose and treat all disease or impaired function of the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves and muscles and their blood supplies. These disorders include migraine, headache, epilepsy, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, dementia and other mental status problems.
     Dr. Franz Chaves Sell
     Dr. Alexander Parajeles Vindas

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Last Published on January 01, 2006 by Edenia Systems International