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Guest Author: Kimberly & Jerry Peterson

We are not and have never been Doctor people, we do not do regular visits and/or checkups, so we had to research what others do and share that instead of our own personal experiences when looking for medical help when traveling the United States.

Doctor's VisitWhat we learned is that most try to schedule their medical visits during the times they are in their “home-based” cities. Many have also advised us that they take their medical needs to Mexico, such as, dental work, prescriptions, and medical supplies. The costs are so much lower than they are in the States, even when using their own insurance, the co-pay for prescriptions are predominately higher than the total charge in Mexico.

As for non-scheduled medical situations that people find themselves in, what we see most often is folks asking others in the area, either by internet of physically asking others in the campground for referrals. RVers are very friendly, knowledgeable folks that really love sharing their findings with anyone that asks. This can be very helpful when you are in a situation where you need to seek a medical professional sooner than you anticipated.

Part of our routine, especially when we are traveling for days and we stop for the night, we keep the information of where we are currently located in a certain spot, just in case we would need to have emergency services sent to us. If we are staying at a Casino or a Wal-Mart parking lot, we write on our daily itinerary the name and physical address of them, or, if staying at a campground, we keep the brochure out to reference and confirm that the physical address is located on the brochure. Nothing worse than when you are in need of fast assistance, that you are unable to tell them where you are currently located.



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