Road Town, Tortola
December 3, 2016
Distinguished Physicians from Metro Pavia Health System (MPHS) Puerto Rico, visited Tortola, BVI to share the latest techniques on Medical Treatments. MPHS, the Largest Network of Hospitals in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean, with 6 certified facilities specialized in International Patients through the Medical Tourism Association (MTA) celebrates its 15TH Annual Medical Symposium. The Symposium was attended by a crowded group of specialists from Peebles Hospital and renown local healthcare providers as Eureka and Bougainvillea Clinic amongst others; held at Maria’s By The Sea Conference Facilities in Road Town, Tortola.
During the last presentation headed by Dr. Reynold Lopez, Medical Director at Pavia Hato Rey facility he emphasized that Thyroid Cancer has one of the top incidence rates in the United States and Puerto Rico. This type of cancer occupies the third position in Puerto Rico and the fourth in the United States in incidents, being more common in woman.
“Thanks to early detection in the treatable stage, through the use of Sonogram, this is operable without the necessity of Chemotherapy or Radiotherapy Treatment. Nowadays a present controversy exists regarding the treatment indications or recommendations to follow. A good and on time diagnostic will allow us to save lives.” An increase of a 10% of participation was observed in comparison to last year. All type of healthcare professionals attended the conference; including Local Physicians, Nurses, and other Healthcare Professionals employed at local insurance companies and who offer their services in the Public and Private Sector in the BVI. The speakers had the opportunity to interact with the participants during the lunch break.
Metro Pavia Health System in conjunction with the VI Dental and Medical Council Offered five (5) contact hours to all participating physicians and nurses, who attends to the whole event, free of cost. The activity was Sponsored by BVI Ministry of Health, Alfa Biomedical, Seaborne Airlines, Star Health Care Puerto Rico, Marriott Courtyard Miramar, REVA Air Ambulance, Boston Scientific and The Mall of San Juan. The closing speech was addressed By Ms. Madeliza Ramirez, Director of the Medical Tourism Program at Metro Pavia Health System; that is continually emphasizing the genuine interest and commitment of Metro Pavia Health System. She thanks the sponsors for their contribution and the attendees by supporting the MPHS Continuing Education Programs. Ms. Ramirez states that “Pavia Hospital is always close to all of you WHEN YOU NEED EXTRA CARE!!
Pavia Hospital’s Patient Advocates coordinate medical appointments or studies for island residents that wish to visit Pavia Hospital and its medical staff in Puerto Rico. They offer a comprehensive service that includes assisting with airline booking and/or hotel reservations both at discounted rates. Once the patients reach Puerto Rico, they are offered Free Ground Transportation between Airport, Hotel and the Hospital. Pavia Hospital’s healthcare facilities accept most of the health insurances, such as NAGICO, United Healthcare, Corvel, Redbridge, Triple S, AETNA, NHI, Colonial, MAP & Medicare, among others.