Jun 8, 2004, 11:22 AM
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Just wanted to post this for any interested in emergency medical treatment in SMA.
My parents live in SMA.....but were in Queretero at a new WalMart. While leaving the store, my mom was busy looking over the receipt and didn't notice the grade in the parking lot slanting up. She fell, full-out, flat on her face. Immediately there were many rushing to her to aid. They placed her in a wheel chair, cleaned her up..... all while my Dad is getting the car to take her to the hosp. The pharmacist appeared with her bag and butterflied the gaping cut above her eye and said she definitely needed attention. Her ankle was swelling as well. The store manager wanted to call an ambulance but my mom insisted on going back to SMA so she could go to De la Fey hosp. My Dad phoned ahead to the the De la Fey hosp. where the doctor that has treated my mom for high blood preasure was on call and was just getting ready to leave for the day. He said he would wait. When my parents arrived x-rays were done on her ankle and it was only sprained. However, the Doctor insisted on calling in a plastic surgeon to assess the damage to the area above the eye. The plastic surgeon did his magic and all was well. The total costs for X-rays, hospital visit, doctor, plastic surgeon, and emergency room care was.......$325.00 USD. My parents have had to visit the De la Fey hosp a few times since moving to SMA almost 9 years and they believe it to be one of the best facilities around.
Just thought you'd like to know.