As you can tell from my lack of posts, sometimes its hard to over come writer's block, or maybe it could be procrastination. Whatever it is, I'm hoping its over.
I was chatting with some new friends a few weeks back who just moved to this area with their family. For those who are not familiar with the Lake Chapala area, it is a popular place for retirees. Not so popular for expats with young children. Anyways, they had a lot of questions for me since I'm the "old timer", hahaha! So that got me thinking about all the information I had gathered living here for the last 10 years.
So, let me introduce you to "My Chapala". This is going to be a series of posts highlighting parts of Chapala that would be helpful for families with young children. I will take you to all my favourite places to shop, our doctor, our dentist, our mechanic and whatever else I can think of that would be useful information (or just fun to read about).
Let me start off with our family doctor, Dr. Oscar Ibarra. His title at his clinic is pediatrician, however, I see him more as a family physician. He was the one who I saw when I had my appendix episode. Anyways, he is a very personable doctor and his clinic is open 24hr/7 days a week. I have had to drop in for my son's ear infection late at night and there was a doctor on duty (although the on duty doctor may not speak any english). I have also dropped in on a Sunday afternoon and the nurse called Dr. Oscar in from his home. He was there within 15 minutes! All this service and I was not charged extra, just his regular consulting fee.
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The clinic is located at MIGUEL MARTÍNEZ 530 TEL 765-4001. This is the street where the Chapala Bus station is located. It is 2 1/2 blocks east of the main street.