The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – The authorities of the College of Physicians and Surgeons has called on the population to visit their website or call to verify that their doctor is registered with the necessary certification to practice medicine before making an appointment.
At this time, the country has a total of 10,319 active physicians, of which 6,330 are general practitioners and 3,989 specialists.
In order to give more informational tools to the public, the school decided to create a new electronic directory that contains the information necessary to refer any patient.
“For example, there are some cosmetic surgeries which are performed by general practitioners rather than specialists. With this new tool that we’ve made available to users, the patient can go to our website and eliminate any doubt,” said the president of the College of Physicians, Dr. Marino Ramirez.
According to Ramirez, the directory is designed to enable citizens to find the kind of doctor they need. Just go to the page www.medicos.cr, and enter the information you have on hand, whether the code of the doctor, the name, the surname, or the specialty. If you do not know what specialist to go, you can find options either from the body part that hurts or the name of the condition, and you can also filter the information according to treatments, languages and even gender.
“The goal is that people can find the doctor they need in any way possible, no excuse. The information is available to guide patients and adjusts to any mobile device,” said Ramirez.
The launch of this new instrument will take place on Doctor’s Day, October 11.
“For us it is important to celebrate this day by giving people a tool that allows them to directly address their medical needs easily and free,” Ramirez ended. (Crhoy)
The Costa Rica News (TCRN)
San Jose, Costa Rica