Ecuador Medications & Prescriptions

by | Aug 31, 2010 | Archives, ELHandbook

Ecuador Living subscribers can get quotes on Ecuador medications and subscriptions they can buy when in Ecuador here.

See below how Ecuador has excellent, really low cost, health care below.

See how Ecuador can help you be beyond “not ill”.


Merri and I try to make sure we hike up and down hills everyday.


This Ecuador yatchak… Don Carlos, nearly 80… still runs… is vital and active.

Good health & wealth are connected… especially in the USA where health care costs are so high an illness can easily wipe out a lifetime of savings and worse.

Be beyond the worry of sickness wiping you out.

We need to be beyond just not being sick.  We need the type of good… natural health that brings energy…. vitality… enthusiasm… clarity… bravery… vision… perseverance.  These are the qualities that build everlasting wealth but many medical systems do not encourage this type of natural health.

Fortunately the same technology that creates some of our health problems… also provides solutions. We live in a global world and the sun always shines somewhere.  There a rising wave of medical tourism for those who want Western medicine for less and those who want alternative approaches to health they cannot attain where they live.

The sun always shines somewhere… in investing…. in business… in healing and life.

An excerpt from a recent message at Indian Health News entitled “Hydrabad – Hot Destination for Medical Tourism” says:  Chief Minister K Rosaiah has said that Hyderabad is fast becoming a major health tourism center as many foreign patients are opting to get treated here.

“Hyderabad has become one of the major health tourism hubs in India as a number of hospitals are providing services at affordable costs. Hundreds of foreigners are showing interest to obtain better health care treatment in Hyderabad hospitals which employ the latest technology and have modern facilities,’’ the CM revealed.

He was speaking on the occasion of the launch of a new Cardio Vascular Disease (CVD) prevention initiative, called ‘Healthy Hearts’ project at the national-level Prevent India- 2010 conference.   This project has been launched by the Medwin Hearts Foundation. Dr Ramesh Babu Byrapaneni, president of Medwin Heart Foundation, said the new initiative would help policy-makers and health care professionals develop guidelines for screening and preventing heart disease.

A January 2010 article in General Health News entitled “South Korea Aims to Boost Medical Tourism Market” says: A South Korean woman receives acupuncture treatment at a medical tourism expo in Seoul.  South Korea is pushing a new growth engine, a major share of the world’s booming medical tourism market.

The government’s goal is one million foreign patients a year by 2020 and hospitals have launched aggressive marketing campaigns since they were allowed to advertise for foreign patients under a law that took effect last year.

“Today demand for medical services is higher than ever and medical tourism is growing rapidly,” Vice Knowledge Economy Minister Kim Young-Hak told the opening of a three-day medical tourism expo recently.

The event, organised by the Korea Global Healthcare Association, which links hospitals, clinics and state agencies, drew about 5,600 visitors including nearly 300 foreigners.

The association, which has 750 members, said foreign buyers reached deals worth 32 million dollars with hospitals that took part.

“Our medical tourism is growing fast. We can easily catch up with Singapore and other Asian countries,” association chief Park In-Chool told AFP. Just under 350,000 people visited Singapore for treatment in 2007, according to official figures.

This site recently featured yagyas as an alternate approach to health.


Yagya center on the Ganges.

Closer to home for North Americans, Ecuador offers some great alternatives.

There are some really excellent savings in western allopathic medicine.

For example many years ago, when I developed a cancer imbalance I used Dr. Edmund Cevallos, an Oncologist at the Tumor Institute in Quito.

My radiation therapy cost $45 a session. The price in the US would have been hundreds of dollars or thousands.

Another reader sent this note.

Gary, After hearing the exclamations of a few who had wonderful, therapeutic dermatological facials from an office in Ibarra, I decided to try one for myself.

My intention was to simply get the facial, but after arriving and meeting the doctor, I was so impressed with his professional demeanor and his spotless, modern office that I mentioned a cyst that had been bothering me for several years. Imaging my surprise when he said, ‘Of course, let’s take care of it right now.’ In less than half an hour I had the cyst excised painlessly and was bandaged and ready to go. After asking me about any allergies to drugs that I might have, I was handed instructions and a prescription. My total so far – a remarkable $40.00.

“Our wonderful driver stopped at the “farmacia” (pharmacy) and took my prescriptions to be filled. For a Z-Pak of zithromycin I paid a whopping $14.00. Along with a prescription for a pain medication, an antiseptic wash and bandages, my farmacia total was $27.00 and some change.

“Before traveling to Ecuador I had checked on having the cyst removed by a dermatologist in Texas.

“Here are my savings – both doctors, in the US and in Ecuador, are specialists.

Low Cost Health Care Comparison

San Antonio DermatologistEcuador Dermatologist

$1500 – for simple surgery$40.00
$125 – antibiotics and pain medication$27.35

$12.50 – Shared taxi

“Even factoring in my trip to Ecuador and a hotel bill, I am way ahead. My doctor was polite, efficient and well trained. His office was
clean, bright and had the latest medical equipment. I was not asked for any insurance or any money prior to the procedure.

“I did not have the facial that day, but my friend did and was more than thrilled at her experience. The cost of the facial – $20. Mine is
scheduled for next week!”

“Thanks, Gary and Merri for doing the research and making the information available for those who come and visit. In just a few minutes something that was not dangerous, but had bothered me for years, was gone, with a tiny incision and a stitch! Wow.”

See more at Ecuador Dentist and Doctor Reports.

There are also shamanic approaches to healing.  For example one reader from the US sent this note after using shamanic healing modalities.

Lives however were somehow turned around from…nothing.   A delegate at a shaman mingo tour had a complete health recovery and the mother of this delegate sent us this note.

“Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Our daughter called me from the airport so it is going to be a long stressful trip for her, but she was very happy, excited and told me all about the wonderful time. She could not stop talking about you guys, about the seminar and about the whole positive experience.

“We want to thank you both so much for your support and care and for the wonderful attention you gave. I don’t think she could have made it without your help. Her health is so unpredictable…. She can be fine for a few weeks and then she has a relapse….and, of course, traveling is very stressful for her. But she has a wonderful attitude and is so looking forward to get her business off the ground…this is the first time in over 6 years that she has been able to “get back to work” and she is full of optimism. Thanks again for being so understanding and helpful. I just don’t know how to express our thanks other than to send you both a big warm hug!”

Delegates at a ceremony on an Ecuador Shaman Mingo Tour.  See more at Ecuador Shaman Mingo Tour.

There is an American Osteopath in Quito Dr. Robert Wickman about whom we have received some great reports.

Dr. Robert Wickman

Dr. Robert Wickman.

As readers kept telling us about Dr. Wickman, we investigated and found this article in Who’s Who.

“Why is there a need for cures?  Because, somewhere down the line, a law of nature was broken and there is a penalty involved. If you choose to disgrace Mother Nature and break her rules, you will pay in the form of a disease. Fortunately, she does provide a way for you to redeem yourself and return to optimal health.”

These words belong to Dr. Robert Wickman, who is an expert guide for returning his ailing and sometimes terminal patients, back home, where they belong, to optimal health.  Robert B. Wickman is an Osteopathic doctor, specializing in diseases of the nervous system and spinal column. He has been treating degenerative diseases such as Cancer, Diabetes, Lupus, MS, Muscular Dystrophy, Rheumatoid Arthritis, and AIDS to name a few, for over 30 years.

The desire to heal people has been in Dr. Wickman since high school. He did a Tour of Duty with the U.S. Army and on returning he enrolled in the Kansas City College of Osteopathy & Surgery, which is now known as University Health Sciences. After receiving his D.O. (Doctor of Osteopathy) he interned in Tucson, AZ and after completing his intern-ship moved to Scottsdale, AZ where he practiced for 20 years.

Dr. Wickman’s first few years were spent as a traditional family practitioner. When he referred his cancer patients were to an oncologist it became evident, that these folks were dying from either radiation poisoning, or chemical poisoning from chemotherapy, in addition possibly having parts of their bodies surgically removed.  Dr. Wickman knew there must be a better approach to healing. Thus began his inquisitive search for cures instead of covering up the symptoms. He has developed his own techniques over the years to help the body help itself.

His approach involves the use of ozone, hydrogen peroxide, electrotherapy against parasites, colonic irrigations, various herbs beneficial to the body’s recovery system, IPT therapy, diet and supplements, and a coordinated system of immune builders capable of cell to cell metabolism. The doctor sees traditional medicine’s approach to a problem as chasing after the symptoms.

A tumor is a symptom, and cutting it out doesn’t remove the cause. A pain here or there is a symptom and cutting it out doesn’t remove the cause.

Doctor Wickman’s common scenerio for a person/patient seeking optimal health is that he/she travels to his clinic in Ecuador and enjoys the process of  getting well again. In no time most all of his patients turn from being a patient into a tourist. They leave Ecuador with many trinkets and photos of their good time here. They go home to finish getting well. They are exiting their disease processes instead of getting more deeply involved with them.

From Monday to Friday, intense treatments are given: nothing painful or anything to do with causing more stress. The day is passed in an enjoyable fashion. A complete vegetarian diet is prescribed. This lack of meat, chicken, fish, or pork aids the immune system to a much quicker recovery and helps eliminate the disease process much faster. Give the body a chance and you will be amazed at what it will do for you.

Doctor Wickman is affiliated with the College of Physicians and Surgeons, and the University of Guayaquil / Universidad de Guayaquil. In the doctor’s free time he enjoys bowling and deep sea fishing. Quito, Ecuador, the bustling capital of Ecuador is where the doctor lives and works, and was for many years just a stopover for tourists heading to the Galápagos. A stopover on the way to a place of discovery, the place of discovery that showed Darwin Nature’s way of altering and correcting itself. The naysayers didn’t stop Darwin’s mission of discovery. And Doctor Wickman continues his life mission of healing men, women and children through alternative procedures. So if it is health you wish to recover, not maintaining your illness, contact him and you’ll see what can be done to accomplish your desires.

Dr. Wickman’s offices

in Quito, Ecuador.

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In health, wealth… life and adventurethe sun always shines somewhere.  There are many types of alternatives to good health around the world. We look forward to sharing them with you.


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