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  1. HEALTH CARE REFERRAL LIST "Mary Lynah's Health Care Resource List" (August 2017) PLEASE DELETE ALL PREVIOUS VERSIONS OF THIS LIST. THERE ARE ALWAYS ADDITIONS AND DELETIONS. These practitioners have been recommended to me, but I am not guaranteeing satisfaction. Email MHLynah@gmail.com to give feedback, suggestions for inclusions or deletions. To add someone to the list, I need name, specialty, location, and phone number. There are two emergency assistance services in Chiriqui Province: Alto al Crimen Hotline at 6477-6662, for help in getting an ambulance or other emergency assistance in English. Rodny Direct emergency service: email info@rodnydirect.com for subscription to his service. There is a group for attending to emergencies that can be solved or stabilized here in Boquete, on/off hours, on weekends, holidays, and weekdays at night. The service activates by calling BOQUETE MEDICAL AND ASSOCIATES (BMA) at 6619-7911. You will be attended in the Alfa Clinic by a local physician and paramedic (Dr. Yanko Guillen, Dra. Nelly Quiroz, or Dra. Sue King Loo). All of them speak English. BOQUETE CLINICS Dr Chen, Boquete, 6676-7132 General practice. Will make house calls and has an off hours bell to his residence. Office across the street from Melo. He practices at the Caja de Seguro Social until 3 PM daily, then in his office. Usually no waiting, speaks very good English. Also has a very good doctor in practice with him now, Dr Gomez, but his partners change from time to time. Dra Sue King Loo Chung and Dr Alfonso Mou, 720-2434. Her cell is 6949-5998, and she speaks English. Boquete, General practice. Clinica Alta, next to La Reyna on the main street. 8:30 - 12 and 1 - 5:30. Clinica Valle Boquete, private clinic, no phone. General practice. Across from the back of the fire station. 7 AM - 7 PM or maybe 9 PM. Several doctors there at various times, some of whom speak English. Dr Yanko Guillen, especially recommended, M-Tu mornings, Th-F aft and eves. Appts are $7.50, $6 jubilado. Ministry of Health Clinic, Mon - Fri, 7 am - 7 pm, next to Romero. Dra Boya, family medicine, office in clinic across from Mike’s Global Grill. 6728-3098. Dra Digna Virginia Diaz, Specialist internal medicine and aesthetic medicine. Can certify good health for over 70 driver’s license. Patients by appointment only, 6615-6740. For appointment, call between 12pm - 7pm, all days. Home visits are available. Very good English spoken. Available days in Boquete: Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays after 1pm. She sees patients in several locations, so she will tell you where your appointment will be. PRIVATE HOSPITALS Hospital Chiriqui, David 774-0128 Centro Medico Mae Lewis, David 775-4616, small hospital, 10 rooms. PUBLIC HOSPITALS (for Panamanians or auto accidents if they don’t know where to take you) Regional Hospital (also called the Social Security Hospital ) adults: 775-2162 Hospital José Domingo de Obaldia, for obstetrics and children: 775-4222 PHYSICIANS AND HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS BY SPECIALTY ALLERGY AND INTERNAL MEDICINE: Dr Manuel Espinoza Goldman, Hospital Chiriqui, 774-0128 X2245 . ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE, GYNECOLOGY, THERMOGRAMS: Dr Maximo Pinzon, Panama City, 263-7910, cell 6672-1901 CARDIOLOGY: Dr Alexander Adames, Chiriqui Hospital, 777-8016. 6674-1477. Need appt. Also has privileges at Punta Pacifica Hospital in Panama City Dr Norberto Javier Calzada, Cardiologos Associados Panama City, 204-8395, 269-0566, ncalzada@psi.net.pa Dr Domingo Correa, Hospital Chiriqui, 774-0128 X 2024 Dr Franklin Anguizola, Mae Lewis, 774-2453 CARDIOVASCULAR, ENDOVASCULAR, AND THORACIC SURGERY Dr Jorge Che, Hospital Chiriqui Consultorios #309, Angiograms and Vascular surgery for arteries, veins and lymph. Speaks English.774-0128 X3226, cell 6429-1243. email jorgeche1971@hotmail.com Dr Pedro Escheverria, cardiovascular and endovascular surgery,Hospital Punta Pacific and Clinica Hospital San Fernando,204-8538 office, cell 6670-3335, email pedroemd@gmail.com Dr Chi Shing Man Wan, Hospital Chiriqui, Clinic CINAM 774-1435. Speaks English DENTISTS: Dra Monica Sanjur, Boquete, 720-1152, cell 6748-0006 Dra Luz Barria-Cruz, Boquete, next to Machu Picchu restaurant, 720-1735 or 6643-5490. Dr Guillermo Arosema, David, 775-1301, implants, root canals, crowns Dra Magalys Luz, David, 777-4887, 6611-1939, across from Revilla Farmacia about 100 yards past Rodelag Dr Franklin Halphen, David, 775-3344, cell 6673-3563, root canals, periodontics, crowns, etc. Good English. Dr Alfredo Spiegel, David, 775-2683, cell 6614-9087. Dr Karina Granada, David, 6675-9025, near Tambu (Tamurelli) Restaurant Dra Vanessa Lambiz, 6676-5704., Chiriqui Hospital. 774-0124 X2412. Fair English Dr Charly Garcia, Avenida Balboa, Panama City. 264-4380 Dr Juan Carlo Ortiz Hugues, endodontist, across from Emergency at Chiriqui Hospital. Odonto Advance Clinica, 730-7169, good English Dr Ana Ventura, 6076-2284 implants, crowns, Odonton Advance Clinica, good English DERMATOLOGY: Dra Deyla Rodriguez de Vergara, Chiriqui Hospital #111, 774-0124 X3056. Can freeze age spots. Skin, hair, nails, facial enhancement 6266-8899. Some English. Dr Armando Mocci, Panama City, dermaclinica@psi.net.pa 269-5222 Dra Karen Zapata Montenegro, Hospital Chiriqui 774-0128, X3225, karenzapata@clinicaflordepiel.com Dr Hipolito Gonzales, Panama City, Patilla Hospital, 269-5222, 263-7977 central lines to the hospital. Ask for his clinic. EAR NOSE AND THROAT (ENT): Dr Alvaro Candanedo, Hospital Chiriqui, 777-8011, 774-0128 X2024. Walk in starting at 3:00PM. Dr Carlos A Beitia, Centro Medico Paitilla, Panama City, 6614-6448 cabeitia@hotmail.com, 269-3387, 206-2458, 264-5155/811 (Beeper) Dr. Mario Grenald, Mae Lewis, office direct 775-4311, cell 6227-0068, main switchboard 775-5566 X319 ENDOCRINOLOGY AND INTERNAL MEDICINE: Dr Alvaro Panchon Burgos, Mae Lewis, 775-4176, cell 6615-2440 or 6714-7784. Dr Enrique Mendoza, San Fernando Hospital Clinic, Via España, Panama City, Phone 308-6300 (central number) Speaks English and French. drenriquemendoza@gmail.com Dr Álvaro Pachon, diabetes specialist and internist, office in Mae Lewis. Cell phone 6615-2440. Speaks good English. GASTROENTEROLOGY: Dr Carlos Abadia, Chiriqui Hospital, 1st floor, 774-0128 X3056 or 3085, cell 6616-8406, specializes in Colon/procto problems, laproscopy, good English. carlosabadia17@hotmail.com Dr Enrique Fernandez, Mae Lewis Hospital, Asillo verde #10, Mon – Fri- 3:30 pm to 6 PM, in order of arrival, Speaks some English, 775-5566, 775-4616 Dra Velkys Betia, Mae Lewis Hospital, 775-4616, cell 6690-2236. Also liver specialist. Make sure she understands that she has to handle the insurance forms Dr Jose Mendez, Consultorios Medicos Patilla, Pimer Piso, No 118, Panama City. 263-7977, 269-5222, direct 206-2594*** GENERAL MEDICINE: Dr Rimsky Sucre, Clinica Einstein, Panama City, 264-7110, Via Argentina, El Edificio Einstein #57 GERONTOLOGIST: Dra Luz Vizuette, Chiriqui and Mae Lewis Hospitals, 775-4616 X298, cell 6612-4293. 2D Mae Lewis Hospital, lucyvizuette24@hotmail.com See also Dr Tobon, Internist. HEMATOLOGIST: Dr Carlos Montero, Chiriqui Hospital, 774-0128 X2245. Dr Luis Harris Zamora, Mae Lewis Hospital, hematology and internal medicine, after 3:30 pm in order of arrival, Mon,Wed, Fri only. 775-4616, cell 6674-2499. INFECTIOUS DISEASE AND GENERAL PRACTICE: Dr Cesar de Gracia, 775-6666, Hospital Cooperativo in David Dr Nestor Sosa, infectious disease expert and director of Hospital Gorgas in Panama City. INTERNAL MEDICINE: Dr Diaz, 6615-6740, see first page. Dr Alcibiades Arosemena, Internal Medicine and Respiratory Disease. Hospital Chiriqui, 2nd floor, Consultorio #4, 774-0128 X3126, cell 6124-2035 Dr Llerana, Mae Lewis Hospital, 775-4616. Dr Julio Osorio, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Intensive Care, Chiriqui Hospital, Clinic CINAM 774-1435, cell 6693-4642 Dra Ligia Gonzales, Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, Mae Lewis Hospital, 775-4616 X315, cell 774-5515. She can certify you to get a driver’s license at the age of 70 GYNECOLOGY AND OBSTETRICS: Dra Rubis Perez, Hospital Chiriqui, 777-8076, cell 6614-8332, laparoscopy, very good English, **** Dra Yosiy Montes, 774-0128. Some English, Hospital Chiriqui in the tower. Dra Ida Sam Rojas, Hospital Chiriqui, 774-0128 X3085, 6561-1022. Spanish only but has English speaking assistant. Dr Ariel Guerra, Hospital Chiriqui, 774-0128 X 3062 Dr Tomas Arias, Hospital Chiriqui, 777-8024 Dra Roxana Salcedo Montiel (speaks English) 777-8019, Hosp. Chiriqui, hours 3-6 pm NEPHROLOGY: Dr Marion Giron, Hospital Chiriqui, office hours from 3PM, 774-0128. He speaks English, but the receptionist does not. Also certified in internal medicine, but practice is nephrology. NEUROLOGY: Dr Eimir Perez, Hospital Chiriqui and Panama City, 774-0128, cell 6619-4223. Neurosurgeon. Dr Valderrama A, Hospital Chiriqui, 774-0128 X 2200, 777-8080, cell 6450-4735. Dra Evelia Gomez Wong, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Neurophysiology, Clinica San Fernando Norte, Panama City, 305-6355 ONCOLOGY: Dr José Fabrega, excellent English, Hospital Paitilla Consultorios Medicos, next to Multicentro Mall, 263-7977, 269.5222, also 263-7977 ext 2358 or 2359 OPTHAMOLOGY: Dr Adriano Young Leon, Hospital Mae Lewis, 777-2324 or 775-4616, specializes in cataract surgery. Comes to David twice a month. Dr Augosto Arosemena, Patilla Hospital, PC, office 206-2424, speaks English www.eyedoctorpanama.com Dr Marino Rivera, 774-6600, Spanish only. Dr Miguel Wong, 229-2967, 6729-7060, comes to David on weekends. Dra Sonia Gordon, Mae Lewis, 777-4171, 775-4616 X 319 or 317. Dra Mitzi Arias, Hospital Chiriqui, 774-0128. Dr Roberto Vasquez, Consultorios Medicos Paitilla, 6th Floor, Panama City, 206-2569 (Direct), 269-5222 (Central) Dra Ana Victoria Paz, Retinal Specialist, Consultarios San Fernando, PC, 6618-4337 cell, 264-5155 office, 261-9440 fax Dr Edith Perez de Lopez, Hospital Punta Pacifica, Panama City, Retinal Specialist, 204-8434 or 203-6086, cell 6612-2453. She speaks English, staff not so much. Has retinal CT scanner. retinayvitreo2020@hotmail.com Clinica Yee, a family of opthalmogists who specialize in surgery, retinology, cataracts, 230-0005, Panama City Dr Ruben Orillac, Opthamologist in Panama City. His partner is Dr. Ernesto Calvo. Clinica De Ojos Orillac-Calvo, Balboa Plaza 201-202, phone 269-7475; 269-7476; 269-7477 Dr Miguel A. Molina, eye surgeon in Chiriqui Hospital. 6670-2121, 774-0128 drmiguelmolinavega@gmail.com Dr Juan Petrocelli, Chiriqui Hospital, Tower 3, Office 4, speaks English, Appts 6876-5556, 6568-3335. ORTHOPEDICS AND TRAUMA: Dr Eric Tortosa, Chiriqui Hospital, etortosa@yahoo.com, 6612-6484. Very good English. Dr Arkel Gonzales, Ortho and trauma, specialist in feet and ankles. Hospital Chiriqui, 774-0128, direct line to office774-4500. Also at Patilla Hospital Consultorios Medicos, in PC. Speaks English. Dr Donaldo Baez. Speaks some English. Trauma, orthopedics, arthroscopy, joint replacement, knee surgery. Hospital Chiriqui 777-8085 or 774-0128, Centro Medico Mae Lewis 774-4600 Cell: 6618-7534, dabaez@hotmail.com Dr Victor Rivera Man, Consultorio #6, Chiriqui Hospital, 777-8037, 6619-7497, personal cell 6618-4010. Good English. Dr Martin Solis Giron, alternatives to surgery, Hospital Chiriqui, 774-0128 X3125 Dr Heraclio Barria, Hospital Chiriqui, office across the side street from Chiriqui Hospital, 774-0128 X2110, cell 6671-4444. Also practices at Paitilla Hospital in Panama City 269-5222. Very good English Dr José Moreno, specializes in feet and ankles. Swiss trained, excellent English. 204-8587 Punta Pacifica Hospital in Panama City Dr Pretto, shoulder specialist, alternatives to surgery, 6616-7042, Chiriqui Hospital PALLIATIVE CARE: Dr Luz Vizuette. Specializes in geriatric care and can prescribe narcotic pain relievers 6612-4293, Mae Lewis Hospital. Speaks excellent English. Dr Bruna C. Chin at Mae Lewis and Regional Hospital. 775-4616. PHYSICAL THERAPY: René Estribí, 6983-3914 Social Security Clinic in Boquete and private practice. rene.estribi@gmail.com Johana Pitti, House calls in Boquete, teaches Physical Therapy and works for MINSA. johapitti@hotmail.com 6469 6434 Jennifer Jimenez, speaks English, 720-3174, 6281-4827 email: chiriquivalleypt@gmail.com. Licensed Physical Therapist: Practices in patients' homes or local area gym. Post stroke neurological recuperation and Aqua Therapy. Clinica de Terapia Fisica y Rehabilitación, Bajo Boquete (adjacent to Dr. Chen's clinic) has two physical therapists: Jessica Bell (speaks English), 6211-7011, jessbellg26@gmail.com, will make house calls, and Belkys Atencio, 6741-8115 (same email as Jessica Bell). PLASTIC, ESTHETIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY: Dr Roberto Tribaldos, Patilla Hospital in Panama City, phone 206-2594, cell 6613-4410. Also practices in David at Chiriqui by special arrangement. Dr Luis Crespo, Punta Pacifica Hospital, 1st floor, Room #163, excellent English, does reconstructive surgery, breast surgery, highly recommended. 204-8481 or 204-8552 PSYCHIATRY: Dr Vejarano, Hospital Chiriqui, 774-0218. Dr Ramon de Aguilar Alvarado, Mae Lewis, 775-4616 X 316, cell 6674-6141. Dr Waldemar Oliveros, Hospital Chiriqui, 774-0128 X3224, 775-5155 PULMONOLOGY (LUNG): Dra Xiomara Nunez, 774-2453 Dr Rafael Rodriguez, Chiriqui, 774-0128, respiratory and internal medicine. 774-1435 or 774-0128 X2245 Cell 6614-8590. Speaks very good English. RADIOLOGY: Dr Jamie Bravo, Sonogram and X ray. RHEUMATOLOGY: Dr Generoso Guerra, Calle 53 in Panama City 340-9977 or 9978, 263-3283 fax X2000, 2003, 263-3464 SPEECH THERAPY: Betty Landis, 6540-7016 SURGERY: Dr Samuel Cattan, surgery and internal medicine, 775-4616, Mae Lewis Hospital. Dra Jossary Prieto, general surgery, Chiriqui Hospital 6151-7808 Dr Erick Miranda Rivera, 775-4616 X257, surgery and coloproctology UROLOGY: Dr Arias, Hospital Chiriqui, 774-0128 X2035 Dr Marta Sanchez, 777-2588. Speaks English. Chiriqui Hospital. 777-2588 or 774-0128 X3134 Dr Enrique Aleman, Consultorios Medicos Paitilla 3rd Floor, Panama City 263-2795, 206-2477 (appointments) HEARING AND HEARING AID SERVICES AND PRODUCTS Calasa, Licda. Zuleymis Ortega; Calle 3 era Oeste, Ave H/I Norte, Barrio Manuel Quintero Villa Real, Detrás del Nuevo Banco Nacional de Panamá; Telefax: 774-7101, info@calasapanama.com, zuleymis.ortega@calasapanama.com, http://www.calasapanama.com/index.html Clinica Hospital Cattan, Dr. Diogenes Cattan; Centro Auditivo Widex Clínica Cattan, Frente al antiguo Hospital Jose Domingo Obaldía, 2do Piso, 1er Consultorio a la derecha, David, 775-7099, 775-3553, 6408-3145 Hear4You, brands carried include Alera 5, Crisp, Enzo, Verso 7, Linx 7, Enzo 7, Verso 9, Linx 9, Enzo 9; Hospital Chiriqui, Local #305 y #306, 777-8022, 775-2603, 777-8021; www.hear4upanama.com, www.resound.com, http://saludch.wixsite.com/salud-chiriqui/hear4u HELPFUL PEOPLE INTERPRETER: Lola Braxton, David, $8 per hour, good medical translation skills, 6607-9423 CHIRIQUI HOSPITAL: Maribel Malbonado, Administration Finance, 774-0128 or 6679-0059 MAE LEWIS HOSPITAL: Elsa Herrera, Patient Assistant, 775-4616. She speaks English. KEEP IT SIMPLE PANAMA: Irma Smith, assists in the coordination of medical issues in David; 6716-2843, 6705-9845, infokeepitsimplepanama@gmail.com; $25/hour; the first hour is free (If you are a Rodny Direct member she charges $15/hour). ASK GEOVANA: Geovana Caballero, an advisor, coordinator, information resource, problem solver; 6675-3667, sweetpeppers28@gmail.com, askgeovana.weebly.com PUNTA PACIFICA HOSPITAL: The contact person at Hospital Punta Pacifica now is Brenda Warner de Gibbs. Her direct phone line is 204-8246, e-mail bwarner@hpp.com.pa. She speaks English well and is very helpful.
  2. Click Here to visit a Wikipedia article about the Hanford Site. There are many other websites discussing Hanford. Just a friendly reminder. While this diversion into the nuclear waste materials in Washington State is interesting, it is also beginning to go off-topic. Remember that this website is about life in the Chiriqui Province in particular, and Panama in general.
  3. The health care resource listing was updated today to correct location information and to add additional resources in the Physical Therapy category. Refer to the entries for Clinica de Terapia Fisica y Rehabilitación.
  4. Do Portugal Circus at the Feria

    One suggestion would be to put the video on YouTube, and then post a link to that video clip here. P.S., since we pay for this service we have to limit our costs for the servers and data storage costs. Hopefully our members can understand that we are not millionaires.
  5. Sorry that my writing was not crystal clear; that is always a personal goal. My words were to mean that CL members are using the reaction functionality, which tells me that there is perceived value and interest on the part of CL members. Just look at this topic alone, and you will see three members (other than CL management) reacting to various postings in this topic.
  6. After a reasonable amount of time for the initial round of comments and feedback to come in, it is clear that there is no unanimous mindset about the enhanced user "reaction" functionality here on CL. Those that prefer no such functionality apparently feel passionately about removing that functionality totally. However, it does appear that the majority of the members either like it and want to keep it, or acknowledge that it is easy to ignore. One of the reasons for wanting to keep the reaction functionality is that the "leaderboard" here on CL depends on those responses or reactions. CL management suspects that many (perhaps most?) of the CL members do not use, or perhaps are not even aware of the leaderboard. Go to http://www.chiriqui.life/leaderboard/ to see the leaderboard. There are several different kinds of displays that provide various views into the use of CL, and its member contributions. The bottom line here is that CL management has decided to keep the reaction functionality. There are three key factors behind this decision: (a) sufficient member support as expressed either verbally or in writing (public postings, PMs, and emails), (b) through the continued use of that functionality, and (c) the simple fact that reactions are totally optional, and very easy to ignore in the bottom right corner of the postings. We are still struggling with the idea of removing the "like" button (that would make WryAwry happy). More feedback solicited.
  7. Annual Chili Challenge @ Amigos de Animales


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  10. Boquete Artworks Meeting July 21, 3pm - Fenix Cafe at the BCP Board Meeting at 2:15pm We have a few spaces left. The price ($25) is higher than our past workshops because the material costs are high. Carrageenan is $425 lb and the colors are expensive too. If you become a member at the meeting you will get the discounted price of $22. Members receive a free web page on our site as well as discounts on all workshops. Italian Marbling is a lot of fun to do. Best of all you get great results from your first try. Boquete Artworks Follow us on our web site BoqueteArtworks.com to catch the latest news from us! --
  11. RSVP here: https://form.jotform.co/71934566636871 Visit us online here: https://allaboutboquete.com Register your business here: https://www.allaboutboquete.com/Directory/ListingEdit.aspx Post a classified ad here: https://www.allaboutboquete.com/Classified/ListingEdit.aspx Like us on facebook here: https://facebook.com/allaboutboquete Margie Brooke AllAboutBoquete.com Facebook.com/AllAboutBoquete 6607-4060 --
  12. Chiriqui.Life (CL) has many "nice-to-have" features built into it. One of them is to show the location of an event that has been posted on CL's calendar, using the Google Maps geographical map panel within an event. Because Panama is not as well documented as many other regions of the world, use of the Google Maps is at times difficult to configure properly. The purpose of this Q&A is to document what the more popular location configuration parameters are for various places in the Chiriquí highlands. As an aside, one of the things that the CL staff has been doing over the past several months is to edit the Google Maps application database so that more of the Boquete area locations are configured in its database. Anyone is free to do that, but it can be somewhat daunting to sign up, sign in, and then do it. But if you are so motivated, we would encourage you to do so. Please take note: it doesn't matter what the "official name" of an entity might be, nor what you think the address might be; the important concept here is that Google Maps is controlled by Google, and Google decides how things are called, or what their address might be. What is provided below is what works with Google Maps. If you do not agree with their names or the associated location data, then it is incumbent upon you to take the matter up with Google. We've tried, and failed repeatedly. What follows in the replies to this question in our Q&A forum are the correct parameters to enter for the Google Maps data fields while posting (or editing) an event on the CL calendar. These replies will be added as new locations become configured by Google Maps. CL members can also add replies with these configuration parameters in case we have overlooked something of importance. Note that Google Maps software is very sophisticated. It tries to be intelligent about the names and obvious variants of names, and has an ability to learn (the so-called artificial intelligence thing). Do not be surprised if you find that you are successful in using configuration data other than as outlined below.
  13. Hotel Ladera (and its associated restaurant) There are two versions of Google Maps configuration data for Hotel Ladera. Either one shown here will work properly.
  14. This Wednesday July 19th at Big Daddy's Grill is a Rotary Club Fundraiser. All proceeds will go towards the Scholarship Fund to get local kids University Money!! Dinner Theme will be Mexican and we will have Live Music! $12 per plate!! For driving directions click here This email was sent to news.boquete@gmail.com why did I get this? unsubscribe from this list update subscription preferences Chef Chris · Bajo Boquete · Boquete · Panama --
  15. While posting anything on this website, how does one make a URL (web address) or an email address into an active navigation link?
  16. Both approaches will work. It is our experience (based on feedback) that users like to know what content is by the person doing the posting, and what content is being referred to or quoted. Kind of a different spin on full transparency. I did not go in after the fact to edit your posting about the soccer game. I did add the word 'soccer' in the title for more clarity.
  17. Bonnie, Now I think we are moving forward. It appears you are really wanting to know how to format a section of text as a "quotation", not make it into a hotlink. At the top of the text entry box is a line of "tools" to help format text. That line of tools is called the "toolbar". By "format", I refer to making text "bold", or "center justified" [left justified is the default], or to change font or font size, insert ordered and bullet lists, etc., etc. One of those tools is the "hotlink" tool that I thought from your original inquiry was what you were interested in. The hotlink tool is the icon that looks like a link in a chain and is normally the fourth tool from the left. To the immediate right of the hotlink tool is the "quoted text" tool. The icon for the quoted text is, surprisingly, a large quote character. When you want to use the quoted text formatting, there are two ways you can go at it. One is to type in (or paste in?) the text (which can contain images or documents, etc.), then select that content with your mouse, and then finally clicking on the quote tool. The other approach is to put the cursor where you want to type in some quoted text, click on the quote tool, and then type in the content inside of the quoted text box. I use the quote tool all the time when inputting news articles. I find that things work better if I type in (or paste in) the content first, then select it, then apply the quoted text tool. Note: I find it difficult (at times impossible) to apply some of the tool bar formatting tools when using a tablet or mobile device. The touch screen characteristics are sometimes working at odds with each other. Never had a problem with any of the toolbar tools when using a regular computer with a mouse. A little hint here: if you do not know what an icon in the toolbar does, simply hover your mouse over it. A tool tip will display telling you the purpose of that tool.
  18. There are two fields needed to make a referenced link into a "hotlink". BOTH are needed. The dialog that opens when you click on the chain link looking icon has those two fields. The first (topmost) is the HTML code that actually gets executed. That means, as stated in Twin Wolf's posting here needs to have the fully qualified URL information. What that means is to include the "http://....." preface (or it might be "https://.....", etc.). The second field is the text that is to be displayed to the viewer. More often than not, people just put in the same fully qualified URL information that is in the first field. However, sometimes it is more productive or less confusing to put something that is more descriptive. For example, you may want to put "Click Here" for the text to be displayed, rather than lengthy and obtuse or confusing URLs. For example: http://www.chiriqui.life <===<< in the first field Chiriqui.Life <===<< in the second field ....would insert a hotlink that says "Chiriqui.Life" to the user, but would execute the URL "http://www.chiriqui.life". The same approach is used to put in email addresses as hotlinks. The exception is that the preface in the first field needs to be exactly "mailto:" (including the colon character), which is then followed by the email address. For example: mailto:support@chiriqui.life <====<< in the first field support@chiriqui.life <====<< in the second field ...will open up the users email client and start an email to <support@chiriqui.life>.
  19. Boquete's Parque Central (the actual name is Parque Domingo Médica). Note, either variant will work properly.
  20. Romero Super Market Either variant will work correctly.
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    The start time has been corrected to reflect 5:30PM.
  22. Bethel Christian Church (also known as Evangelica Church Villa Betel)
  23. Taking A Pet (Cat or Dog) Out of Panama (Version 1.1, Re-published May 27, 2016 with minor changes.) What follows are the steps for taking pets out of Panama. In the context of this topic, the word pet only means a cat or a dog, and not birds, equine, reptiles, exotic, or controlled animals, etc. The term used for the procedure of taking a pet out of Panama is 'to export.' The export information provided here was compiled by Jeff Simon (former Boquete resident) and Judy Sacco based on their research and experiences. Judy provides this information to others who inquire of the export process. Judy has graciously agreed to let this information be published here in CL for the general benefit of pet owners wishing to export their pet from Panama. If you have questions about exporting a pet, you may post a reply here (assuming you are a CL member). Alternatively, Judy is a member of CL; you may contact her via private message to 'JudyS'. Portions of this posting were extracted from http://steptolife.blogspot.com/2008/08/taking-animal-out-of-panama.html. Are you making a trip to the United States or some other country and planning to take your pet? Panama requires that you complete certain procedures and get an Export Permit (read more about this below). These documents must be dated within ten days of your departure. In other words, if you get them one month before your departure they will not be valid. Your destination country and your state may have their own requirements. It is best to check your destination country and/or state requirements before you leave Panama. Panama requires both cats and dogs to have a General Health Certificate for the export process to be approved. If you have information changes that you believe should be included herein, please send your suggestions via email to petvet@chiriqui.life. The preferred method to share this information with others is to provide a URL hotlink for this topic. We request that references to this resource listing include attribution as to source, specifically meaning the Chiriqui.Life website. The URL hotlink for this resource listing is: http://www.chiriqui.life/topic/2406-taking-a-pet-out-of-panama Disclaimer: The information provided herein is simply information and a listing of resources. CL does not endorse, make recommendations, or screen the resources listed. It is suggested that you do your own due-diligence prior to engaging any of these resources. Documents You Will Need For Your Pet To satisfy Panama's export requirements you need two documents from a veterinarian in Panama: Vaccination Card showing that all vaccinations are up to date, specifically including rabies. The rabies vaccination must be done at least thirty (30) days before departure. General Certificate of Health, filled out in English and Spanish. Vets and Others Who Can Help You Get the Proper Forms Dra. Chely in Boquete, 6518-4127 Dr. Crespo, 6480-7273 Dr. Samuel Candanedo ("Dr. Sam"), Happy Pet Veterinary Clinic David, 775-0501 or 6948-1475 or happypetdavid@hotmail.com. Call ahead for an appointment. His hours are: Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 6:00pm; Saturday, 9:00am to 3:00pm. He speaks English. His wife Patricia is also a vet. Also see the Pet Relocation Services section at the end of this posting. The above resources will make sure the paperwork gets to the right place and back to you. Allow a two-week time period to do this. Working With the Airlines Going to the USA Airlines have their own requirements, separate from those of Panama. Before traveling, contact the airline and find out what you need. Airline requirements can change, so be sure you have current information. Copa Airlines A cat, when under 20 lbs, can travel from David to Tocumen in the cabin on Copa Airlines if the cage fits under the seat. However, Copa only transports pets Monday through Thursday. COPA will only take pets in the cabin that fit under the seat; larger pets have to go as cargo. United Airlines If you are flying United Airlines and your cat is flying in cargo, make a reservation: Call: Eidy M. Gutierrez, Customer Sales Support at United, 238-4657 or 238-4411, Fax: 238-4585, email eidy.gutierrez@united.com. Eidy speaks English. She will handle your pet reservation and email you forms to fill out in advance. She will send you a Word document called: "Live Animal Booking Request". Fill it out and email or fax it back to her. Then she can proceed to make your pet's reservation. Copa and United Airlines To read all about transporting your pet via United Airlines or Copa Airlines, go on-line and carefully read all the info posted. Google “United Airlines Pet Travel” and it is recommended that you read everything very carefully. There are a lot of details regarding the size of kennel needed, etc. Key Point: do not tranquilize your pet. If you do, United will not ship the pet. Pets fly in the cabin or as cargo on United or COPA. These airlines no longer accept them as checked baggage. Delta Airlines Delta will fly pets in cabin, as checked baggage, and as cargo. Checked baggage is cheaper than cargo. If you want to take them in the cabin, you must make a reservation for your pet, as only two animals are allowed in coach per flight, and they must be small enough to fit under the seat. You can take only one animal per passenger in the cabin. Air Panama, or Land Transportation between Chiriquí Province and Panama City Air Panama will take pets, or you can hire a driver for land transportation between Chiriquí Province and Panama City. Air Panama will only take pets in the cabin that fit under the seat; larger pets have to go as cargo. Call Air Panama to find out if small pets can go in the cabin; it depends on the size of the plane. Update as of January 2015 - Includes Requirements for Europe Dra. Chely in Boquete can do this too. The following are instructions if you go to the offices of Dr. Samuel Candanedo ("Dr. Sam") at Happy Pet Clinic in David, Doleguita (Calle 6a Oeste, between Cl. M Norte and Cl. L Norte). He speaks fluent English. His wife is a vet too (Patricia). It is easy to find as there is a big sign in front of the clinic. Hours are Monday to Friday 9:00am to 6:00pm, Saturday 9:00am to 3:00pm. Dr. Samuel Candanedo, Happy Pet Veterinary Clinic, 775-0501 or 6948-1475, email happypetdavid@hotmail.com. The cat or dog will need to get a rabies vaccination. This vaccination must be within 12 months of the day of transport but the pet cannot fly to the U.S. until thirty (30) days after he/she has the rabies vaccination, so don't wait until the last minute to do this. In the case of a cat traveling to EU countries, there must be a FAVN (Fluorescent Antibody Virus Neutralization) titer test for the level of rabies antibodies. This test must be done at least ninety (90) days before the pet can travel to Europe. The only approved laboratory for this test near Panama is at the University of Kansas Rabies Laboratory (http://www.ksvdl.org/rabies-laboratory/). Pets must be micro-chipped to enter EU countries. For pets destined for the USA: four to six days before the pet is scheduled to depart Panama (and early in the morning), go back to Dr. Sam. He will examine the pet and complete a Health Certificate, which must be in English and Spanish. Dr. Sam then takes the Health Certificate and the pet's Vaccination Card to a local office in David and within 24 hours has your Export Permit. (If destined for Europe, there is a special health certificate required.) For example, assume that you see Dr. Sam at 9:00am on Monday, then you should return at 9:00am on Tuesday and he will have your Export Permit and you are good to go! You are now ready to transport the pet to the U.S. Pet Relocation Services [copied from the Pet Care Resource topic; see http://www.chiriqui.life/topic/2354-pet-care-resources-of-the-chiriqui-province/] Golden Frog, José Saenz (English and Spanish), 6614-7811, jose@goldenfrog.net, http://www.goldenfrog.net/index.htm Panama Pet Relocation, Mario Vilar (English and Spanish), Gerente General, 6674-1598 or 6619-6964, info@panamapetrelocation.com, http://www.panamapetrelocation.com/, Magna Corp. Building, Suite 707, Financial District, 51st Street & 3rd Ave S., Panama City Luis Arce, 6536-1179, luistaxi777@yahoo.com