Cali, Colombia

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Retirement in Cali, Colombia - Retiring in Cali, Colombia - Living in Cali, Colombia - Cost of Living in Cali, Colombia

Cali is a very favorite retirement destination because the people are so nice, the medical facilities are so spectatular, and it’s easy to get around.

However Colombia is a challenge if you don't speak Spanish. Not as many people as you would hope speak English.

Reting in Colombia takes a different personality than retiring in Panama or Costa Rica because Panama and Cosa Rica are are slower-paced environments. Colombia is really a fast-paced and dynamic country. except perhaps for Cartagena. 

So North Americans who retire in Cali are normally people who are used to living in big cities, like New York City, Miami, etc.

Good visuals here:  http://youtu.be/HqtVwgHIqo4


 

Health Care Summary

Healthcare in Cali, Colombia

Clearly, while quality of hospitals and health care professionals is not a constant; however Colombia and Chile' boast highly advanced health care services due to the following reasons:

1. Exceptional quality medical schools

2. Broad availability in most, if not all, medical and surgical sub-specialties enables multi-disciplinary approach to managing complex medical/surgical conditions

3. Excellent nursing capabilities, in adequate supply, enables specialization of nursing staff, thus making for excellent post-therapeutic care and recovery 

4. Physicians, for the most part, invest in continuing education, therefore renewing their knowledge base on a consistent basis.

5. Overseas education: Many physicians travel abroad for fellowship education (a 1-3 year process of medical specialization), returning to the homeland with progressive methodologies and views about modern health care practice.  

6. Both nations have a universal health care insurance system AND a private insurance system that sustains continued infrastructure development.

7. Continued investment in facilities and technology.

8. Providers are responsive to socio-economic segmentation of consumers.  

9. Non litigious practice environment allows the doctors to focus on the human touch, building close relationships with their patients     

The above-mentioned combines to a world-class infrastructure, US quality outcomes (or better) and exceptional consumer friendly practice style. 

Activities
  • Activities in Cali, Colombia
    • Adrenaline Sports
    • Airport
    • Amusement parks
    • Architecture
    • Art and Museums
    • Art Galleries
    • Arts and Entertainment
    • Birding
    • Boating
    • Church or Faith-Based Activities
    • Cinemas
    • Coffee / Tea Houses
    • Cultural Experiences
    • Deep-Sea Fishing
    • Fishing
    • Gaming
    • Golf
    • International Airport
    • Mall and Superstores
    • Nightlife
    • Organized Family Activities
    • Outdoor Activities
    • Plays and Cultural Events
    • Private Airport
    • Pubs and Bars
    • Sailing
    • Scuba and Snorkeling
    • Sightseeing
    • Spas and Resorts
    • Swimming and Beaches
    • Whale Watching
    • Wineries and Microbrewers
    • Ziplining
    • Zoo
Amentities
  • Amentities in Cali, Colombia
    • Good Bookstores
    • Good Internet Access
    • Good Restaurants
    • Lively Arts Calendar
    • Outdoor Recreation Assets
    • Tourist Shops
Community Types
  • Community Types in Cali, Colombia
    • Condos and Fractional Ownership Setting
    • Cosmopolitan City
    • University Town
Supportive Lifestyle Services
  • Supportive Lifestyle Services in Cali, Colombia
    • Assisted Living
    • Hospice
    • Independent Living
American-Friendly Retirement Destinations
  • American-Friendly Retirement Destinations in Cali, Colombia
    • Expat Enclaves
    • Retirement Towns / Communities
Medical Services Catering to North Americans
  • Medical Services Catering to North Americans in Cali, Colombia
    • Alternative Therapy
    • Cosmetic Surgery
    • Dental / Light Elective / Wellness
    • Diagnostic Services / Executive Physicals
    • Major surgery
    • Minor Needed Surgery
Langages Spoken
  • Langages Spoken in Cali, Colombia
    • Spanish
    • English
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Posted on:2011-06-10

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Medical Tourism Report on Cali, Colombia

According to recent Lonely Planet guides of Colombia, Cali has recently become famous for being a prime destination for people seeking cheap cosmetic surgery.

Cali's surgeons are famous in Colombia for having shaped some of the country's most beautiful women.

Medical professionals recognize Cali for interventional and new technologies for heart surgeries. 

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Medical Breakthroughs in Cali, Colombia

Surgeon Chooses New Technology For Own Heart Surgery

Health Summary

Healthcare in Cali, Colombia

Clearly, while quality of hospitals and health care professionals is not a constant; however Colombia and Chile' boast highly advanced health care services due to the following reasons:

1. Exceptional quality medical schools

2. Broad availability in most, if not all, medical and surgical sub-specialties enables multi-disciplinary approach to managing complex medical/surgical conditions

3. Excellent nursing capabilities, in adequate supply, enables specialization of nursing staff, thus making for excellent post-therapeutic care and recovery 

4. Physicians, for the most part, invest in continuing education, therefore renewing their knowledge base on a consistent basis.

5. Overseas education: Many physicians travel abroad for fellowship education (a 1-3 year process of medical specialization), returning to the homeland with progressive methodologies and views about modern health care practice.  

6. Both nations have a universal health care insurance system AND a private insurance system that sustains continued infrastructure development.

7. Continued investment in facilities and technology.

8. Providers are responsive to socio-economic segmentation of consumers.  

9. Non litigious practice environment allows the doctors to focus on the human touch, building close relationships with their patients     

The above-mentioned combines to a world-class infrastructure, US quality outcomes (or better) and exceptional consumer friendly practice style. 

Travel Summary

Cali, Colombia Travel – Cali, Colombia Travel Guide for Medical Tourists – Cali, Colombia Travel Tips

Cali is the capital of the department of Valle del Cauca. It has a large number of attractions and is well known for the night life. They brag that you can find the best salsa dancers and the prettiest girls in Colombia.

Cali also boosts a great zoo.

The city of Cali offers a variety of ways to move through the city; in March 2009, The Masivo Integrado de Occidente (MIO) began operations. It is planned to be the primary system that connects the city. Taxis and old buses are the secondary way to get around. Taxis are one of the best systems that tourists can use, as they are relatively inexpensive and are the most secure of the two. Non-MIO buses round-out the system and are used primarily by the working class to get around and are the least expensive to use. Buses are secure but not at the same level as taxis. This part of the transport in the city is waiting a needed reorganization of routes.
Traveling in Cali  Read more . . .

Good visuals:  http://youtu.be/HqtVwgHIqo4

Activities
  • Activities in Cali, Colombia
    • Adrenaline Sports
    • Airport
    • Amusement parks
    • Architecture
    • Art and Museums
    • Art Galleries
    • Arts and Entertainment
    • Birding
    • Boating
    • Church or Faith-Based Activities
    • Cinemas
    • Coffee / Tea Houses
    • Cultural Experiences
    • Deep-Sea Fishing
    • Fishing
    • Gaming
    • Golf
    • International Airport
    • Mall and Superstores
    • Nightlife
    • Organized Family Activities
    • Outdoor Activities
    • Plays and Cultural Events
    • Private Airport
    • Pubs and Bars
    • Sailing
    • Scuba and Snorkeling
    • Sightseeing
    • Spas and Resorts
    • Swimming and Beaches
    • Whale Watching
    • Wineries and Microbrewers
    • Ziplining
    • Zoo
Amentities
  • Amentities in Cali, Colombia
    • Good Bookstores
    • Good Internet Access
    • Good Restaurants
    • Lively Arts Calendar
    • Outdoor Recreation Assets
    • Tourist Shops
American-Friendly Retirement Destinations
  • American-Friendly Retirement Destinations in Cali, Colombia
    • Expat Enclaves
    • Retirement Towns / Communities
Medical Services Catering to North Americans
  • Medical Services Catering to North Americans in Cali, Colombia
    • Alternative Therapy
    • Cosmetic Surgery
    • Dental / Light Elective / Wellness
    • Diagnostic Services / Executive Physicals
    • Major surgery
    • Minor Needed Surgery
Langages Spoken
  • Langages Spoken in Cali, Colombia
    • Spanish
    • English
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