Need Swiss Medical Doctor ASAP!

victoria

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OK, I throw myself on the mercy of this forum since my Swiss Medical rep isn't moving too quickly.

Does anyone know a doctor who accepts Swiss Medical? They don't have to speak English .... I have a note from my dentist that explains what I need (a sedative prescription). I'm scheduled for a root canal on Monday and I won't get in the chair unless I'm sedated.

And no, I didn't receive my book listing physicians who work for S.M. and my Spanish is at the enfant level, so sifting through their Website is difficult, though I may give that a stab again.

Thanks!
 

nikad

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You should go to their offices and talk to a representative, they most likely have an English speaking person, or even better, got their clinic on Pueyrredon ( to the ER ) and just get the doctor prescription for your sedative and proceed to the dentist. They tend not to be very responsive over the phone anyway.
 

victoria

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Thank you responders ....

Why do I need sedatives? As a child I had a dentist who didn't use novacaine, had a slow drill and hated children.

My SM representative does speak English, she's just not responding in a timely manner.

I have been at the clinic on Pueyrredon ... aparently in Argentina most dentists are not considered medical doctors and they can't write prescriptions. I was told I had to get the prescription from a doctor.
 

nikad

Registered
victoria said:
Thank you responders ....

Why do I need sedatives? As a child I had a dentist who didn't use novacaine, had a slow drill and hated children.

My SM representative does speak English, she's just not responding in a timely manner.

I have been at the clinic on Pueyrredon ... aparently in Argentina most dentists are not considered medical doctors and they can't write prescriptions. I was told I had to get the prescription from a doctor.
Yes, dentists cannot prescribe sedatives, just go to the clinic on Pueyrredon, see a regular doctor and get your prescription ( give the doctor your note, and tell him you just arrived to the country and just joined SM, etc ) then get your magic pills and proceed to the dentist :)
 

igor

Administrator
nikad said:
... just go to the clinic on Pueyrredon, see a regular doctor and get your prescription ...
They must have doctors that accept walk-in patients. It is called "consulta de demanda espontanea" or something like that. If it is not available you can even stop at emergency "la guardia" and ask to see a doctor, it is not such a big deal.
 

victoria

Registered
Thanks everyone ... I got the problem solved ... found a general number for SM and the person who answered could speak English ... so I have an appointment today.
 

orwellian

Registered
victoria said:
Thank you responders ....

Why do I need sedatives? As a child I had a dentist who didn't use novacaine, had a slow drill and hated children.

My SM representative does speak English, she's just not responding in a timely manner.

I have been at the clinic on Pueyrredon ... aparently in Argentina most dentists are not considered medical doctors and they can't write prescriptions. I was told I had to get the prescription from a doctor.
A similar thing happen to me when I was a kid. Nowadays it's a lot better though. Whenever I do a root canal I don't feel a thing. Although I have to admit, the vibration and sound of that drill makes me really uncomfortable.
 
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