Ecuador Medications & Prescriptions


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”.

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

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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.

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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
$1625$79.85

“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.

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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.

Gary

How We Can Serve You

How to Have Real Safety in 2020

The most important investment you can make in 2020, is in yourself. 

Invest in more time.  Invest in less stress. Invest in greater security.That’s why four years ago we created the Purposeful Investing Course (PI) because when it comes to finances, there are only three reasons why we should invest.  We invest for income.  We invest to resell our investments for more than we had invested.  We invest to make our world a better place.

We should not invest for fun, excitement or to get rich quick, or in a panic due to market corrections.

The core model portfolio we teach in the PI Course rarely changes, but is highly diversified in thousands of shares around the world… so there is higher long term profits, less stress and greater safety.

The portfolio consists of 19 country ETFs.  During the four years since we created the Purposeful Investing Course and set up a $40,000 real time portfolio at Motif Brokers, we have held the same 19 shares and have only traded three times.

The portfolio started with $40,000 and has risen to $53,591 ($49,015 in shares and the balance in accumulated cash).

The portfolio did really well from 2015 to 2018, better than the DJI Index.  Then as the US dollar grew in strength it fell behind.

The chart below shows the actual results of thos portfolio compared with the S&P 500.

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This good value portfolio above is based entirely on good value financial information and mathematically based safety programs developed around investing models that date back 91 and 24 years.

The Pifolio is a theoretical portfolio of MSCI Country Benchmark Index ETFs that cover all the good value markets developed combining my 50 years of investing experience with study of the mathematical market value analysis of Keppler Asset Management.

In my opinion, Keppler is one of the best market statisticians in the world.  Numerous very large fund managers, such as State Street Global Advisers, use his analysis to manage over $2.5 billion of funds.

The Pifolio analysis begins with Keppler who continually researches international major stock markets and compares their value based on current book to price, cash flow to price, earnings to price, average dividend yield, return on equity and cash flow return.  He compares each major stock market’s history.

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Michael Kepler CEO Keppler Asset Management.

Michael is a brilliant mathematician.  We have tracked his analysis for over 20 years.   He continually researches international major stock markets and compares their value based on current book to price, cash flow to price, earnings to price, average dividend yield, return on equity and cash flow return.  He compares each stock market’s history.  From this, he develops his Good Value Stock Market Strategy and rates each market as a Buy, Neutral or Sell market.  His analysis is rational, mathematical and does not cause worry about short term ups and downs.  Keppler’s strategy is to diversify into an equally weighted portfolio of the MSCI Indices of each BUY market.

This is an easy, simple and effective approach to zeroing in on value because little time, management and guesswork is required.  You are investing in a diversified portfolio of good value indices.

A BUY rating for an index does NOT imply that any stock in that country is an attractive investment, so you do not have to spend hours of research aimed at picking specific shares.  It is not appropriate or enough to instruct a stockbroker to simply select stocks in the BUY rated countries.  Investing in the index is like investing in all the shares in the index.  You save time because all you have to do is invest in the ETF to gain the profit potential of the entire market.

To achieve this goal of diversification the Pifolio consists of Country Index ETFs.

Country Index ETFs are similar to an index mutual fund but are shares normally traded on a major stock exchange that tracks an index of shares in a specific country.  ETFs do not try to beat the index they represent.  The management is passive and tries to emulate the performance of the index.

A country ETF provides diversification into a basket of equities in the country covered.  The expense ratios for most ETFs are lower than those of the average mutual fund as well so such ETFs provide diversification and cost efficiency.

Here is the Pifolio I personally use.

70% is diversified into Keppler’s good value (BUY rated) developed markets: Australia, Austria, France, Canada, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Norway, Spain, Singapore and the United Kingdom.

30% of the Pifolio is invested in Keppler’s good value (BUY rated) emerging markets: Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, the Czech Republic, South Korea, Malaysia and Taiwan.

The Pifolio consists of iShares ETFs that invested in each of the MSCI indicies of theseall good value BUY markets.

For example, the iShares MSCI Australia (symbol EWA) is a Country Index ETF that tracks the investment results the Morgan Stanley Capital Index MSCI Australia Index which is composed mainly of large cap and small cap stocks traded primarily on the Australian Stock Exchange mainly of companies in consumer staples, financials and materials. This ETF is non-diversified outside of Australia.

iShares is owned by Black Rock, Inc. the world’s largest asset manager with over $4 trillion in assets under management.

The fact that the Pifilios are invested in all the shares of the MSCI Index in each good value market reduces long term risk.

When the US stock market bull ends, know one knows for sure how long or how severe the correction will be.

When the bear arrives, what will happen to global and especially good value markets?

No  one knows the answer to this question.

What we do know is that the equally weighted, good value market Pifolios have the greatest potential long term and that math based trailing stops can be used to protect against a secular global stock market correction when it comes.

My fifty years of global investing experience helps take advantage of numerous long term cycles that are part of the universal math that affects all investments.

What you get when you subscribe to Pi.

You immediately receive a 120 page basic training course that teaches the Pi Strategy.   You learn all the Pi strategies, what they are, how to use them and what each can do for you, your lifestyle and investing.

You also begin receiving regular emailed Pifiolio updates and online access to all the Pifolio updates of the last four years.  Each update examines the current activity in a Pifolio, how it is changing, why and how the changes might help your investing or not.

Included in the basic training is an additional 120 page PDF value analysis of 46 stock markets (23 developed markets and 23 emerging stock markets).  This analysis looks at the price to book, price to earnings, average yield and much more.

You also receive two special reports.

In the 1980s, a remarkable set of two economic circumstances helped anyone who spotted them become remarkably rich.  Some of my readers made enough to retire.  Others picked up 50% currency gains.  Then the cycle ended.  Warren Buffett explained the importance of this ending in a 1999 Fortune magazine interview.  He said:  Let me summarize what I’ve been saying about the stock market: I think it’s very hard to come up with a persuasive case that equities will over the next 17 years perform anything like—anything like—they’ve performed in the past 17!

I did well then, but always thought, “I should have invested more!”  Now those circumstances have come together and I am investing in them again.

The circumstances that created fortunes 30 years ago were an overvalued US market (compared to global markets) and an overvalued US dollar.  The two conditions are in place again!

30 years ago, the US dollar rose along with Wall Street.  Profits came quickly over three years.  Then the dollar dropped like a stone, by 51%  in just two years.  A repeat of this pattern is growing and could create up to 50% extra profit if we start using strong dollars to accumulate good value stock market ETFs in other currencies.

This is the most exciting opportunity I have seen since we started sending our reports on international investing ideas more than three decades ago.  The trends are so clear that I have created a short, but powerful report “Three Currency Patterns for 50% Profits or More.”   This report shows how to earn an extra 50% from currency shifts with even small investments.  I kept the report short and simple, but included links to 153 pages of  Good Value Stock Market research and Asset Allocation Analysis.

The report shows 20 good value investments and a really powerful tactic that shows the most effective and least expensive way to accumulate these bargains in large or even very small amounts (less than $5,000).  There is extra profit potential of at least 50% so the report is worth a lot.

This report sells for $29.95 but in this special offer, you receive the report, “Three Currency Patterns for 50% Profits or More” FREE when you subscribe to Pi.

Plus get the $39.95 report “The Silver Dip” free.

With investors watching global stock markets bounce up and down, many missed two really important profit generating events over the last two years.  The price of silver dipped below $14 an ounce as did shares of the iShares Silver ETF (SLV).   The second event is that the silver gold ratio hit 80, compared to a ratio of 230 only two years before.

In September 2015, I prepared a special report “Silver Dip 2015” about a silver speculation, leveraged with a British pound loan, that could increase the returns in a safe portfolio by as much as eight times.  The tactics described in that report generated 62.48% profit in just nine months.

I have updated this report and “Silver Dip” report shares the latest in a series of long term lessons gained through 40 years of speculating and investing in precious metals.  I released the 2015 report, when the gold silver ratio slipped to 80.  The ratio has corrected and that profit has been taken and now a new precious metals dip has emerged.

I have prepared a new special report “Silver Dip” about a leveraged speculation that can increase the returns in a safe portfolio by as much as eight times.

You also learn from the Value Investing Seminar, our premier course, that we have been conducting for over 30 years.  Tens of thousands of delegates have paid up to $999 to attend.  Now you can join the seminar online FREE in this special offer.

This three day course is available in sessions that are 10 to 20 minutes long for easy, convenient learning.   You can listen to each session any time and as often as you desire.

The sooner you hear what I have to say about current markets, the better you’ll be able to cash in on perhaps the best investing opportunity since 1982.

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Tens of thousands have paid up to $999 to attend.

In 2020 I celebrate my 54th anniversary in the investing business and 52nd year of writing about global investing.  Our reports and seminars have helped readers have better lives, with less stress yet make fortunes during up and down markets for decades.  This information is invaluable to investors large and small because even small amounts can easily be invested in the good value shares we cover in our seminar.

In this special offer, you can get this online seminar FREE when you subscribe to our Personal Investing Course.

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Enroll in Pi.  Get the basic training, the 46 market value report, access to all the updates of the past two years, the two reports and the Value Investing Seminar right away. 

#1:  I guarantee you’ll learn ideas about investing that are unique and can reduce stress as they help you enhance your profits through slow, worry free, easy diversified investing.

If you are not totally happy, simply let me know.

#2:  I guarantee you can cancel your subscription within 60 days and I’ll refund your subscription fee in full, no questions asked.

#3:  You can keep the two reports and Value Investing Seminar as my thanks for trying.

You have nothing to lose except the fear.   You gain the ultimate form of financial security as you reduce risk and increase profit potential.

Subscribe to Pi now, get the 130 page basic training, the 120 page 46 market value analysis, access to over 100 previous Pifolio updates, the “Silver Dip” and “Three Currency Patterns For 50% Profits or More” reports, and value investment seminar, plus begin receiving regular Pifolio updates throughout the year.

Subscribe to a Pi annual subscription for $197 and receive all the above.

Gary

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