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Clinica Rincon Nerja or Torre v Centro Medico Torrox Costa

Postby jukim » Wed Jun 13, 2012 11:35 am

Just wanted to know if anyone here uses these services and if so can they recommend or otherwise. I have private healthcare (Prevision Medica) and just need to decide where to find a doctor so any help and recommendation would be appreciated – preferably English speaking as my Spanish isn't up to medical terminology.
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Re: Centro Medico Torrox Costa v Clinica Rincon Torre del Ma

Postby gerryh » Wed Jun 13, 2012 11:46 am

We use Clinica Rincon.
Most of the doctors speak English.
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Re: Centro Medico Torrox Costa v Clinica Rincon Torre del Ma

Postby jukim » Wed Jun 13, 2012 1:12 pm

Thanks Gerry... is that Torre or Nerja?

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Re: Clinica Rincon Nerja or Torre v Centro Medico Torrox Cos

Postby gerryh » Wed Jun 13, 2012 1:42 pm

The Rincon de la Victoria one. :thumbup:
Larger, more facilities, easier to park near than the ones in Nerja or Torre del Mar.
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Re: Clinica Rincon Nerja or Torre v Centro Medico Torrox Cos

Postby ajtg1952 » Wed Jun 13, 2012 8:46 pm

Clinica Rincon - Torre del Mar - OK, Nerja - Better, Rincon del la Victoria - absolutely spot on.

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Re: Clinica Rincon Nerja or Torre v Centro Medico Torrox Cos

Postby Campo Steve » Wed Jun 13, 2012 9:09 pm

Torrevdel Mar tends to have long queues. Nerva less so but parking can be an issue but that could be the same anywhere in the summer. Not tried Rincon.
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Re: Clinica Rincon Nerja or Torre v Centro Medico Torrox Cos

Postby El Cid » Wed Jun 13, 2012 9:11 pm

Rincon is more like a small hospital with loads of expensive equipment.

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Re: Clinica Rincon Nerja or Torre v Centro Medico Torrox Cos

Postby jukim » Thu Jun 14, 2012 9:45 am

Thanks everyone... Campo Steve, when you say queues, can't you book an appointment to see a GP beforehand?

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Re: Clinica Rincon Nerja or Torre v Centro Medico Torrox Cos

Postby Campo Steve » Thu Jun 14, 2012 11:09 am

Yes, you can book an appointment but our experience is that you can still wait an hour at Torre del Mar. Nerja seems to be quicker. Clinica Rincon also have an online appointment system whereby you ask online for an appointment and they get back to you. To date they have never got back to us.

However, once you see the doctor the care is good.
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Re: Clinica Rincon Nerja or Torre v Centro Medico Torrox Cos

Postby jukim » Thu Jun 14, 2012 11:30 am

Thanks ... Nerja it is, Rincon is maybe a bit too far for a doctor appointment. :thumbup:

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Re: Clinica Rincon Nerja or Torre v Centro Medico Torrox Cos

Postby dido72 » Tue Aug 07, 2012 9:17 pm

I found the service at Nerja very good but had a mammogram and ultra sound there and had to have them both repeated at Torre del Mar hospital (for free the 2nd time) as both were inconclusive!! It may just be my bad luck though!

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Re: Clinica Rincon Nerja or Torre v Centro Medico Torrox Cos

Postby brenda » Thu Aug 16, 2012 4:50 pm

We too have insurance with Prevision Medica.

Hubby sees his GP at the Torre del Mar clinic several times a month and the Nurse for monthly blood tests. Excellent service all round. Maybe we have been very lucky but we have found the appointment service generally works well with him going in on time for around 75% of his appointments - we do find it best to book a pre-10.30 appointment.

I also see a Consultant at TDM and have regular scans and Mammograms - again excellent service.

Top class service too at the Rincon de la Victoria Clinica Rincon where Hubby sees 2 Consultants.

The only time we have been to the Nerja clinic was when I needed an urgent appointment and the Consultant was at Nerja that day - absolutely no complaints with the medical care but we found the reception / administrative staff far less helpful than at TDM.

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Re: Clinica Rincon Nerja or Torre v Centro Medico Torrox Cos

Postby patricia » Sat Feb 06, 2016 8:58 am

Do the Clinica Rincon in Nerja do referrals from the National Health because I have received three calls from them to say I have an appointment there. I phoned them and they said it was a mistake and then they phoned again yesterday whilst I was out and also they seem to have my mobile number which is a bit weird because I have never used them! but I have needed treatment. So I wondered if the patients are referred there by the NS system!
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Re: Clinica Rincon Nerja or Torre v Centro Medico Torrox Cos

Postby costakid » Sat Feb 06, 2016 1:58 pm

Rincon is the one. Plenty of local free parking. when your finished have
a beer on the sea front.

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Re: Clinica Rincon Nerja or Torre v Centro Medico Torrox Cos

Postby El Cid » Sat Feb 06, 2016 5:30 pm

You have clearly never tried parking near Clinica Rincon in Nerja. It is an absolute nightmare and nowhere near the sea.

Patricia, to answer your question, I use them a lot and I have never heard of the NHS using them for NHS patients.

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Re: Clinica Rincon Nerja or Torre v Centro Medico Torrox Cos

Postby patricia » Sat Feb 06, 2016 5:40 pm

OK they have phoned me three time so far! So I was getting a bit concerned, because sometimes I have been to a private clinic for in depth x-rays

Thanks for telling me that I was beginning to worry.
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Re: Clinica Rincon Nerja or Torre v Centro Medico Torrox Cos

Postby patricia » Sat Feb 06, 2016 5:47 pm

I think Costakid is referring to the one in Rincon de la Victoria!

There is parking if you go around the roundabout at supersol. I have never had a problem parking there in Nerja!
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Re: Clinica Rincon Nerja or Torre v Centro Medico Torrox Cos

Postby El Cid » Sat Feb 06, 2016 6:20 pm

Yes, but you were asking about Nerja. You must be lucky with parking - it has always been a problem for me.

Personally I agree that the clinic at Rincon is the best.

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Re: Clinica Rincon Nerja or Torre v Centro Medico Torrox Cos

Postby patricia » Sat Feb 06, 2016 6:27 pm

I mean if you go left around the roundabout to the dirt car park at the roundabout where there is a supersol and also it is below Mercadona, you can get to it that way too. Piles of places there, you may have to go to the bottom bit - Mercadona area - but always plenty of space.

Parking in the road is a nightmare not worth bothering, mind you if I look hard I can usually find somewhere.
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Re: Clinica Rincon Nerja or Torre v Centro Medico Torrox Cos

Postby El Cid » Sat Feb 06, 2016 6:38 pm

Yes, we have used that car park but it's quite a way to walk.

If the car park at El Puente is not chained off, that can be handy.

Sadly most of the car park you mention will disappear when they build the new health centre there (eventually!)

Torre de Mar is even worse. They are building another clinic in Almuñécar which will really good for us.

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