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Announcing new custodians of the Chiriqui.Life website's "Health Care Resources for Chiriqui Province"


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An important announcement for the residents of Boquete and the Chiriqui highlands area:

The most viewed information on the Chiriqui.Life (CL) website is the Health Care Resources for the Chiriqui Province that was first published in March 2016. As of today, that topic has been viewed more than 5,700 times (that averages out to more than 10 accesses every day). To view this important health care related information does NOT require membership on the CL website. Anyone can view this valuable information at any time.

This is perhaps the only publicly available repository of current health care resources for the Chiriqui Province. Where do you go in an emergency to get this kind of information? This listing is a homegrown effort that was originally compiled by Mary Lynah, a retired nurse living in Boquete; she no longer is able to maintain this resource listing. And so it is with great joy that the owners/administrators of CL are announcing today that two Boquete residents have volunteered to assume custodianship of this health care resource listing.

The primary purpose of this announcement is to introduce Doug and Jo Johnson to the Boquete and Chiriqui highlands community. Here is a bit about who they are, why they are interested in taking on this responsibility, and what they hope to accomplish with your support.


Doug and Jo Johnson have now been designated as moderators of the CL Health Care Forum. Their primary goal is to update, correct, and expand the Health Care Resource listing for Chiriqui Province as listed on the CL website.

Doug and Jo moved to Boquete with their two cats in 2015 from Pennsylvania, although they really come from Texas where they lived for decades.

Jo has a medical background in microbiology, parasitology, and immunology. Doug has a legal background. He also managed to break a leg, and then a hip, within the first year that they lived in Boquete, so they quickly developed a special appreciation for the health care resources and how to navigate the medical system in our area.

They intend to personally contact each of the physicians, dentists, therapists, etc., within the listing to confirm the accuracy of the information and to add helpful new information. That's going to take some time, so it will be a work in progress. In the meantime, if you have any information that will improve the Health Care Resource listing now, please send it to them at health.info@chiriqui.life. If you are a member of CL, you can also PM (private message) them using their "Doug and Jo" display name. A collaborative effort will greatly assist in reaching the goal of a comprehensive and accurate listing.

This announcement is about a new chapter in providing critical health care information to our special community. We are pleased, encouraged, and appreciative of Doug and Jo having stepped forward to help all of us live a healthier life. As indicated above, you may contact them via email at health.info@chiriqui.life, or via PM to their CL ID of "Doug and Jo". You can help them help you
by providing contact information about health care resources that you are aware of and/or use and that is not currently listed (or perhaps outdated).

Again, if you need health care information, simply click here Health Care Resources for the Chiriqui Province. You do not need to be a CL member to access this critical data, but we recommend that you join CL so that you can access all of the information contained therein. There is no cost to use the CL information portal. Simply click on the "Sign Up" icon in the upper right corner of the home page.

We ask that you join us in welcoming and supporting Doug and Jo Johnson in their new moderator role.

Marcelyn Jandreau and Bud Huber
Owners/Administrators of Chiriqui.Life
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