Healthcare in Spain

Spanish Healthcare consists of both private and public healthcare, with some hospitals (hospitales) and healthcare centres (centros de salud) offering both private (privado) and state healthcare services (asistencia sanitaria pública). You don’t need to have private health insurance to get medical treatment in Spain but it usually allows you to get faster treatment for non-emergency … Continue reading Healthcare in Spain

Chickenpox: Get a Shot, Avoid the Dots!

It feels like a fever. Or maybe a cold. But when you look in the mirror and see spots, you know it’s not a game of connect-the-dots. It’s chickenpox. And chickenpox sure do itch! Here’s why: After the red spots appear on your body, they fill up with a clear liquid. These liquid-filled blisters are … Continue reading Chickenpox: Get a Shot, Avoid the Dots!

Meet Our Life Coach: Inez Van Asselt

We are happy to welcome our new Life Coach, Inez Van Asselt, here at TPMC! Inez is originally from the Netherlands where she obtained her Masters degree (2001) in Clinical Psychology and post-graduate training in Counseling. Inez has a wide range of professional experience and expertise in the clinical field. After moving to Barcelona she … Continue reading Meet Our Life Coach: Inez Van Asselt

Turó Park Medical Center – Architecture Project

On January 19th 2017, Turó Park Medical Center opened it’s doors. Founded by Dr. Madeleine Smit, a Dutch native relocated in Barcelona, this private medical center has a specific focus on foreign patients (expats, tourists, business travelers). Turó Park Medical Center is an architecture project from IsabelLopezVilalta+Asociados, an very well known studio from Barcelona. Isabel … Continue reading Turó Park Medical Center – Architecture Project

Women’s Health: Your Health At Every Age.

As a woman, you need some special exams and screenings. Unique issues include pregnancy, menopause, and conditions of the female organs. Women can have a healthy pregnancy by getting early and regular prenatal care. They should also get recommended breast cancer, cervical cancer, and bone density screenings. Women and men also have many of the … Continue reading Women’s Health: Your Health At Every Age.

Understanding Asthma

Asthma is a chronic disease involving the airways in the lungs. These airways, or bronchial tubes, allow air to come in and out of the lungs. If you have asthma your airways are always inflamed. They become even more swollen and the muscles around the airways can tighten when something triggers your symptoms. This makes … Continue reading Understanding Asthma

How is your Immune System?

To be immune means to be protected. So it makes sense that the body system that helps fight off sickness is called the immune system. The immune system is made up of a network of cells, tissues, and organs that work together to protect the body. White blood cells, also called leukocytes, are part of this … Continue reading How is your Immune System?

Cheers for the Ears

Sounds are everywhere, and you have two cool parts on your body that let you hear them all: your ears! Your ears are in charge of collecting sounds, processing them, and sending sound signals to your brain. And that’s not all — your ears also help you keep your balance. So if you bend over … Continue reading Cheers for the Ears

Hyaluronic Acid

Hyaluronic Acid (Hyaluronic Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate, HA) naturally occurs in the skin and plays an important role in maintaining moisture and creating fullness. This essential molecule however has a short lifecycle in skin, with 30%-50% degrading every 24 hours. With age, the skin’s ability to produce hyaluronic acid decreases. Production starts to decline in the … Continue reading Hyaluronic Acid

A Team of Top Doctors®

Top Doctors® is the world’s medical team of reference in international private medicine. It has specialists of great renown in each specialty in Europe, Latin America and the USA. It came about with the objective of answering a clear need: knowing which is the best specialist to go to when facing a health problem. For … Continue reading A Team of Top Doctors®