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drbillperry
2/2/2014 18:36 EST

For those who need psychotropic medications, which include many you may not consider as such (such as sleeping pills), they now must be written by a psychiatrist, not a general MD. Up until yesterday the nearest psychiatrist I knew was in Guayaquil, but I have found one in Sta. Elena. He is here only two days per week (semi-retired).

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OceanHideaway
2/3/2014 12:07 EST

That would be the Provincia Santa Elena -- for those in the Salinas area up to Montanita.

...thanks Dr. Bill.

And for those who didn't know, Dr. Bill is a doctor of psychology and a therapist. What's pretty cool is he not only has sessions face to face but also face to face over SKYPE. he is from the San Francisco area though he is a NYC boy, speaks Spanish (has a lovely Ecuadorian wife) and he is SENECYST approved.

A very welcome member of the expat community here in Salinas.

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drbill
2/3/2014 13:54 EST

Thanks so much for the kind words, Susan. I just want to add that the initial consultation is free. Many thanks to all of you for your warm welcomes!
www.drbillperry.com
www.drbillsblog.com

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Karen17
2/5/2014 01:27 EST

I was able to get psychotropic sleeping pills without a prescription at all last time I was in Cuenca. I do have a prescription for it in the U.S. I had no problems taking out of EC, or getting it back into the U.S. Jus' sayin'

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drbill
2/5/2014 10:25 EST

I too never had problems coming in or going out - just with mail. May I ask what sleeping pills you were able to get here without a prescription?

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OceanHideaway
2/5/2014 11:20 EST

Also, was the last time prior to Dec 1, 2013?

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drbill
2/5/2014 13:53 EST

Yes, Susan, it was, and I was also told that the new law becme effective Jan. 1st. Perhaps my experience will benefit others who are living here or thinking of moving here and need certain medications. First of all, many common ones everywhere else do not exist here (valium, painkillers, for example). In the past I had my doc in the US write the prescriptions and a friend mail me the medicines - NO problem. Now it basically can no longer be done. First I was told to give customs here my prescriptions from the US, which was not easy to get. Then they said no, I have to submit prescriptions from an Ecuadorian doc. I did that, a psichiatrist, and submitted it. To my surprise after all that they still said no, because the medicines are not in some book of acceptable medications in Ecuador. It doesn't make sense - codeine is illegal but tramadol, just as addicting, is. Valium is prohibiited, but Ativan isn't. So in the end I spent a lot of time and money for nothing. Apparently you can no longer get mailed medicines from outside of Ecuador.

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KStone
2/6/2014 11:10 EST

THere is an excellent English speaking psychiatrist in Quito - Dr. Carlos Leon at the building next to Hopsital Cento Metropolitano. Trained in the USA. Best I have EVER been to including USA.
About getting your meds - we have them sent to my husband's brother who also sells Shaklee. The brother puts them into vitamin bottles, stuffs them with cotton, and my husband makes up a fake invoice. So far, no problems. I am considering registering with Social Security here so we don't have to go through all this. Good luck to us all who use some psychotropics.

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OceanHideaway
2/6/2014 13:03 EST

Dr. Bill:

So you went back to the Ecuador Post Office and they are still enforcing the rule that drugs cannot be sent by mail?

So in fact the sign had not changed -- the information the lady at the post office gave you when you went top speak with her was incorrect>

Now you understand why I was excited that the information you were given about mailing medicines appears to be changed -- apparently it hadn't

So back to square one.

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drbillperry
2/6/2014 13:20 EST

Yeah, Susan, but it is beyond square on, It is about square -5. Everytime I complied with a "requirement" they came up with a new one. This is aduana, not the post office - Correos de Ecuador has been extremely helpful. I am going to try the vitamin bottle idea. Hope it works.

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SawMan
2/6/2014 17:12 EST

I believe a couple of clarifications are needed. Bill Perry started this thread and entitled it "Psychiatrist in town." Bill Perry is NOT a psychiatrist in degree or licensure. Bill Perry holds a psychology degree. He is not a medical doctor or a general MD. Please conduct reasonable diligence into anyone coming on this forum seeking to provide services, particularly in health and wellness. You might be surprised.

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drbill
2/6/2014 17:38 EST

Excuse me, but I did not or ever have identified myself as a psychiatrist or medical doctor. I simply thought that some people might benetit from knowing that there IS a psychiatrist in town. So why the attack? Do you want his phone number?

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drbill
2/6/2014 17:40 EST

And with all due respect I DO NOT think ANY clarifications. I think my post was quite clear, but apparently too complicated for yourself.

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drbill
2/6/2014 17:54 EST

I just posted but it didn't go through, so if it does I apologize for the redundany. Sawman, with all due respect I don't think ANYTHING needs clarification. I was very clear in what I said. Many people here are in need of psychotropic medications and I thought it would help if they knew that they don't have to go to Guayaquil to get them. I NEVER respresented myself as a psychiatrist or medical doctor. So what is the "surprise?" What is so unclear?

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OceanHideaway
2/6/2014 22:52 EST

Well I for one am absolutely shocked ...shocked I say ...by what Sawman has exposed ...why it is ...

oh wait ...

Well documented and clarified in pretty much every one of Dr. Bill Perry (PhD) posts,in his introduction and personal information and easily verifiable. In fact I sort of made sure of it mysekf when I wrote "
And for those who didn't know, Dr. Bill is a doctor of psychology" in my response above.

So the point Sawman was trying make was -- oh there was no point -- he was being nasty, stupid, attempting to point out something wrongful and evil because obviously in his mind there must be (something wrongful and evil) I think there is name for this sort of behavior but not being the Doctor of Psyhc. I will leave that to the expert if he is so inclined; however I am sure he is too much a professional to stoop to diagnoses over such a pitiful attempt at attention seeking.

However, Sawman let's now take a look at YOUR profile Sawman since you have opened that ... and we see you have shared:

About SawMan
Currently Lives:
Citizen of:

NOTHING

...and your most recent posts?

about Panama. as much as he does about Ecuador -- no doubt as they are so easily interchangeable in his mind.

How...pathetic.

In my non-professional opinion:
This poster suffers from lack of a real life and an in- authentic identity with no real purpose to pursue. Obviously nothing to see here but a train wreck -- move along.

But Sawman if you really are seeking professional help -- and this unjustified attack is a pretty good indication that you really should -- Dr. Bill offers sessions by SKYPE. You should look into it. But please seek some professional help somewhere. You show a demonstrated need -- of that there is now no question.

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drbill
2/7/2014 00:08 EST

Thank you Susan, for your excellent lay assessment and diagnosis.
Besides, why would a psychologsist even WANT to be a psychiatrist? They are two very differnt fields, with small overlap. I am very happy being a PSYCHOLOGIST - I enjoy the work, I'm trying to get more work here, and I never misrepresent who I am or what my expertise is. I am a licensed, SENESYT-certified psychologist, and all that easily provable. Now I am not going to waste any more time defending myself from a psychopath, but remain available to all you good people here whom I am proud to have the opportunity to help. Thanks

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satyarising
2/7/2014 07:29 EST

Anyone know if any of the psychiatrists in Cuenca speak English? Thanks.

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OceanHideaway
2/7/2014 15:51 EST

The major hospitals in each city will have a psychiatric department under the auspices of a psychiatric doctor.

That is the doctor with whom you want to make an appointment with to discuss medical needs.

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GringitaFeliz
1/14/2019 18:06 EST

My husband is also an English speaking, American-trained psychiatrist. His office is in Quito. Email address is scheduledrtoledo@gmail.com

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kmoriarty45
1/14/2019 22:30 EST

There used to be several posters on this site that were in dire need of your husband's services. Fortunately, for the rest of us semi-adjusted individuals who contribute to the Forum, the trolls and imbeciles have either been banned and banished to bray at the Cuenca moon or departed this earthly coil.


Nevertheless, I thank you for the information and have added your information to my electronic "Rolodex".

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