Clinica Integrada de Tibas
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In my experience at the Clinica Integral de Tibas, I was able to follow and observe certain doctors from different parts of health care and understand their role in keeping the community healthy. I followed around 2 family medical doctors, a nutritionist, and an emergency medicine doctor during my experience. The doctors explained to me the system that was present in Costa Rica and also allowed me to watch certain medical procedures. The doctors also explained to me the medical significance behind certain problems that people had and what types of treatments were available. My primary reason for analyzing the Clinica Integral de Tibas was to get a better picture of the health system in Costa Rica and understand the influence that one clinic can have on a community. In a community like Tibas, a clinic has a great impact on the lifestyle, living conditions and development of the city. I developed an understanding that the patient/doctor relationship in this clinic goes beyond the idea of just physical health, but a holistic health that incorporates all aspects of daily living.