Hospital and doctors in St. Barth

Apr 12th, 2017, 03:53 PM
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Hospital and doctors in St. Barth

Hello!
I would like to know of women who had a baby or who know someone who had a baby in St. Barth, how was the experience? I saw on the internet that there is only one gynecologist on the island, is that right? For those who know, is he a good doctor? I'm worried that there's only one doctor ready to make a deliver. I would be very grateful if anyone could clarify me on this subject.

Also, for those with thyroid problems, I have not found any endocrinologists on the internet, can you tell me if there are any doctors who specialize in thyroid problems on the island? Sorry to be so specific but this are very important factors that I need to know before going there. I hope someone here could help me with this doubts.


Thank you very much!
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Apr 13th, 2017, 05:52 AM
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Not very many St. Bart's experts here. Try posting your question on the St. Bart's Travel Forum at www.sbhonline.com

As someone who lives on a Caribbean Island not far from St. Bart's I can tell you this:

1) Local women give birth on St. Bart's all the time and the doctor there is "competent". whether or not you'd consider him "good" is something only you can decide.

2) Most Ex-pats living in the Caribbean use local doctors only for routine matters. If we have serious medical conditions we go back to our home countries (The US, Canada, Britain, etc.) for care. You don't say where you are currently living but if it is a "developed country" chances are the health care on St. Bart's will be nowhere near as thorough as you'd get back home.

If you have medical concerns best to check with your primary care physician at home and get his/her advice before traveling to the Caribbean.

I don't mean to preach but if you are close to giving birth you might want to postpone your trip until after the baby's birth.
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