List of HOSPITALS at the Cebu Province
Badian District Hospital
Cebu City Medical Center
N. Bacalso Avenue ,Cebu City
Lapu-Lapu City District Hospital
Mandaue City District Hospital
(6332) 345-9739 to 42
Don Andres Soriano Avenue , Cebu City
Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center
(6332) 255-1591, (6332) 253-9891
B. Rodriguez, Cebu City
Cebu City Visayas Community Medical Center
(6332) 253-6399; +6332 253-1901
Osmena Blvd., Cebu City
Cebu Doctor's Hospital
Osmeña Blvd., Cebu City
Cebu Velez General Hospital
(6332) 253-1871 , (6332) 253-1879
F. Ramos St., Cebu City
Chong Hua Hospital
Fuente Osmeña, Cebu City
Cortes General Hospital
(6332) 345 – 1486
Ouano Mandaue City
Dr. Ignacio M. Cortes General Hospital Inc.
346 – 7850; 346 – 7859
Rizal Mandaue City
Doctors Specialty Reactive Medical & Diagnostic
2/F F Suarez Bldg. Osmena Blvd. Cor. Llorente St.Cebu City
H.W. Miller Memorial Sanitarium & Hospital
No.400 Tres De Abril Street, Cebu City,6000
Isidro Kintanar Memorial Hospital (Argao)
LH Prime Medical Center
032-345-3481; Fax no.032-344-3435
A.S. Fortuna, Mandaue City, 6014
Mactan Doctor’s Hospital
Basak, Lapu-Lapu City, Mactan
Mactan Community Hospital
(6332) 340-3721, (6332) 340-3728
Basak 6015 Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu
Metro Cebu Community Hospital
(6332) 253-1901; +6332 253-1902
Jones Ave., Cebu City
Miller Sanitarium & Hospital
(6332) 261-2100,262-1974 400
Tres de Abril Street , San Nicolas
North General Hospital Inc.
(6332) 343-7777 Kauswagan Road, Talamban, Cebu City
Perpetual Soccour Hospital
6332 232-2411; +6332 232-2418 (6332) 233-8620
Gerordo Ave., Cebu City
Sacred Heart Hospital
(6332)254-1841 ,(6332) 254-8821
Villa Asnar Urgello Private Rd. Cebu City
St. Vincent General Hospital
6332 254-4206 / 253-8296 210
D Jones Avenue, Cebu City
South General Hospital
Tuyan , Naga Cebu
Talisay City District Hospital
San Isidro , Talisay Cebu City
Vicente Gullas Memorial Hospital
Banilad, Mandaue City
Recommendations to relatives and friends of patients
Hospitalization is not only a medical problem, but also a social one. Very often, patients, not realizing the seriousness of their situation, categorically refuse it. They can be understood: located outside the house, a strict regime, tasteless food and lack of familiar comfort. Sometimes a person cannot or does not want to leave his family, home and pets, he is afraid of losing his job. It happens that the doctors themselves leave the patient at home due to lack of places in the hospital.
When should I insist on hospitalization, and when can I be treated in a clinic? It is impossible to give recommendations for all occasions, so let's look at the most typical situations.
Diseases of the cardiovascular system - a serious thing, but requiring hospitalization with every exacerbation. For example, a patient with angina pectoris is able to cope with a usual attack of compressive pain in the heart. Cardiologists believe that a patient must be placed in a hospital if:
an attack of pain in the heart occurred for the first time;
in patients, seizures become much more common or appear at night and at rest;
a heart attack does not go away with medication.
First, doctors take an electrocardiogram. But it is difficult to judge the work of the heart by one ECG, so prepare all the old ECGs or at least the last one by the time the doctor arrives. Put on the table all the medicines your relative is taking. Give him the medicine and be sure to remember how long the medicine worked.
With hypertension, hospitalization is necessary if:
an increase in blood pressure was detected for the first time;
pressure does not decrease on drugs that previously helped;
hypertensive crisis developed: a sharp jump in pressure, severe headache, dizziness, flickering flies in front of the eyes, nausea and vomiting.
Hypertension in the house must have a tonometer - an apparatus for measuring pressure.
Only daily measuring it in the morning and in the evening, you can judge the effectiveness of drugs. I advise you not to rely on memory, keep a diary and write down the measurement results in it. By the arrival of the doctor, measure the pressure and prepare your notes - this will immediately put him in the know.
Many cardiological patients have cardiac arrhythmias. Sometimes, to identify them, it is enough to count the pulse on the patient’s wrist. If your relative has suffered a myocardial infarction, suffers from cardiosclerosis or heart disease, learn how to count the pulse and evaluate its rhythm. If interruptions appeared for the first time, then hospitalization is required.
Edema, shortness of breath, and heart palpitations indicate heart failure. Private doctors often treat her at home. But uncontrolled intake of strong cardiac and diuretic drugs can cause severe complications. Therefore, severe heart failure should begin to be treated in a hospital, and only supportive therapy should be carried out at home.
Respiratory disease is most commonly found in smokers. They pay almost no attention to their cough. A change in the nature of the cough can signal new, very dangerous diseases. Therefore, follow the cough of your smoking relatives, learn to assess its nature, frequency and carefully examine sputum. Inpatient examination and treatment is necessary if:
the cough became more frequent and horsed;
the amount of sputum increased significantly, it acquired a yellow-green color and an unpleasant odor;
blood appeared in the sputum.
The hospital treats pneumonia and acute bronchitis with fever and shortness of breath. Now with the advent of the strongest antibiotics, these diseases are increasingly being treated at home. Meanwhile, the treatment of pneumonia is not only regular injections, but also a special regimen, physiotherapy and breathing exercises. Practice shows that home "therapy" often ends with the transition of the disease into a chronic form.
The first attack of suffocation is a very likely sign of incipient asthma. Hospitalization in this case is required: it is necessary to identify the nature of the disease in order to prevent its further development. If asthma attacks worsen, and the patient uses the inhaler more than 6-8 times a day, he also has a direct road to the hospital. Well, and when the attack is not removed at all, urgently call an ambulance. Otherwise, your relative will have to save resuscitators.
Influenza and other acute respiratory infections are found at every step. Remember that the patient should be treated in the infectious ward if:
the temperature is very high - more than 40C;
temperature above 38C lasts more than five days;
your patient is a very old person, an infant or has many diseases that are sharply aggravated by a viral infection.
Not every sore throat can be cured at home. High fever and sore throat are not the worst. Angina can attack the kidneys and heart. This happens in severe forms of the disease, and then hospitalization is required. Remember that tonsillitis begins with simple forms, and the transition to severe ones can be invisible, so examine your patient’s throat daily. If:
glands covered with a whitish coating;
purulent inflammation passed from the tonsils to neighboring tissues -
hospitalize him urgently.
Almost every second adult has various diseases of the stomach and intestines. The usual exacerbations of gastritis and ulcers are best treated at home: peace is considered to be the best cure for these diseases. But each ulcer and its relatives should know the symptoms of complications of the disease. Hospitalization is necessary if:
a stomach ulcer or erosive gastritis is first detected;
vomiting and calla black appeared;
after a course of treatment with repeated gastroscopy, the ulcer did not decrease;
it is impossible to organize the right regimen and diet at home.
Everyone knows that with acute pains in the lower abdomen on the right, urgent hospitalization is needed, because it looks like appendicitis.
But here people suffering from chronic cholecystitis and pancreatitis get used to the pain and often do not rush to the hospital. As a result, the case ends with an operation that could easily be avoided. Inpatient treatment is necessary if:
abdominal pains are very intense and can not be removed by conventional means;
there was plentiful repeated vomiting and a delay of a chair;
eyes and skin turned yellow.
Chronic colitis is very common now. The disease is difficult to treat. But you need to sound the alarm when blood appeared in the stool. Hospitalization is necessary not only to stop bleeding, but also to exclude cancer.
Intestinal infections have recently been allowed to be treated at home. But from relatives who care for the patient, constant alertness is required. If your patient has:
temperature above 40C, delirium, severe headache;
severe weakness, thirst, dry skin, drooping cheeks and rolling eyes;
stools more often 8 times a day;
a stool of unusual color, in the form of rice broth, or green, or bloody -
he urgently needs to be hospitalized.
The most common kidney and bladder diseases are pyelonephritis (inflammation of the renal pelvis) and cystitis (inflammation of the bladder). Here the decision is yours: both can be successfully treated at home. However, due to domestic “freedom” and the lack of daily medical monitoring, diseases of the urinary tract often become chronic. How many people cannot live a full life just because they once had the stupidity to treat cystitis according to the recommendations of a neighbor! My patient alone cannot work because she is forced to run to the toilet every 10 minutes. Therefore, many urologists believe that patients with acute pyelonephritis and cystitis should be treated only in a hospital.
And with renal colic, everything is simple: if you could not cope with it at home or in the clinic, the patient must be hospitalized.
It is very difficult to correctly assess the symptoms of neurological diseases. But there are situations when you may also need help and efficiency. Be alert if you have elderly relatives with hypertension. This is a risk factor for acute cerebrovascular accident (stroke). Of course, you are unlikely to make an accurate diagnosis, but you can suspect a stroke. Pay attention to the patient’s behavior, speech and movement. If suddenly he becomes inadequate, says, as if he has porridge in his mouth, drags his foot, then put him to bed and call an ambulance. Often timely hospitalization helps prevent the worst.
There are many people with vascular diseases. The most common "female" vascular disease is varicose veins. Urgent hospitalization is necessary if:
severe pain in the leg;
the leg turned red or blue.
In the elderly, smokers and patients with diabetes, the legs are constantly freezing due to damage to the arteries. But with:
sharp pain in the leg;
inability to move the leg;
pallor of the skin -
Take your patient to the hospital immediately. Early hospitalization will help to avoid gangrene, and, therefore, amputation of the limb.
Gynecological diseases. For any woman, the most terrible doctor is a gynecologist. It is not surprising that most women suffer from anemia. Uterine fibroids are often the cause of anemia. And if the doctor believes that it is necessary to be operated on, do it without delay. After the operation, you will live a full life without trembling with thought and without suffering from a constant lack of hemoglobin.