What are the medical facilities like in Panama?

Panama has great medical facilities and doctors, particularly in Panama City and other large cities. Many doctors speak English and provide high-quality care for their patients. Outside of larger cities there are regional hospitals and clinics. Doctors are on-site and at most places an appointment is not necessary. There are also pharmacies scattered across Panama where travelers can purchase both prescription and non-prescription drugs. The cost of medical care or medicine is usually pretty cheap. Travelers who are considering visiting more adventurous, remote places may want to consider buying travel insurance.