Dr. Joan Harriott and Dr. Alice Blavo are two doctors that can be found at the Global Medical Center & Laboratory, located by the Countryside Shopping Village in Savannah. “We just want the people of Grand Cayman to know that we are easily accessible, and we try to provide the highest quality care that we can with lots of dedication and commitment,” said Dr. Harriott. “I am an internal medicine specialist or a specialist that takes care of adults, essentially the adult equivalent of a pediatrician.”
The center offers a general practitioner service, as well as being internal medicine specialists. It is also able to treat both common, and complex medical problems as well as undertake routine examinations and tests of the kind required for work permits, for example. “We also have a very advanced commercial laboratory which uses the latest technology and equipment to process about 250 samples per hour,” Dr. Harriott explained. “The laboratory does most of the lab tests that are done in Grand Cayman from most of the hospitals, and the good thing about it is that most of the results can be obtained in one day. We test for complete blood counts, and blood chemistry. We test for common diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and hormonal problems.
“Patients can come to us directly for our lab services, or they can bring a request from their doctor for their lab tests to be processed. It’s convenient that they don’t have to be flown off the island because they have the lab right here and the results are accurate and affordable,” said Dr. Blavo.