Marianela Guardia Rímolo

Marianela Guardia Rímolo


Patient Demographics: Adult, Eldery

"I think the success of medical treatment is based on the good communication between the physician, the patient and his family, in order to determine the cause of the discomfort and choose the treatment that will bring greater benefit."

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Procedures (4)

Articular drainage
Intraarticular graft injection

Medical conditions (8)

Carpal tunnel syndrome
Meralgia paresthetica
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General Info

About me

Rheumatic diseases can significantly affect the quality of life of those who suffer them, and are often not diagnosed promptly. The most satisfying thing for me is when one of my patients recover the ability to perform his/her activities and manages to relieve their pain and suffering.


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  • Specialty in Rheumatology. Universidad de Costa Rica - Facultad de Medicina. 2013
  • Doctor and Surgery. Universidad de Costa Rica - Facultad de Medicina. 2007
  • National Congress of the Spanish Society of Rheumatology

    May 2012

  • GCP Course for Biomedical Researchers CITI Program (Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative)


  • Basic CPR Course

  • Advanced CPR Course

  • Fenix III Course: Advanced Trauma and Disasters

  • Refresher Course of Dermatology and Urology

  • Workshop for trainers on promoting protective life styles against cancer, prevention and early detection

  • Course on Ethics and Professional Responsibility of the Physician - Colegio de Médicos y Cirujanos. San Jose, Costa Rica

  • Internship

    Rheumatology Internship, Córdoba, Spain 2012

  • Internship

    Autoimmune Diseases and Internal Medicine Internship. Hospital Clínic, Barcelona 2013

  • Internship

    Rheumatology Service Training Period. Hospital Reina Sofía. Córdoba, Spain from May 1st to June 30th, 2012

  • Internship

    Internal Medicine and Autoimmune Diseases Service Training Period. Hospital Clínic. Barcelona, Spain from November 1st to December 31st, 2013

  • Internship

    Internship in the Department of Clinical Research Novartis, Switzerland. From June 1st to August 31st, 2013


  • Physicians and Surgeons College of Costa Rica cod. MED9043 - active

    Medic and Surgeon - Costa Rica

  • Professor of Rheumatology. Universidad de Costa Rica, Department of Internal Medicine 2013-present
  • General Practitioner. EBAIS - Caja Costarricense del Seguro Social. Lagunilla, Santa Cruz, Costa Rica 2007-2008
  • General Practitioner. Clínica de Santa Cruz de Guanacaste - Caja Costarricense del Seguro Social. Santa Cruz, Costa Rica 2007-2008
  • Rheumatology Residency. Hospital Mexico - Caja Costarricense del Seguro Social. San José, Costa Rica 2008-2012
  • Assistant Physician of Rheumatology. Hospital Calderón Guardia - Caja Costarricense del Seguro Social. San José, Costa Rica 2012-present
  • Rheumatology Specialist. La Católica Hospital. San José, Costa Rica 2012-present
  • Attending Specialist. Emergency Room of La Católica Hospital. San José, Costa Rica 2012-2013