Blog - Category: Medical Care in Mexico
Posted by Dr. Santiago Hernandez, December 2, 2015
Whenever we feel like life is becoming too hectic, we give ourselves a little break by taking a nap or just relaxing. But our body is working 24/7 to provide us with the perfect health. While we may think that going to the spa or for a run is good, we can all agree that hardly any of us know what is really going on inside us.
Furthermore, women are generally conditioned to have a nice slim body, but many do not realize that not everyone can achieve that since they were not built that way. Thus, by dieting and exercise, they may get the waistline they want, but they don’t know how disastrous it can be in terms of their overall health.
Posted by Dr. Santiago Hernandez, November 18, 2015
Getting a physician’s appointment, especially when you’re not feeling well, can be annoying because you need to be written into a waiting list for the doctor to even attend to your problem; and although we cannot predict our health, hospitals are often unaccommodating when it comes to getting an immediate doctor’s appointment.
Healthcare has been the biggest issue for many developing and developed countries because the number of people with health problems is increasing. It was predicted that annually, the amount spent on healthcare in the US would hit to $3 Trillion, but the number exceeded to $3.8 Trillion.
Posted by Dr. Santiago Hernandez, November 4, 2015
Cancer is a scary disease, and only those who have suffered themselves or watched someone else suffer know the pain and heartache it brings. Doctors and researchers have been working hard to know all they can about how cancer can be, if not cured, then prevented. According to statistics, cancer was diagnosed for 14.1 million adults in the world in 2012, with a death rate of 8.3 million.
Cancer treatments have become advanced, but because they are expensive, not many people can afford them. Many hospitals do not have particular treatments and people have to go to other medical institutes and at times in other countries to receive proper therapy. Cancer patients have to go through grueling surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy to get a possible second chance at life, which takes a massive toll on their health. Because of the amount of effort, equipment and medical supplies used for these expensive medical treatments, some make the decision to pass away quietly rather than spend their remaining life paying off medical debts.
Posted by Dr. Santiago Hernandez, October 21, 2015
Whether it is out of uneasiness, ignorance or expense, many people skip out on going to the doctor. Although it is customary for a person to get a medical checkup at least once a year, many self-diagnose and give themselves an all clear. Most use the internet to read up on their symptoms, so many do not go to a doctor at all. However, before it is too late, it is better to stop being lazy and go to a professional who is certified in health care.
Many people with medical problems have stated that most of the time, they ignore the signs as just nausea, or a headache or a simple bump. For people with cancer, this ignorance can be life threatening. Cancer is the leading cause of death worldwide and can sneak up on anyone. According to statistics, nearly 14.1 million people were diagnosed with cancer in 2012. Because only those who have proper medical insurance can afford appropriate cancer treatment, many are left with the decision of either spending all of their saved money on treatment and none for after, or to seek help elsewhere.
Posted by Dr. Santiago Hernandez, October 7, 2015
The number of Americans traveling to medical tourism destinations each year is astounding. A spectacular six million Americans travel to countries such as Costa Rica, Mexico, Thailand, amongst other popular destinations for medical care. The treatments might be low in value, but are high in quality.
For this reason, people readily visit Mexico for cardiac procedures, knee, and hip replacement surgery for instance. With price 80% less expensive for high-risk medical procedures, medical tourism destinations rose to popularity. Since heart disease in the United States is the number one cause of death and one of the most expensive procedures to get, medical tourism destinations seem like the perfect getaway for heart related treatments.
Posted by Dr. Santiago Hernandez, August 26, 2015
Mexico, the border nation of the United States, has amassed into one of the most livable countries for expats. For expats, the real attraction is the country’s healthcare system, with all of the country’s beautiful structures and sights an added bonus. The country has in place two types of healthcare systems, private and universal insurance programs.
In order to improve their healthcare system even further, the country developed a program called Popular Health Insurance (Seguro Popular) in 2004. The program aimed to make preventative treatments less costly for the less economically wealthy.
Since the program’s initiation, 50 million uninsured residents have benefitted from it. Furthermore, the threat of contracting tuberculosis and malaria has also seen a steady decline. In comparison to some areas of Africa and Asia, Mexico fares far better as a livable state for expats. However, it would be unfair to say that Mexico’s low cost of living did not play a part in its tourism growth.
Posted by Dr. Santiago Hernandez, July 29, 2015
Why medical care in Mexico feels like the ideal choice? What is it about Mexico that they find appealing? Medical care is provided in their home country, yet for various medical purposes, Mexico feels like the ideal choice. The answer is simple, lower costs, immediate medical care, array of new medical treatments, and specialized medical services.
When retirees are confronted with the choice to pay $50,000 for staying in the hospital only, not including physical therapy and anesthesiology versus paying half of that amount for the whole medical experience in Mexico, the choice becomes clear.
Posted by Dr. Santiago Hernandez, June 10, 2015
When you imagine a person suffering from cardiovascular disease, you think of a middle-aged person who is overweight holding onto their chest. However, heart problems have been affecting the world’s population for a long time and are not restricted by age to affect a person. Heart problems usually stem from stress. Almost all of the world’s population suffers from stress at one point or another in their life, and often, the stress can lead to heart trouble. According to statistics, an estimated 17.5 million people died from cardiovascular diseases in 2012, representing 31% of all global deaths with an estimated 7.4 million due to coronary heart disease and 6.7 million due to stroke. Continue reading…
Posted by Dr. Santiago Hernandez, June 3, 2015
Last year, people in the US spent a staggering sum of $3.8 trillion on medical expenses. With the health costs soaring and the economy suffering, many people are now making their way to other countries which offer trusted medical help.
Mexico has been at the forefront of medical research for a long time now. Like many developing countries, it first started out as a struggle, but as time goes on, Mexico has made many breakthroughs in medicine. With doctors and physicians in every field in high demand for their expertise, Mexico is becoming a very favorable place for people with medical problems. In fact, many people who have visited Mexico for medical purposes have reported receiving the same high quality treatment as they did back in the United States, albeit at a significantly lower cost, making it affordable for many.
Posted by David, April 14, 2015
Cancer is devastating. Any person who has lost a loved one to cancer knows how hard it is to watch them wither away in pain. Cancer research has been an ongoing topic for many medical centers and there has been much progress in treating it. Educated patients who are suffering from cancer are now making their way towards Mexico as news about a breakthrough in oncology research has come to light.