Posted by Dr. Santiago Hernandez, M.D., August 17, 2016
Affordable and high quality treatment is everyone’s dream, but with the increasing cost of medical treatment in the US, most find it difficult to get the prescribed treatment at the right time.
Even patients with health insurance are sometimes faced with the difficult task of whether to opt for a needed surgery or to opt out because of the amount in unpaid medical bills. Insurance coverage typically comes with a high deductible, which is another factor that keeps patients from getting critical treatment for their medical condition.
Certain diseases and medical conditions necessitate immediate action, extensive medicinal treatment, and in severe cases, even surgery. In cases where the condition is bound to worsen with delay, many patients who cannot afford expensive treatment opt for physicians in Mexico. Not only is the healthcare quality and treatment on par with the best in the world, the healthcare facilities and staff are also highly qualified and skilled, being able to offer the very best healthcare service experience at a fraction of the price.
Behavioral health problems are one such condition where prompt diagnosis and early intervention through treatment is the only way to reduce the risk of the disease from reaching a chronic stage. Most behavioral conditions, if allowed to become chronic, can mean severe repercussions for both the patient and their relatives. If specialized treatment is not meted out at the right time, the suffering of the patient can increase manifold, and in the most severe cases, make them a threat to their own wellbeing and that of others.
That is why it is essential to seek the help of a medical professional or specialist at the earliest opportunity so that prompt diagnosis is performed and treatment issued to keep the most dangerous symptoms of the behavioral disorder at bay. Continue reading…
Posted by Dr. Santiago Hernandez, M.D., July 13, 2016
A relatively new type of tourism has emerged over the last few years, one which is quite unique in nature and has country authorities hard at work to increase attractiveness of their region in this regard too in order to promote tourism. We’re talking about medical tourism of course, as you might have guessed. The paradigm involves medical travel to different countries which are believed to offer better and/or affordable quality healthcare services, complete with post treatment.
With medical tourism fast gaining popularity in recent years, different countries have developed their healthcare and service systems to offer suitable treatment solutions to international patients looking for the best treatment with affordable options.
The increase in popularity of medical travel has led to improved healthcare service standards and more stringent regulations too in many countries, Mexico being foremost, fast emerging as a popular destination for anyone seeking affordable high quality healthcare services. According to the statistics released in the facts and figures report of the International Medical Travel Journal, around 6 million people travel each year from one country to another for medical treatment.
According to a Medical Tourism Patient Survey MTA held in 2013, Mexico and India were found to have the highest demand for medical tourism. The Secretary of Tourism in Mexico shared the number of tourists who performed medical travel in 2013, and recounted 12 million international travelers, out of which around 6.5 million had traveled from the United States.
While the need for medical travel has grown over the years and patients have the chance to seek affordable and advanced healthcare treatment in another country easily, there are still some things that the traveler needs to keep in mind.
If a patient is thinking of opting for medical travel to Mexico, you should take these 3 considerations into account to ensure the best experience and therefore treatment.
Posted by Dr. Santiago Hernandez, M.D., June 15, 2016
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention recently shared statistics about the number of cardiac surgery treatments performed in the country. Around 1 million cardiac catheterization procedures and 395,000 coronary artery bypass grafts are performed every year by specialists in the country.
Cardiac surgery is undeniably one of the most complex surgical procedures, with considerable risk associated with it, and room for error is therefore close to none. Different forms of cardiac treatments, surgeries and valve replacement processes are handled by the most qualified and experienced surgeons. While cardiac surgery is prescribed as the only viable mode of treatment for some patients with fast deteriorating state of cardiac health, the costs typically involved with the procedure are astronomical. Continue reading…
Posted by Dr. Santiago Hernandez, M.D., May 18, 2016
Basic healthcare is very important and if you need extra medical attention, then you need to consult the best physicians in the country. But what if you find discover out that you can get quality healthcare in a neighboring country at an affordable cost? That is sure to get you thinking about the possibilities.
It will surely serve as an eye opener for many that most Americans prefer to travel to Mexico and consult physicians there, for quality healthcare.
Why Should You Travel To Mexico for Healthcare?
The news that many Americans prefer treatment in Mexico is sure to be startling, yet it is true and statistical evidence and records show that Americans have indeed traveled out of the country for medical consultations since the past couple of decades. Continue reading…
Posted by Wendy, April 22, 2016
Meet Barbara and Bill Wilson. He needed immediate emergency surgery while in Mexico. The medical support he received from Dr. Santiago Hernandez and his team at Chapala Med was top notch. But more than that, the personal medical care he received from Dr. Hernandez was much more than he expected…
Posted by Dr. Santiago Hernandez, M.D., April 20, 2016
The endocrine system is a vital component of the human physiology, essentially a group of glands that help maintain the balance of hormones and their function within the body. The hormones themselves are responsible for the growth and proper development of an individual, and any disorders in the endocrine system can result in major health issues, with some or most of the body’s functions shutting down.
The glands secrete special hormones to control different chemical activities within the body, and any imbalance in the levels of secreted hormones may have severe health consequences. Over or under production of the endocrine hormones results in a range of different endocrine disorders, like diabetes mellitus, congenital adrenal hyperplasia, parathyroid diseases, hypo and hyperthyroidism, Addison’s disease, Cushing’s Syndrome, and ovarian dysfunction. Continue reading…
Posted by Dr. Santiago Hernandez, M.D., March 16, 2016
Obesity is a major problem in many countries, which increases the risk of obese people suffering from other dangerous medical conditions in their life. According to the statistics shared by the Center of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than one third of the United States population is obese. This makes it around 34.9% or an estimated 78.6 million people in the country who are at a high risk of suffering from chronic heart conditions, diabetes and even a stroke.
As per the statistical evidence collected by the CDC, the annual medical cost of obesity in the country was calculated to be around $147 billion in 2008. The overall medical cost incurred by the obese people was estimated to be around $1,429 higher than the amount spent on the medical treatment of normal people. Continue reading…
Posted by Dr. Santiago Hernandez, M.D., February 17, 2016
Health is linked to your nutrition and physical fitness. Without proper nutritional support for your body, you cannot hope to live and enjoy a healthy and active lifestyle. While we readily agree to the fact that your body needs all the proper nutritional components to grow and develop in an ideal way, very few of us are willing to exchange our daily diet routine for a healthy and nutritious diet plan. The reason is simply that we don’t fully understand and come to terms with what a nutritional deficiency can lead to, and what impact it can have on our overall health.
Nutritional Deficiencies Leading To the Need for Counseling
Posted by Dr. Santiago Hernandez, January 27, 2016
Female healthcare is a significant part of the plan designed by countries for improving the overall health and wellness condition of a population. According to statistical evidence collected and evaluated over the course of years, it has been found that women are more likely to suffer from different diseases in comparison to men.
This finding has brought to light the need for a sound and multi tiered healthcare plan for women, who are at a higher risk of suffering from different chronic diseases. It is a fact concerning women all over the world, and that is why it has become important now, more than ever before, to assign due importance to female healthcare. Continue reading…
Posted by Wendy, January 22, 2016
Debbie and Geff Igarashi lead very active lifestyles. Tennis, jogging, yoga and walking are a big part of their daily activities. They have both undergone surgeries under Dr. Santiago Hernandez’s care, with Geff having an intestinal resection and Debbie’s knee surgery. But then Debbie got a new diagnosis…