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Is Your Migraine the Sign of a Greater Underlying Problem?

Posted by Dr. Santiago Hernandez, July 29, 2014

MigraineAll of us our plagued with the occasional headache, but when one suffers from frequent and intense pain it is time to see a doctor. Migraine headaches are often characterized by a throbbing or pounding feeling which usually only affect one side of the head. These headaches are often accompanied with nausea, vomiting, and extreme sensitivity to light and sound. The average migraine lasts about four hours, however some can last for days on end.

Migraines are most common among people between the ages of 25 to 55, but they can affect children and teenagers. Migraine sufferers are three times more likely to be women than men, with one in every five women and one in sixteen men having reported experiencing a migraine.

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Elective surgery in Mexico

Posted by Dr. Santiago Hernandez, July 15, 2014

239561-operating-theatreMexico is quickly becoming the favorite destination for medical travel from the United States and Canada. Due to medical insurance requirements and limited coverage for elective surgery many are seriously considering a more economical solution south of the border.

When referring to ‘elective surgery’ some imagine only plastic or bariatric surgery, and although many seek this type of surgery in Mexico, elective surgery includes much more. The word elective implies optional, something you may want but don’t need, but the term ‘elective surgery’ refers to any surgery or surgical procedure that can be planned in advance. It can refer to any surgery that is not done in an emergency situation, whether simpler procedures like tonsillectomies and tubal ligation to prevent pregnancy or musculoskeletal surgery like hip or knees replacements and cardiovascular surgery which includes angioplasty or putting in a pacemaker. These procedures may not immediately save the patient’s life but they can greatly improve the quality of life and prevent potential life threatening situations in the future, even if they are considered ‘elective surgeries.

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Erectile dysfunctions and general health

Posted by Dr. Santiago Hernandez, July 3, 2014

medicaltourisminmexicoThose who choose medical travel to Mexico will be pleased to find physicians who are fully qualified to help men who suffer from sexual impotency and erectile dysfunctions.

Intimate health problems are often hard to talk about and preconceived, erroneous thinking often hinders men from expressing the true nature of their condition. Men who investigate the possibility of medical travel are comforted by the knowledge that physicians in Mexico are known for their companionate bed side manner and the personal interest they take in their patients. Those who are concerned about their sexual performance seldom pay attention to the fact the erectile failure sometimes covers deeper medical problems.

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Expats in Mexico; What about health care?

Posted by Dr. Santiago Hernandez, June 30, 2014

webWith retirement right around the corner it is time to think about the cost of living. Many have come to realize that retiring abroad is far more economical than retiring at home, and like many before them, they are considering Mexico as their retirement paradise. Yes, some expats in Mexico have come to work for U.S., Mexican and foreign companies while others come temporarily as snow birds in the winter months to enjoy the warmer weather; but retirement is fast becoming one of the greatest reasons for crossing the border to Mexico.

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Rejuvenation treatments in Mexico

Posted by Dr. Santiago Hernandez, June 19, 2014

Skin-RejuvenationRejuvenation treatments are among the most sought after medical procedures available to those who are discovering the benefits of medical travel. Physicians in Mexico are known for providing safe, professional and inexpensive treatments to those who are unwilling to submit to the demands of time on our bodies.

As we grow older the lines on our faces deepen our eyes tend to hollow out and our cheeks sink exposing our age long before we are ready to admit it. Which treatment is best for you? There are several options available for those who desire to maintain the youthful appearance that reflects what they still feel inside.

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Thinking medical travel? Consider Chapala

Posted by Dr. Santiago Hernandez, May 7, 2014

dr.Medical travel is on the lips of Americans and others looking for affordable health care in nearby countries.

Considering the excellent reports from patients who are thrilled with the results of their surgery and other medical treatments in Mexico many are seriously investigating the possibility of finding a physician in Mexico.

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Physicians who really care

Posted by Dr. Santiago Hernandez, April 28, 2014

chapala How important to you is the personal interest shown by your physician? Do you find that your money seems to be the most important factor to him?  How far would you go to find a doctor who really cares about you? More importantly how far does your physician go to show he really cares? Continue reading…

Private Medical Practice Wishing you the best of health.

Posted by Dr. Santiago Hernandez, April 11, 2014

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Chapala Med is a progressive full service medical clinic under the direction of Dr. Santiago Hernandez and is located in Lake Chapala Mexico. Dr. Hernandez has honed his clinic to service the needs of a large XPAT community serving not only the lakeside area but Guadalajara.

As medical technology has evolved so has the expectations of patients and this is even more so when you are an English speaking patient in need of medical services in Mexico.

Dr Hernandez is an energetic, personable well skilled American trained physician who goes above and beyond for each and everyone of his patients.His experience and knowledge base raises the bar not only in the standard of medial care you will receive but also targets the emotional challenges of being ill in a setting that you are perhaps not familiar with. He is fully bilingual which makes your experience stress free. Continue reading…

Email from a patient’s wife

Posted by Dr. Santiago Hernandez, February 28, 2014

Pain ChapalaMedHe came all the way down from Canada because he was not getting a diagnosis or treatment to alleviate his severe pain.

Hello Dr. Hernandez,

My name is Melissa and I am Randy Glasel’s wife.  I wanted to write you and offer you my most sincere thank you for taking Randy on as a patient and helping us to come one step closer to having this long term issue resolved.  As his wife and a mother to two very young children watching my husband and their daddy go through this has been extremely difficult on us.  It has been a long and challenging road and at many times it left us wore out and just very sad.Now thanks to your quick thinking and willingness to dig a little deeper we finally have a diagnosis.  How can I begin to thank you enough for helping our family.  Randy has peace of mind after having been told by many other doctors that it was all in his head.  His concern has validation.
God bless you and the work that you do.  If I am ever in Mexico to see my father I will step in and personally thank you as well.
Many thanks again.
Melissa Glasel

jcforme@hotmail.com

Email from patient

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Heart ChapalaMedI went to see Doctor Santiago Hernandez on February 6, 2014 because my legs were swollen, shortness of breath and a nagging cough.  Two days later when I  visited him for a follow up and the swelling in my legs had not reduced.  He gave me an EKG in the office and suspected something more serious may be wrong.  He called his protege, cardiac surgeon, Doctor Salas and he agreed that there was a problem. Doctor Hernandez said to me “I want you to go to the hospital .”  I said “When.”  He said “right now. My husband immediately drove us to Hospital de la Santisma  Trinidad, Holy Trinity, in Guadalajara . Continue reading…