Three Myths about Physicians in Mexico

Posted by Dr. Santiago Hernandez, September 13, 2013

webMedical tourism for Americans and Canadians is becoming more popular as health costs soar and the economy continues to fail.  Many have looked south to Mexico for a physician, but for others serious doubts hold them back.  Our health is our greatest asset and no one can afford to take a chance with health care regardless of how much money they can save. But, is it truly a risk to look for a physician in Mexico? Are you taking your life in your hands by seeking medical attention there?  Those who have been treated in Mexico give testimony to the quality care they have received. There is also documented evidence regarding the physicians in Mexico and the establishments they work for.  What do those who have been treated in Mexico say?  What are the facts? Let us consider three common myths: Continue reading…

Advantages of Surgery in Mexico

Posted by Dr. Santiago Hernandez, September 2, 2013

Advantages of surgery in MexicoElective surgery in Canada can take a year or two from the date of the first doctor’s appointment.  In the United States, although the time frame may be more reasonable, the cost makes it difficult for many to finally decide it is time to have surgery.

For these reasons many have turned to Mexico to treat their medical and surgical concerns. One of Mexico’s main attractions is it’s proximity to Canada and the United States. Even in urgent cases Mexico is within reasonable distance to undergo surgical procedures. Contrary to the belief that surgery in Mexico is not as safe as surgery in North America, Mexico prides itself in its modern hospitals and medical center.   Continue reading…

One Million US Patients Prefer Physicians in Mexico Over Healthcare in America

Posted by Dr. Santiago Hernandez, August 22, 2013

Elderly woman lying in hospital bedThe number of US citizens visiting Mexican physicians to receive medical treatment has reached record levels. Three years ago a study found that 20 per cent of patients visiting Mexican physicians were from overseas. With increasing levels of medical travel and medical tourism in Mexico, more attention is being paid Continue reading…

Medical Travel on the Rise

Posted by Dr. Santiago Hernandez, August 21, 2013

Medical Travel MexicoDue to prohibitive medical costs in the United States and exhausting waiting lists in Canada, more and more people are searching for alternatives.  Medical travel is becoming more popular as the reputation of foreign doctors gain international approval.  With its border within easy distance of both countries, Mexico is becoming a favourite destination for patients seeking a wide range of surgical and medical procedures including cardiology, plastic surgery, general surgery, bariatric surgery, pain management, psychiatry, gastroenterology, orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery, radiology, gynecology and dental procedures. Continue reading…

How to Choose a Physician in Mexico

Posted by Dr. Santiago Hernandez, August 19, 2013

how-to-choose-a-doctorAfter much consideration you are finally investigating the option of medical treatment in Mexico. Mexico is close by, doctors are well trained, the cost is reasonable, and there is virtually no waiting list. Where do you start? How do you choose a physician in Mexico? One major concern for many is where the doctors have been trained. Continue reading…

Medical Travel and Retiree Options in Mexico

Posted by Dr. Santiago Hernandez, M.D., August 14, 2013

medicaltourisminmexicoWhy are more and more Americans turning to their southern neighbour for medical treatment? The most common reason is savings. On average a patient can save around 50% on their medical bills, if they seek treatment in Mexico and some treatments are even up to 70% cheaper.

In addition to the lower rates, there are also a wide variety of treatments available including everything from plastic surgery, orthopaedic procedures, cardiac surgery, eye surgery and even orthodontic treatments. Other countries also offer affordable care, but none can be so conveniently accessed without buying a plane ticket. Many patients make the trip across the border for their treatments and return home the same day. Continue reading…

Chapala Med is a Great Asset to our Community

Posted by Dr. Santiago Hernandez, July 30, 2013

ChapalaMed logo Hi All

Whenever I have a good experience with a service provider I like to share. I do this as when I first moved here I really  found great information on this board which helped to point me in the right direction when looking for services.

Experiences are personal but as I am a tough critic I usually feel confident when making a recommendation or I simply do not do it.

For the last few weeks I have been dealing with Dr. Hernandez at Chapala Med. I don’t get ill very often however since Easter had really been feeling under the weather with some strange symptoms. Continue reading…

Dr. Santiago Saved my Friends Life

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Heart ChapalaMedYesterday morning a friend called me worried about a friend of hers who had been diagnosed with bronchitis by a Joco clinic doc (Another diagnosis pulled out of thin air) and put on a regime of antibiotics. The friend was almost done with the antibiotics and had called for help saying she was worse – not better.
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Testimonial  From Garry Peerless

April 13, 2013

Doctor ChapalaMedAfter having lived at Lakeside for several years, I found that I was quite suddenly and unexplainably unwell.  I had read of a new doctor in Chapala, Dr. Santiago Hernandez, and liked what I had seen of his qualifications. He is trained and  was licensed in the US and  as is now licensed in Mexico.  Continue reading…

Promotion for first time visitors 20% Off

Posted by Dr. Santiago Hernandez, July 1, 2013

20 percent off first visitCome visit Chapala Med and if you mention this ad you receive 20 off your first visit.

Chapala Med provides primary Medical Care, specialist coordination & house calls in English to the English-speaking EXPAT communities of the Lake Chapala and Guadalajara metropolitan areas by and Up-to-date physician with U.S. Post-graduate training in family medicine & AAFP membership.

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