I am Canadian! And I’m old. For the better part of the last six weeks I have been under a doctor’s care. Thanks to a dear friend, I had no trouble getting an appointment with a local practitioner. This afternoon I was discharged from his care with a clean bill of health. The nature of my ailments is irrelevant. Suffice to say that there were several issues, all of which were quite serious. Had I not taken the prescribed drugs and followed the doctor’s orders it was inevitable that I would have been admitted to the Guadalajara General hospital.

Since I am a Canadian I am used to what I always deemed excellent medical care. I still have no complaints about it but I was leery about what to expect here in Mexico. I would like to advise all of my Facebook friends and those members who share our Gringos Ajijic Facebook site about my opinion of my Mexican care provider.

The physician’s name is Santiago R. Hernández M.D., and his practice is Chapala Med. His offices are located at Libramiento Chapala-Ajijic, No. 132 Int 21. Plaza Interlago, Ajijic, Jalisco, C.P. 45922 close to WalMart. (ChapalaMed.com) Few are the times I have visited a doctor’s or specialist’s office in my life that my appointment time was kept. Fewer are the times that I did not get the feeling I was being rushed. That could just be the nature of the beast in Canada. I did not ever experience those conditions with Dr. Hernández. His demeanour and professionalism overwhelmed me.

Here is the bottom line: If you are seeking medical care in our area do not hesitate to book an appointment with Dr. Hernández. (Everyone in his office is bilingual.)