Where the ART

of medicine is loved,
there is also love of humanity

The Physician

should not only treat the disease
but also the patient who
suffers from it

He who has HEALTH

has HOPE, He who has hope
– Thomas Carlyle


Action Strategy October 2020
– Government of Jalisco

Strategy PDF


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Saturday: 9:00 – 2:00

Chapala Med II
Monday – Friday: 9:00 – 8:00
Saturday: Closed

COMING SOON: Chapala Med opening offices in Senderos del Lago, Jocotepec.
Check back for updates!

COVID-19 Update


Please watch this important video from Dr. Santiago Hernández.


Looking for the Flu Vaccine? Check out our blog section or click HERE for all the information you need.

Santiago Hernández, M.D.

Take a Virtual Tour of our Offices HERE

Chapala Med

Providing primary Medical Care, specialist coordination and house calls in English to the EXPAT communities of Lake Chapala and Guadalajara.

Network of Specialists

Chapala Med’s network of physicians have been vetted by Dr. Hernandez and meet the highest ethical and standards of best practices in medicine in Mexico and abroad


In collaboration with you and your physician, our physical therapists will help you achieve a healthy, active lifestyle and help you manage your health over the long term.

Palliative Care

Palliative Care is a specialized medical program that focuses on improving the quality of life of patients and families who face the process of an advanced disease and/or the end of life.

Find out more about our office and our services by viewing this video:


Management of your chronic and acute health problems with Dr. Hernández
and Chapala Med’s network of specialized physicians.
US and Canadian veterans and their spouses receive a 25% discount on office visits.

General Health

For Women: PAP smears, breast health, cardiovascular health, etc.

Men’s Health: Cardiac risk assessment, erectile dysfunction, etc.


Periodontal care, general and aesthetic dentistry and implants


Ecocardiogram and Holter monitor testing, blood pressure mapping, treadmill stress tests, nuclear imaging


Rashes, acne, eczema, biopsies. Minor skin procedures, wound cleaning and care

Facial Rejuvenation

BOTOX and dermal fillers
Certified in Aesthetic Medicine in the US since 2008

Pulmonary Disorders

COPD, emphysema, asthma, pulmonary function testing


Ear, Nose, and Throat Disorders: allergies, sinus problems, ear infections, etc.


Medical treatment and application of BOTOX


Medical weight loss program and FULL NUTRITIONAL COUNSELING and education


Back pain, knee pain, joint pain


Esophageal reflux, constipation, diverticulosis, etc.


Diabetes including diabetic foot care, thyroid, osteoporosis, lipids, etc.


Inpatient services (except OB) provided by inpatient specialists

Travel Medicine

Medical planning, immunizations, medicines

House Calls

House and nursing home visits: emergency and/or regularly scheduled visits

Chapala Med Ribera Med Center

Dr. Claudia Plancarte

Dr. Claudia Plancarte

Medical Services Coordinator

Dr. Claudia Plancarte is Chapala Med’s new Medical Services Coordinator. She is a medical doctor with a specialty in Geriatrics.

Paulo González Reyes, M.A.

Paulo González Reyes, M.A.

Director of Rehabilitation

Paulo González has a Master’s Degree in Neurosciences and Behavioral Biology specializing in neurological disorders.
Dr. Carlos Cerda

Dr. Carlos Cerda

Director of Dental Care

Periodontal care, general and aesthetic dentistry and implants. Comprehensive complete diagnostics, oral surgery, and orthodontics..


From my first appointment with Dr. Santiago Hernández in May 2015, my experience has been positive, productive, and professional. Office visits always are on time, unhurried, and include back-and forth dialogue. Dr. Hernandez listens to my input.

Tom Nussbaum

Few are the times I have visited a doctor’s office that my appointment time was kept. Fewer are the times that I did not get the feeling I was being rushed. I did not ever experience those conditions with Dr. Hernández. His demeanour and professionalism overwhelmed me.

Ray Welch

Chapala Med

Chapala Med officesLibramiento Chapala-Ajijic No. 132 Int.
21 Plaza Interlago
Ajijic, Jalisco
(376) 766-4435

Next to Lake Taco

Chapala Med II

Chapala Med II offices
Hidalgo #244
Riberas del Pilar
Ajijic, Jalisco
(376) 688-1244

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