Specialists

We are pleased to introduce the physicians in Chapala Med’s network. They have been vetted by Dr. Hernández and meet the highest ethical and standards of best practices in medicine in Mexico and abroad. They may see patients by special appointment at our offices in Ajijic but due to their high level of demand in Guadalajara, Dr. Hernández often refers patients to their own offices in Guadalajara. These are the doctors who support Dr. Hernández when he hospitalizes his patients.

Dr. Flores Chapala Med

Dr. Carlos Alonso Flores Valdovinos
Audiologist

AUDIOLOGY
A medical specialty dealing with hearing, balance, and related disorders


Dr. Carlos Alonso Flores Valdovinos practices in Guadalajara and Ajijic as an authority on age related hearing loss and Oticon brand hearing aids. Unlike other countries, Mexican audiologists are required to obtain a Bachelor in Medicine degree in order to perform hearing diagnosis and rehabilitation.

Dr. Flores is a Licensed Audiologist who received his Bachelor in Medicine from the Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara (UAG). He completed his four year Audiology medical residency at Luis Guillermo Ibarra Ibarra´s Hospital, and was licensed by the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM). He has been affiliated with the Mexican Association and Mexican Council of Communication, Audiology, Otoneurology and Phoniatrics (AMCAOF- CoMCAOF) since 2017.

Dr Beatriz Alba Cortes Chapala Med

 
Dra. Beatriz de Alba Cortes
Chief of Anesthesiology and Pain Management

ANESTHESIOLOGY
Anesthesia is a state of temporary induced loss of sensation or awareness



Dr. Beatriz de Alba received her medical degree from the University of Guadalajara and finished her post-graduate training at the IMSS CENTRO MEDICO de OCCIDENTE in Anesthesiology.

She went on to subspecialize in pain management for patients who have chronic pain and/or are in palliative care also at the IMSS CENTRO MEDICO de OCCIDENTE.

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Dr. de Alba has been part of Life Oncology Group since 2012 and has been Chapala Med’s primary anesthesiologist since 2012.

 

Dr Lesly Aparicio Chapala Med

 
Dra. Lesly Aparicio
Anesthesiologist

Dr. Lesly Aparicio is an Anesthesiologist who is part of Chapala Med’s team of highly trained specialists.

 

 

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Dr. Carlos A. Andrade
Bariatric Surgeon and General Surgeon

BARIATRIC AND GENERAL SURGERY
Includes a variety of procedures performed on people who suffer from obesity



Dr. Carlos Andrade and his surgical team are a team of surgeons that specialize in gastrointestinal surgeries as well as those caused by chronic and metabolic diseases.

Dr. Andrade is a graduate of the University of Guadalajara and completed his residency training at the IMSS Centro Medico Nacional de Occidente. 

He is certified by the Mexican Board of General Surgery and specializes in minimally invasive procedures.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Villa Chapala Med

 
Dra. Karla Villa
General Surgeon

Dr. Villa is a general surgeon.

She received her surgery and midwife training at the University of Guadalajara and has a specialty in General Surgery.

Dr. Villa is a Member of the Mexican Association of General Surgery and is certified by the Mexican Council of General Surgery.

Dr. Villa attends numerous conferences and symposiums on a variety of topics related to her specialty and has published articles on Multiple myeloma and Influenza AH1N1.

Dr. Adriana Haro Chapala Med

 
Dr. Adriana Haro Fernández
Clinical Psychiatrist

PSYCHIATRY
The branch of medicine devoted to the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of mental disorders


A native of Guadalajara, Dr. Adriana Haro Fernández completed her medical training at the Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara. She specialized in Psychiatry at the Benemérita Autonomous University of Puebla, training at the Dr. Rafael Serrano Psychiatric Hospital. Dr. Haro has completed additional training in depression, sleep disorders, and anxiety.

Dr. Haro’s 10 years of experience includes work in the areas of Psychogeriatrics, Addictions, and Neurology in Puebla and Mexico City. She is currently a Consultant with the Jaliscan Institute of Mental Health’s Suicide Prevention Clinic.

Dr. Haro has been a speaker at the Health Services of the State of Puebla State Center for Mental Heath on the topics of anxiety disorders and food disorders.

 

 

Abner Grijalva, Chapala Med

 
Abner Grijalva, M.A.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapist

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH
A medical discipline encompassing mental health, psychiatric, marriage and family counseling, and addictions treatment


Since adolescence Lic. Abner Grijalva, M.A. has been extremely interested in how the mind works, how it connects with our emotions and body, and simply how an individual can find himself anxious, depressed and even suicidal. Lic. Grijalva had noticed how anxiety affected his own life, making him struggle with friends, school activities and life in general. Though college psychology helped answer some of those questions, others were answered in different fields of study such as philosophy, theology and oriental cultures. Through his studies, it became clear that he wanted to help others deal with these kinds of battles quickly and effectively since it can take a toll on our lives. Lic. Grijalva feels fortunate to have found multiple evidence based treatments that were congruent with his own beliefs and experience of what truly works for anxiety and depression.

He holds a masters degree in Clinical Psychology from Autonomous University of Guadalajara. He has also completed additional training in stress reduction, cognitive therapy for couples, grief counselling, depression, dialectical behavior therapy, and behavior analysis.

With this combination of training, case supervision, and experience in the clinical field, Lic. Abner Grijalva is ideally qualified to help others and compassionately provide for the community’s mental health needs.

Dr. Pascual Chapala Med


Dr. Juse Pascual Salas
Director of Cardiology

CARDIOLOGY
The study and treatment of disorders of the heart and the blood vessels
Testing including: Ecocardiogram and Holter monitor, blood pressure mapping and treadmill stress tests; nuclear imaging in Guadalajara



Dr. Pascual is our head cardiologist at both Chapala Med I and Chapala Med II.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Alex Daniel Pacheco Bouthillier Chapala Med


Dr. Alex Daniel Pacheco Bouthillier
Electrophysiologist

Dr. Alex Daniel Pacheco Bouthillier specializes in cardiac arrhythmia, pacemaker implantation and ablations. Dr. Pacheco holds a Bachelor’s degree from the UNAM School of Medicine and has specialties in Internal Medicine, Cardiology, and Electrophysiology. He has trained in the United States and France and speaks Spanish, English, and French.

As an expert in his field, since 2016 Dr. Pacheco has been Associate Professor in the undergraduate Cardiology course of the National Polytechnic Institute as well as the Graduate Course in Cardiology at the Hospital de Cardiología Medical Center National Siglo XXI. Since 2018 he has been Associate Professor in the undergraduate Cardiology course at the Universidad La Salle. Dr. Pacheco has authored or co-authored articles, research papers, best practice guidelines, and books in his areas of specialization.

Currently Dr. Pacheco is Head of the Electrophysiology Service of the Cardiology Hospital, National Medical Center XXI.

  • Certified by the Mexican Board of Cardiology in Cardiology and Electrophysiology

 

 

Dr. Bojorquez Chapala Med


Dr. Hiram Bojorquez Sepúlveda
Vascular Surgeon

Dr. Bojorquez specializes in the treatment of veins.

He qualified as a surgeon and midwife at the Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara and completed his postgraduate studies at the Universidad Autónoma de Sinaloa.

Since 2012, Dr. Bojorquez has held the position of Adjunct Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery Specialty at the Civil Hospital of Guadalajara.

In February 2017 he became Head of the Thorax and Cardiovascular Service
at Juan I. Menchaca Civil Hospital in Guadalajara, Jalisco.

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Dr. Barba Chapala Med

 
Dr. Jose Fernando Barba Flores
Dermatologist

DERMATOLOGY
The medical specialty dealing with the skin, nails, hair (functions & structures) and its diseases


Dr. José Fernando Barba Flores is the third generation of a renowned family of Dermatologists, a specialist in skin cancer and an expert in conducting Mohs Micrographic Surgery. Mohs Micrographic Surgery is the best treatment for most skin cancers, since it provides the highest cure rate (up to 99% for certain tumors) while leaving the smallest scar possible.

Dr. Barba completed his medical studies as a physician, surgeon and midwife at the University of Guadalajara in 2008. He specialized at the Dermatological Institute of Jalisco in 2014 and received his certification as a Dermatologist from the Mexican Council of Dermatology in the same year. Dr. Barba holds a subspecialty in Dermatological Surgery and Cutaneous Oncology and completed graduate studies in Mohs Micrographic Surgery at the Autonomous University of Buenos Aires in Argentina in 2016.

He has been and continues to be a speaker at several national and international conferences in the field of Mohs Micrographic Surgery, skin cancer and advanced facial reconstruction.

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Dr. Juan Manuel Maldonado
Gastroenterologist and Endoscopist

GASTROENTEROLOGY
The study of the normal function and diseases of the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon and rectum, pancreas, gallbladder, bile ducts and liver


Dr. Juan Maldonado is an Internist, Gastroenterologist and Endoscopist of the digestive system.

He is a graduate of the University of Guadalajara, specializing at the National Medical Center of the West Specialties Hospital.

He has been re-certified by the Mexican Board of Gastroenterology and Endoscopy.

 

 

 

 

 

Dr Olvera Flores Chapala Med

 
Dr. Oscar E. Olvera Flores
Gastroenterologist and Colorectal Surgeon

Dr. Olvera Flores is an attending physician in Colorectal surgery at the IMSS CENTRO MEDICO DE OCCIDENTE.

He is currently Chief of Surgery at HOSPITAL ARBOLEDAS in Guadalajara and has performed most of the colonoscopies for Chapala Med’s patients in a safe and relaxing hospital environment since Chapala Med’s inception in 2012.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Dr. Juan Francisco Garcia
Surgeon and Gastroenterologist

 

 

Dr. Garcia is a digestive disease specialist.

Dr. Sosa Chapala Med

 
Dra. Lluvia Sosa
Hematologist

HEMATOLOGY
The study of the cause, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of diseases related to blood


Dr. Sosa is Chapala Med’s Hematologist.

She is a graduate of the University of Sinaloa Medical School as well as completing her residency in internal Medicine. She went on to specialize in Hematology at Mexico’s General Hospital with recognition from the UNAM.

Dr. Sosa completed her specialization in Bone Marrow Transplantation at the prestigious ABC hospital.

She’s currently an attending at IMSS CENTRO MEDICO DE OCCIDENTE in Guadalajara where she oversees the hospital’s Hematology Department and blood bank.

Dr Orozco Chapala Med

 
Dr. Ricardo Orozco Castellanos
Nephrologist

NEPHROLOGY
The study of normal kidney function and kidney problems, thepreservation of kidney health, and the treatment of kidney problems


Dr. Ricardo Orozco – Chapala Med’s Nephrologist has been the Medical Director of the RENAL CENTER (Centro del Riñon) in Guadalajara since 2012. He completed his residency training in Nephrology in the Hospital Civil in Guadalajara and completed his training in RENAL TRANSPLANTATION at the University of Alberta Hospital in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada in 2011.

He is certified by the Mexican Board of Nephrology and is highly regarded on the international academic lecture circuit and has authored multiple articles in international medical journals. He is fluent in English.

 

 

Dr. Mendoza Chapala Med

 
Dr. Sergio Mendoza
Clinical Neurologist

NEUROLOGY
The branch of medicine concerned with the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of disorders of the nervous system



Dr. Sergio Mendoza is a clinical neurologist who graduated from the National Medical Center of the Western IMSS in 2015, and has a master’s degree in Neuroimmunology from the Autonomous University of Barcelona.

He is a specialist in the diagnosis and treatment of neurological diseases. Dr. Mendoza is always at the vanguard and up to date on advances and treatments for cerebrovascular disease, Parkinson’s disease and movement disorders, Alzheimer’s and dementia as well as immune diseases like myasthenia gravis and multiple sclerosis.

He is certified by the Mexican Board of Neurology and an active member of the Mexican Academy of Neurology and the American Academy of Neurology.

 

 

Paulina Hermosillo Chapala Med

 
Lic. Paulina Hermosillo
Clinical Nutritionist

NUTRITION
The branch of science that deals with nutrients and nourishment and their effects on health


Lic. Paulina Hermosillo is a Clinical Nutritionist who has specialized in the study of diet and its effects on health and well being.

She is a graduate of Guadalajara University and has post-graduate training at the Hospital Civil Fray Juan Alcalde.

In addition, she is bilingual and speaks fluent English. Lic. Hermosillo is very familiar with the normal dietary habits of the Expat community in the Lake Chapala and Guadalajara areas. She has a warm personality and strives to be a partner with our patients and our other healthcare providers to help our patients meet their health goals such as weight loss, diabetes or hypertension control.

 

Dr. Delgado Chapala Med

 
Dr. Juan Antonio Delgado Vázquez
Chief of Surgery and Surgical Oncologist

ONCOLOGY
The branch of medicine that deals with the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer


Dr. Juan Antonio Delgado Vázquez is a graduate of the Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo.

He specialized in General Surgery at the University of Guadalajara and in Oncologic Surgery for Adults at the National Autonomous University of Mexico.

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Dr. Guadalupe Villa Chapala Med

 
Dra. Guadalupe Villa Grajeda
Clinical Oncologist

Dr. Guadalupe Villa Grajeda is a Clinical Oncologist specializing in the treatment of cancer. This includes chemotherapy, pain management, hematology, nutrition, internal medicine and general as well as oncological surgery.

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Dr. Jaime Corona
Surgical Oncologist

Dr. Corona is a Surgical Oncologist who specializes in breast cancer.

Dr. Camacho Chapala Med

 
Dra. Claudia Camacho
Ophthalmologist

OPHTHALMOLOGY
The branch of medicine that deals with the anatomy, physiology and diseases of the eyeball and orbit


Dra. Claudia Camacho is a Medical Surgeon, Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara

2004 Medical Ophthalmic Surgeon, Universidad de Guadalajara

2009 SPECIALTY:  Cataract, Cornea and Refractive Surgery

2011 Active Member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology; Active Member of the International Society of Refractive Surgery, Colegio de Oftalmólogos de Jalisco

 

 

 

 

Dr. Abner Grijalva, Chapala Med

 
Dr. Abner Grijalva
Ophthalmologist

 

Dr. Abner Grijalva is an Ophthalmologist who is part of Chapala Med’s team of highly qualified specialists.

Dr. Martin Chapala Med

 
Dr. Jorge Arturo Barba Martín
Orthopedic Surgeon

ORTHOPEDICS
The branch of medicine that deals with the prevention or correction of disorders of the bones and associated muscles and joints


Dr. Martín trained as a surgeon at the Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara. He completed his specialty in Orthopedics and Traumatology at the Universidad Autónoma de Aguascalientes and holds a subspecialty in Arthroscopy and hip surgery.

He has held various senior positions, including Head of Trauma and Orthopedic Residents at the Miguel Hidalgo Specialty Hospital, and Head of Trauma and Orthopedic Services at the Regional General Hospital. He is Director of the Orthosport Guadalajara Clinic. Orthosport specializes in orthopedic trauma, sports medicine, joint surgery, knee and shoulder arthroscopy, and hip surgery.

Dr. Martín is a teacher of physiology and anatomy at the Universidad del Valle de México. He also offers his services at the Unidad Médica del Valle. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the Federación Mexicana de Colegios de Ortopedia y Traumatologia, and the Colegio Médico de ortopedia de Jalisco.

Dra Isabel Garivaldi Chapala Med

 
Dra. Isabel Martínez Garibaldi
Pain Management
Algologist

PAIN MANAGEMENT
The branch of medicine that uses an interdisciplinary approach for easing the suffering and improving the quality of life of those living with chronic pain


Dr. Martínez is part of Chapala Med’s Pain Management team.

She received her undergraduate degree and her specialty in Anesthesiology from the Univerity of Guadalajara. Her training in Pain Management and Palliative Care was also completed at the University of Guadalajara.

Dr. Martínez has held the position of Staff Doctor at the Pain Clinic and the Palliative Care Clinic of the Instituto de Pensiones del Estado de Jalisco. She has also been Chief of Operating Rooms at the Hospital Real de San Jose in Zapopan, Jalisco.

She speaks Spanish, English, and Italian as well as basic French.

 

 

 

 

Dr Contreras Espinosa Chapala Med

 
Dr. David Contreras Espinosa
Pain Management
Algologist

Dr. Contreras is part of Chapala Med’s Pain Management team. He has more than 10 years experience in the management of pain and palliative care for adults and the elderly.

He completed postgraduate training in pain management and palliative care and his specialty in integrated adult medicine from the University of Guadalajara.

His training in interventional pain management was completed at the Autonomous University of Guadalajara, the prestigious Autonomous University of Madrid, Grupo Quiron Madrid, Clinica Cemtro Madrid, the Salvador Zubirán National Institute of Medical Sciences and Nutrition, and the European Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Treatment.

Dr. Contreras is certified by the Mexican Council of Certification in Family Medicine.

Dr. ALDO CARRASCO CARRIZOSA Chapala Med

 
Dr. Aldo Carrasco Carrizosa
Pulmonologist

PULMONOLOGY
A medical specialty dealing with diseases of the respiratory tract


Dr. Aldo Carrasco Carrizosa is a graduate of the National Autonomous University of Mexico. He obtained his degree as a surgeon in 2003. Following that, he received specialties in Internal Medicine at the University of Guanajuato, and in Pulmonology at the National Autonomous University of Mexico.

He attends to his patients at the Mexico American Hospital of the city of Guadalajara, Jalisco and in the Heart Institute of the city of Guadalajara, Jalisco.

Pulmonology is synonymous with pneumology, respirology and respiratory medicine.

Dr Martinez Cobian Chapala Med

 
Dr. Francisco Martínez Cobián
Urologist and Surgeon

UROLOGY
Also known as genitourinary surgery, Urology is the branch of medicine that focuses on surgical and medical diseases of the male and female urinary-tract systems and the male reproductive organs


Dr. Francisco Martínez Cobián is a graduate of the University of Guadalajara offering personalized attention for your health care.

He is dedicated to treating diseases of the bladder, prostate, kidney, testicles, and urinary tract infections, tumors, erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, sexually transmitted diseases, vasectomy, vasectomy reversals, and many others.

He has the skills and experience required to detect chronic degenerative diseases and thanks to his experience, he has restored quality of life to many patients.

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