Receiving his medical training in Mexico and in the U.S., Dr Santiago Hernandez Medical Director and Owner of Chapala Med, no language or cultural barriers exist while patients are under his care in the Chapala Lakeside or in the event of hospitalization in Guadalajara. His years of training as a medical interpreter and four years in Family Medicine makes him exceptionally familiar with the standards of care in the U.S. healthcare system without losing sight of the care and compassion that has come to be recognized of the health care system in Mexico. Dr Hernandez, being an EXPAT himself, has the solid knowledge base, a keen sense and intuition of the needs and expectations of the AMERICAN and CANADIAN Expat community of Jalisco when it comes to their healthcare needs. These personal and professional assets have positioned Chapala Med as the GO-TO practice for EXPATS living in the Chapala Lakeside and Guadalajara.
Providing health care access to those who cannot afford it is one of the ways Dr Hernandez gives back to the community. Currently, Dr Hernandez is an active member of the ROTARY CLUB of Ajijic and provides free health care to members of the TEPEHUA community in Chapala, Jalisco as well as to 105 students that are in the PATHWAYS SCHOOL SPONSORSHIP PROGRAM (part of OPERATION FEED).