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Dr. Santiago Saved Her Life

Post by Trailrunner on Tue Mar 05, 2013 9:45 am

Yesterday 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.

I recommended Dr. Santiago based on my impression of him after stopping for a short visit with him a couple of weeks ago. My friends took her to see him, he gave her a thorough evaluation and work-up and sent her for an EKG and Chest Xray. After looking at the whole picture, Dr. Santiago detected cardiac changes, serious signs and symptoms, and drove her up to a hospital in Guadalajara where cardiologists are attending her and keeping her admitted for a few days until they can stabilize her and get her back to good health.

Recommendations like this don't happen every day around here!
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Post by gringal on Tue Mar 05, 2013 10:54 am

Another heads up for pro-active self care: If your doc puts you on a regime of medication and you aren't improving shortly.......it's for sure time to get a second opinion.

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Post by hockables on Tue Mar 05, 2013 12:09 pm

Thumbs up It's good to have friends.

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Post by Chapalamed on Mon Mar 11, 2013 11:53 pm

Trailrunner wrote:Yesterday 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.

I recommended Dr. Santiago based on my impression of him after stopping for a short visit with him a couple of weeks ago. My friends took her to see him, he gave her a thorough evaluation and work-up and sent her for an EKG and Chest Xray. After looking at the whole picture, Dr. Santiago detected cardiac changes, serious signs and symptoms, and drove her up to a hospital in Guadalajara where cardiologists are attending her and keeping her admitted for a few days until they can stabilize her and get her back to good health.

Recommendations like this don't happen every day around here!

Thank you for the thumbs up but I must say that I can only take part of the credit. I was trained to be very thorough especially these past 2-3 years by my mentor and friend from Chicago. I am also very pleased to have an extremely talented cardiologist with whom I work with to thank for his support and intervention in the case. I can say that teamwork with other specialists has been hard to come by but has proven fruitfull thus far in my few months in practice here in the Lakeside area.

In the end, I am happy to report that the patient is doing much better as of today.

Thank you again for the referral and the "THUMBS UP".
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Post by Irish Gal on Tue Mar 12, 2013 7:58 am

It was amazing to watch Dr. Santiago Hernandez from the get-go; quick-acting, caring, intuitive, intelligent and knows his medicine. He ends up with well-informed patients too with a print out of a summary of the visit. Quick action on his part, as well as his cardiologist associate and other medical staff at the hospital. So glad patient is feeling so much better and has been given a second chance at life.

He's my new doctor now!

We are so lucky to have him here in this area.

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Post by Hensley on Tue Mar 12, 2013 8:11 am

Ok so where is he practicing?
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Post by Irish Gal on Tue Mar 12, 2013 8:26 am

Hensley: Here's the information:

Dr. Santiago R. Hernandez
Hidalgo #293
Chapala
Telephone: 765-7777
Cel: 33-1605-9645
email: chapalamed@gmail.com

He's on the main floor of the tall, white, modern building on the mountain side.

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Post by Trailrunner on Tue Mar 12, 2013 9:32 am

Chapalamed wrote:Thank you for the thumbs up but I must say that I can only take part of the credit. I was trained to be very thorough especially these past 2-3 years by my mentor and friend from Chicago. I am also very pleased to have an extremely talented cardiologist with whom I work with to thank for his support and intervention in the case. I can say that teamwork with other specialists has been hard to come by but has proven fruitfull thus far in my few months in practice here in the Lakeside area.

In the end, I am happy to report that the patient is doing much better as of today.

Thank you again for the referral and the "THUMBS UP".

You're welcome, Dr. Santiago, you and your team did a good job with a complicated and very sick patient. So happy to hear she's doing so well now.
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Post by ferret on Tue Mar 12, 2013 10:26 am

Nicely done Dr. Santiago!

Got a link today, in the Reuters Health Report, about this and some other antibiotics that can cause similar problems.
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/03/12/us-fda-zithromax-idUSBRE92B0LR20130312?feedType=RSS&feedName=healthNews
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Re: Dr. Santiago Saved Her Life

Post by espíritu del lago on Tue Mar 12, 2013 12:05 pm

Isn't that the horse pills you only need for 3 days?
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