I will be taking my first “vacation” since starting his practice since I came to practice in Lake Chapala. As president of the Rotary Club of Ajijic until the end of June 2019, I will be attending the Rotary International Conference in Hamburg, Germany. We’ll be trying to put an END TO POLIO, which unfortunately today there were 3 more cases documented in Afghanistan.
I am proud of the work ethic that my parents have instilled in me and I am more than blessed being able to wake up and get to do what I’ve always wanted to do since I was 7 years old. I thank all of my patients and friends who have applauded my work ethic in the past. It is that work ethic which has helped me through a tough past couple of years in which I lost both of my parents.
There have been a couple of instances where some patients have given me feedback (perhaps in not the most pleasant manner) that has made me reflect and acknowledge that sometimes the best way to take care of them, is to take care of myself. I must be mindful that although being a physician is a VOCATION, we are still human and need time to regroup mentally, emotionally and spiritually as well as physically. Thank you for the feedback, both positive and especially the negative. My team and I can only improve if you give us constrictive feedback.
Dr. Henry, Dr. Cherry and Dr. America, along with our support team will tend to your healthcare and service needs while I am away. I will be kept in the loop via email until I return.
See you in a couple of weeks.
Santiago R. Hernandez M.D.