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Posts by Dr. Hernandez

3 Reasons Why an Immigrant Would Be Deported

Many scenarios can lead to deportation from the United States. Many myths and misunderstandings about deportation have muddied the waters, making it harder to know what can and can’t legally result in deportation. Understanding some of the most common situations that may lead to deportation can help you to separate immigration myths from the facts…

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How Medical Repatriation Can Save American Health Care Costs

Immigrants often come to the US to receive medical treatment for serious illness and injury that they can’t get back in their home country. Others get sick while here in the US and need affordable health care to figure out how to treat their illness. Medical repatriation can be the financial saving grace for immigrants,…

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Medical Care for Undocumented Immigrants

Compared to all other populations in the United States, undocumented US immigrant workers have a harder time securing proper medical care due lack of insurance and financial resources. Since many immigrants have jobs that require physical labor, such as farm work, other agricultural labor, and construction, their risk for injury is higher than the risk…

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Medical Repatriation Case Study – Alexandra Pérez

 Occupational Therapy Treatment of Adult Female TBI   Clinical Case: Alexandra is a 30-year-old living in Southern California since her family’s relocation from Guadalajara, her childhood home, where she works for an independent interior decorating business. In early-2018, she was left seriously injured after falling off a ladder at her job.   Background Information…

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3 Ways A Case Manager Can Help Immigrants In Need of Medical Care

Navigating US healthcare and insurance systems can be challenging regardless of the circumstances, but these challenges are especially challenging for immigrants and their families. For immigrants with language barriers and/or questions about how immigrant status will affect care options, a well-trained case manager can really make a difference. Case Management involves the assessment, care coordination,…

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Common Therapy Practices for Work Related Injuries

  Work related injuries are far too common for employees in physically-demanding jobs, and they can often be devastating. In the aftermath of an injury, employees will need to navigate the options for short or long-term therapy. Some injuries may require more than one type of therapy or require mental health specialists to help alleviate…

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Medical Repatriation Case Study – Juan Martinez

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Patient Background: Patient, Juan Martinez, a 32-year-old man was involved in a car accident in the US. Allista connected Mr. Martinez with the long-term medical care he needed with Americas Hospital in Guadalajara, Mexico. Patient’s Medical Record: The patient was involved in a car accident in the U.S. in May 28th, 2006. After his admission…

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The Financial Saving Grace for Immigrants in Need of Health Services

Immigrant health service in the United States has some tricky stipulations. US law requires hospitals to admit and treat any person in the country for an acute event regardless of income or immigration status. But what happens next? For immigrants without insurance, nursing homes or rehabilitation facilities are not an option. Most of these highly-specialized…

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The Choices Medical Professionals Have to Care for Undocumented Immigrants

The current political environment has affected the immigration status of many individuals. From DREAMers to those seeking asylum, many groups are experiencing uncertainty in their immigration status. This has created challenges for health care professionals who are trying to treat every patient with dignity and care. For undocumented immigrants, there are two options for treatment:…

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