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Known as Dr. Edgar to patients and friends, Edgar Hernández is a medical surgeon in private practice here in Vallarta. A true pata salada, the 31-year-old is a graduate from Universidad Autónoma de Nayarit. In addition, he has earned a diploma in clinical sexuality as well as managerial coaching and skills development. He has been a member of the Comités Municipales de Salud en Puerto Vallarta and currently is a member of the SETAC board of directors. Dr. Edgar is available for in-home medical consultations, subject to availability.
What do you like to do in your free time?
I like and enjoy driving on the road, going to the beach (Sayulita and Litibú), but also going to the mountains (San Sebastián or Mascota). I like to spend time with my friends. I like reading, listening to music, watching Netflix, enjoying a cigar and a glass of wine. I like to look at the rain through the window and breathe the smell of wet earth.
If you could share a secret about Puerto Vallarta, what would it be?
I don’t think we have secrets, Puerto Vallarta is a paradise from its beaches to the mountains, the people are very warm and helpful. We have everything for all budgets and tastes.
What is your favorite cocktail?
Red Sky. I like very much the flavor of the clamato prepared with clear beer. Simple, but it requires a touch and seasoning.
Do you have any kind of guilty pleasures?
I love chocolate =) in all its forms and variants; an orgasm on the palate.
What things don’t you like to do?
I don’t like to waste time and I don’t like to have something imposed on me.
What would your autobiography be called?
“The prelude to success”. My life has been a roller coaster, at the end of the day with new things to learn, but always happy and always triumphant, despite everything.
What have you looked for in Google recently?
Casually infographics that explain briefly and concisely about PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis for HIV-negative people with risk factors).
What is your secret talent?
My empathy and nobility. I am a very sensitive person, loyal, hardworking and dedicated to what I believe and what I think. I like to help whenever I can.
What always encourages you when you think about it?
That “feeling” you get every time you reach a goal. It’s just the best.
If you didn’t have to sleep, what would you do with the extra time?
Definitely work and travel. Why work? Because my work in my life is my passion. Being a doctor is the most satisfying thing in the world.
What hobby would you get into if time and money weren’t a problem?
I would travel all over the world.
When people come to you for help, what do they usually want help with?
I’m a doctor; they’re mainly looking for me to cure them of some disease or to get them out of any doubt about their health. Although I’m also a good friend, I’m good at listening and giving advice.
Which title in the film best describes your life?
It’s hard to think about choosing one. I don’t think it exists.
What was the best compliment you received?
To be congratulated on the results of my work and my altruistic activities, or to be flattered by my smile or my eyes. But I must confess that I like it, but it makes me feel a little uncomfortable.
Who inspires you to be better?
Without a doubt, Evelia (my mother). She is my example of courage and bravery, hardworking and sensitive, strong character, determined, woman with vision. She has taught me to be honest and work hard to achieve my dreams but above all to believe in myself.
What is the most difficult lesson you have learned?
That we have to learn to live with the pain of losing a loved one… that pain is the same every day. That each day should be enjoyed as if it were the last. That life is too short to hold a grudge, to sleep upset, to be afraid, not to take risks, to keep a kiss or a I love you or not to fall in love. I learned to live freely and still share it.