J.J. and I invited Dr. Espinosa for lunch so that we could thank him personally for the extraordinary medical care he has extended to the two of us.
The restaurant he chose is located in the Centro Historico with fabulous views from the 5th floor dining area and its terraced roof top. Fittingly called “Vista Hermosa” (Beautiful View) it has been operating since 2012. More than the gastronomic menu, the three of us spent our time talking about our families, foreign travel experiences and personal hobbies.
Dr. Espinosa is a soft spoken man, kind and considerate. J.J. and I call him an old-World gentleman. We learned that his parents, his wife, some of his cousins are all in the medical field. Dr. Espinosa told us that his older son wants to be a pilot. His younger son is pursuing medicine and he also has a teenage daughter.
When I mentioned about our lunch to our sons, my sister and some friends, they all echoed, “That certainly would not happen in the United States. If you want to see your doctor, you have to get an appointment way in advance. They have no time to see their patients socially.”