Participants

Shellonda Anderson,
New Jersey
Susie Aspinwall, NP,
Atlanta, GA
Lorraine Bailey, RN,
New Jersey
Colleen Burke, NP,
Atlanta, GA
Debbie Chong MD,
Oakland, CA
Karolynn Echols MD,
Philadelphia, PA
Jerry Hemenway MD,
Bridgeport, CT
Ann Leber,
Sacramento, CA
Chimene Liburd MD,
Baltimore, Maryland
Mary-Jo O'Sullivan MD,
Miami, FL
Lise Rehwaldt MD,
New York
Sharon Steele MD,
Atlanta, GA
Nicola Thompson RN,
New Jersey
Steve Vanasco DO,
Orlando, FL

November 2008 Jamaica Mission

 

 

 

 

 

 


This was our sixth mission to Jamaica and the largest one yet. For the first time, Medicine in Action had a pediatric team. We were able to see a total of 788 patients in our various clinics. During the first week we traveled to various inner city clinics in Kingston and during the second week the team traveled to rural St. Mary saw patients in the public health clinics.We were hosted by the Chung family of St. Mary. MIA volunteers emphasize patient education. At least half of the patients that were seen were given education on at least one of the following topics: healthy diet, exercise,self breast exams. Some of our volunteers also held group health educationclasses in patient waiting areas. Our GYN team continued to perform muchneeded surgeries at St. Joseph's Hospital.

We would like to acknowledge the American Friends of Jamaica who provided us with a $2500 grant to help us with this mission. Their contribution allowed us to take care of many more patients and improve on the services we offered them.