First Person: Dr. Natalie Nevins' crusade to empower patients
Dr. Natalie Nevins does not lack for projects. She is director of medical education for the family medicine residency program and program director for the neuromusculoskeletal medicine residency program at Downey Regional Medical Center.
She is medical director of the Amrit Davaa Wellness Center in Hollywood and heads up Care Harbor, which puts on four-day clinics providing free medical, dental and vision care to thousands of people at the L.A. Sports Arena.
Back from our Sixth Mission to Tawang, India - Further Steps Towards Sustainability
A team of doctors and humanitarian aid workers recently returned (June 2011) from our sixth medical mission to Tawang, India. The trip was a success. Not only did we see the fruits of our work in the health of the children at the Manjushree Orphanage, we were able to integrate and work with the existing medical healthcare professionals. We donated supplies to the vastly under stocked newly built hospital. We forged a working relationship with the director of the Hospital and his medical staff. Our plan for the future is to supply the doctors at the hospital with adequate medical supplies and drugs in our next shipment from Direct Relief International scheduled for April 2012.
The Downey Clinic Almost Complete
The Downey clinic is currently under construction and is 85% complete. We need your help to finish construction. The clinic will care for the most underprivileged in Southeast LA, offering a healthcare home that has a high standard of healthcare in a culturally competent manner. We need $100,000 to finish construction so that we can open our doors and start caring for those in need.
Next trip to the Himalayas (Tawang, India) in the Planning Stages
Planning our seventh medical mission to Tawang India November, 2011. Dr. Dan Miuli is planning to lead a team of doctors and residents to continue our work and outreach in the remote villages.
Our eighth trip is planned for April 2012. Doctors Mike Carragher and Rebecca Guisti will be returning along with orthodontis Dr. Elias Roshon from Bangalore, India. We are currently recruiting for doctors and healthcare providers interested in serving this community.
AD+ World Health Facilitates 17 Year Old Orphan Marco’s Brain Surgery
Marco lives in one of AD+World Health’s partner’s, Door of Faith’s, orphanage. AD+ World Health volunteer doctor and neurosurgeon, Dr. Dan Muili will coordinate the care for removal of Marco’s brain tumor at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center in San Bernadino.
Please pray for Marco
Door of Faith: www.dofo.org
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