Thursday, January 28, 2010

Multi-Specialty Clinic

We have been blessed this week to have Dr. Ricardo Alvillar and physical therapist Nathan Click working by our side. They helped numerous rheumatology patients with medications and exercise regimens. Our patients were so thankful for the specialty care right here in their own back yard. There are a fair number of people in this area with rheumatoid arthritis so it was good to have some expert opinion. The sobering thing is that we noticed that so many of them were older widowed ladies with no family to support them. I can't imagine how difficult it would be to take care of housework and preparing meals when you can barely get yourself dressed.

This week was also a good week for the area church, with 8 baptisms in Xepocol and 3 in Chichicastenango. Sheri made it out to the Xepocol service and got some great pictures here. Tomorrow we head out to our regular mobile clinics.

1 comment:

Nicole said...

Hey Dr. Lisa and Kemmel! It is so good to read your blog and get some glimpses of life in Guatemala! I didn't realize there were so many rheumatologic needs. I've been working in a Rheumatology practice for the last year and a half. I'd like to come down with a team for a week in the future and maybe I could focus on these needs? Let me know. Miss you guys!