Sunday, October 16, 2011

October Sams Clinic

July was the last clinic of the 2010-2011 season and I was unable to attend because I was in the midst of cancer treatment myself. Although July did see some 75 folks helped by the few Sams who were able to go to Lopez Mateos.

October is the beginning of our 2011-2012 season and we were so pleased to have four planes come including one on Friday to get things ready for the Saturday clinic. As well as take care of a few dental patients from the local packing plant who supplies our electricity, water, sewage treatment and security. We had a wonderful clinic considering that we didn't have any general medicine or pediatric care providers available for October. Aside from that the group who came was able to attend to 13 OBgyn patients as well as 98 chiropractic adjustments. Our dental department rocked with 36 general dentistry folks seen and 14 dental cleanings completed. We have a fabulous pharmacist now for several months in a row who just keeps filling those prescriptions. Of course I have no way of knowing how many that was. But the numbers for October seem to total up at 161 patients who were able to have medical care that they otherwise would never be able to see. Way to go Flying Samaritans of Arizona!