Saturday, July 21, 2012

July Clinic

July presents many challenges for organizing a clinic out of Arizona because it is indeed the monsoon season in the SW United States. Couple that with school having let out and summer vacations looming on the mind of everybody as well as the economic conditions throughout the U.S. But the Los Amigos Chapter of the Flying Samaritans has never let details get in the way of helping their neighbours to the South. With planes leaving from every corner of the Phoenix valley including one who got away Saturday our final clinic of the 2011/2012 season went off without a hitch. While there weren't any chiropractors available nor family practice doctors from Arizona the staff was augmented with a general practice doctor as well as an orthodontist and dental hygienist from Constitucion. We had a delicious lunch brought as a courtesy of Neli and Guillermo of fish tacos with all of the trimmings as only Neli can do. Not that numbers are important, but in order to maintain our clinic permit from the Mexican government this is where we report the results of our clinic. So 15 general medicine patients were seen along with 14 OBgyn ladies on the medical front. Dental jumped in there with 20 folks walking away with brighter smiles from professional cleaning and another 25 patients were helped in general dentistry. If my math is any good that brings our patients total to 74 patients helped today by the Arizona Flying Samaritans. Add to that I am informed that the pharmacy filled 72 prescriptions throughout the day. All in all it was a great way to close the season. I am so much looking forward to seeing each of those angles of mercy coming to Lopez Mateos for the next season beginning in October 2012. Mark your calendars and get on the October list. It'll be a cool breath after the hot Arizona summer here on the Pacific coast.

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