Saturday, March 15, 2014

March Clinic

Life always has those wonderful moments when things just simply come together as they should. March clinic of the Flying Samaritans in Lopez Mateos was one of those moments. With 9 planes on the ground from Arizona Flying Samaritans early in the morning (before 09:30) the clinic got off to a huge start.
Our group from Arizona had to split providers up between Lopez Mateos and Laguna San Ignacio which left us just a bit short of enough providers to cover the needs of the patients in Lopez Mateos. So with 4 Mexican providers arriving
from Constitucion to lend a hand the day was off to a great start. By the way, those four were two dentist and two medical doctors who so graciously gave their time along with all of those angels who flew from Arizona. All of this help provided care to the folks of Baja that greatly lack within their families economic situations. Remember that most of these families have a monthly income of $200.00 dollars or less so this medical care is more than just a helping hand. It is all that many of these families are able to find within their income levels. The Flying Samaritans were able to attend 36 general medicine patients along with 22 children seen by our pediatric provider together with another 14 ladies seen by our OBgyn folks on the medical front. Then we add in 25 dental patients helped together with another 11 folks who walked away with brighter smiles by our dental staff. One infant was even able to have an over extended umbilical cord removed by our provider who traveled all the way from Washington State to be part of the clinic along with his gracious wife. Our chiropractor helped relieve discomforts of 75 folks and the eye department provided much needed eye exams for 23 patients. We also had providers to help 82 folks with reading glasses. If my math skills still work that seems to be 289 patients who were attended to in 7 1/2 hours of providers on the ground. It would be remiss if we did not include the 130 RX prescriptions filled in our Pharmacy which brings the total consultations for today to 419. I think it is safe to say that we have not seen those numbers in quite some time. That's our story today and we're sticking to it.