Wednesday, November 7, 2018

October 2018

Again another clinic brought
by Flying Samaritans, Arizona.
No idea how many folks of what
specialties were seen as nobody
has shared any information.
That's the way the cookie crumbles

Friday, September 28, 2018

July 2018 no numbers

There apparently was a clinic
in July. Since I was out of the
Country during July and nobody
has advised me of how many
or what kind I patients were
attended to I have no report
to give other than there was
some sort of clinic in Lopez
Mateos during July.

Thursday, June 21, 2018

June gloom

Hurricane Bud fizzled down into
a tropical depression by the time 
clinic rolled around. But it did
leave a good amount of rain in
Sonora creating uncomfortable 
and unsafe flying conditions. 
At the same time our clinic 
landlord began needed electric
upgrades to their facility which 
also provides clinic electricity 
and water not to forget sewer 
treatment lift station. As such 
clinic was canceled. It is yet 
unclear as to when the electric
upgrades will be complete but 
could go until after July clinic 
For this reason all the clinic meds 
have been moved to the mobile
clinic and A/C turned on to keep
them safe from damage. Clinic
power was safely shut down on
June 20th. transformer in the
process of being removed to do
needed care on it and power
poles will be replaced.

Friday, May 25, 2018

May clinic numbers

There seems to be much being
said that this was the best clinic 
ever. It was a wonderful amount of
folks helped. However, let us not
forget all the great clinics by all
the great providers in past years.
As example when looking back over
the blog I find these great numbers.
378  Mar 2013
419  Mar 2014
362  Nov 2016
347  Oct 2016
377  May 2016
304  Oct 2017
307  Apr 2017 

Medical   44    attended
Peds   12         attended
Cleaning  10   attended
Dentists  27    attended
Chiro 70         attended
Prosthetics 7  attended
Hearing  15    attended
Eye 88            attended
RXS        113  attended
LSI Med   28  attended
LSI dental 12 attended

Quantity of patients attended in
Lopez Mateos  386
LSI                   40
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Monday, April 30, 2018

April numbers

April clinic numbers were

General Med – 42
OB/GYN – 6
Peds – 11
Dentist – 31
Hygiene – 5
Chiro – 84
Reading Glasses – 56
RXS     84

Total Patients attended
Lopez Mateos      319

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

February a bust! or perhaps not

As we have been reminded many times over
the years, we are in control of very little in
our lives. And the weather is a big one we
have no control over. While rain may well
have canceled our February Sams clinic, it
did not stop all of our Sams efforts to
improve the health of those in this little
Mexican Pueblo. Your huge hearts and 
many hours of work still paid off in that
the joint effort of the Flying Samaritans 
and Aeromedicos were able to provide the
continued education and training of first
responders in Southern Baja. The joint 
efforts of the past two years in this program
has now certified 4 first responders with the
education and skills needed to get folks from
health risk situation to the ER alive. 
Including two firefighters, one army medic
and one ambulance operator.  This is
a huge step forward in the new 911 emergency 
response system now being created in Mexico.
Yes, you can now dial 911 in Mexico for help.
This never existed before all of your efforts.
Way to go! Then as soon as we wrapped those
classes up we had two pilot/doctors take two
patients up North to have prosthetic legs made
and indeed return both patients to waiting
families walking on two legs. You never seem
to stop changing lives. 

Then through much planning over the past
year our joint efforts brought down the Rutgard
group once again to perform life changing
cataract surgeries in our little clinic by the sea.
Yes, they were able to give 13 folks who arrived
without sight the gift of seeing their loved ones
once again. We are indeed blessed by so many
folks with such huge hearts and pocketbooks
to make all of this happen even during a time
when the weather kept our group from making
the trip down.
WAY TO GO 2018!  

Friday, December 22, 2017

Tis the season

December being the season of giving our
Flying Samaritans didn't disappoint.
With one plane arriving Friday clinic was
well prepped and ready to see the 300
patients that came Saturday. Since I am
not there at the moment I do not have the
break down other than that.

As the Flying Samaritans has also been
supporting the efforts together with our
AeroMedico partners of training Mexico
First Responders this weeks was also very
exciting in those endeavors certifying 150
folks in CPR as well as 28 who completed
both the CPR/AED/First Aid classes to begin
the process of becoming certified First
Responders. This process takes almost two
years to complete and we indeed certified
three First Responders as well as one 
Mexican Certified CPR instructor. Looking
forward to seeing everybody after the
holidays. And of course we wish all of you
a Very Merry Christmas and a wonderful