Doña Gurtrudis lives on the outskirts of town, on land overlooking a mighty river. She told us that she was 97 now, and began attending births with her grandmother when she was 20. It was such an honor to be in her Continue reading “All Forms of Medicine”
It made me so excited to see the abundance of fresh vegetables and fruits prepared for patients at the public hospital. One of the things I find backwards in the United States is the food we serve people trying to heal… Continue reading “Healthy Hospital Food..?!!”
Dra. Isabel had Tunde and me scheduled to go to El Hospital General Puerto Escondido for our second week. This is the public hospital in Puerto Continue reading “Hospital General Puerto Escondido”
I spent my weekend mornings with the Oasis folks at La Punta – so many waves and so much fun!
The next day I spent working with the vaccine nurse. I finally understood the crowds outside the clinic. Parents come in the morning to get an appointment time and then wait their turn. I helped her give shots Continue reading “El Centro de Salud Rio Grande ~ Part 2”
The rest of my time in El Centro de Salud Rio Grande was really great. After spending two days with Lupita, I went with another nurse out into the country side to observe public health teaching in a community space. Continue reading “Community Health in Rio Grande”
I found El Centro de Salud without too much trouble, even though I forgot to bring the small map Dra. Isabel made for me. Dr. Rodolfo, the head physician, introduced me to Dr. Gustavo who was seeing patients. After a few consultations, he was going to his lunch break so he brought me into the curaciones Continue reading “El Centro de Salud Rio Grande ~ Part 1”
The salty water and cold shower helped to refresh me after my sleep-deprived flights and I was ready to go when Sol and Roger came to pick me up. Sol was like a warm ray of sunshine and her welcome put me at ease. For the most part Continue reading “Day 1, Part 2 ~ After a swim”