The May trip started a day early for three planes
that flew directly to Cadeje. John Grube and crew left from Santa
Barbara while Chuck Montague and passengers left from Camarillo
and Stu MacPherson and family left from Carlsbad . Thanks again
to Glenn and Barbara Mitchell and Tom Smith for the generous
use of their houses in San Juanico.
The remainder of the airplanes arrived in Mulege on Friday
in time for a trip to the beach in beautiful weather. Everyone
was able to get in a little relaxation
before the clinic on Saturday.
The dental department was already on the job
when the rest of the planes arrived from Mulege. Everyone was
taken care of on a timely basis
the two dentists doing extractions and denture placements. We were also
able to provide some teeth cleaning, thanks to Malisa. Toothbrushes
were given to grateful recipients, including the students from the School
for the Handicapped. THANKS, DENTAL!
The optometry department was kept busy with about 40 patients
who were very pleased with their care and new glasses. Jay Neel,
Luke Small, and translator
did a great job. (Luke Small also managed to service a few patients in
San Juanico on Friday). THANKS, VISUAL!
The medical department was very busy, also. With three medical
doctors, one chiropractor and one podiatrist, the patient flow
was quite smooth.
have used a few
more translators, but we were able to do a good job and everyone was
seen. THANKS, PHARMACY AND MEDICAL!
The audiology department operated in a separate building and
did a great job with everyone who came. Our "returnee" Lillian Stuman managed to take
care of all the people who had traveled to take advantage of the audio clinic.
One patient had journeyed for two days on horseback to be fitted with a hearing
aid and be treated for excessive wax in one ear. This man was one of many that
we were able to treat and send back to their ranchos with a better idea of how
life can be with more sound. THANKS, AUDIO!
We were visited and inspected by the Mexican health department
and advised of some new regulations with which we must comply.
Most of their suggestions had
already been discussed and approved by the Aeromédico Board for implementation.
PILOTS: Carl Bergman, Jim Gaskin, John Grube, Frank Heintz,
Roni and Stu MacPherson, Chuck Montague, Tom Pinney, Ross Rankin
MDs: Eric McFarland, Chuck Montague, Jim Scheib
RN: Bobbi Bliss RMA: Lola Rosales (clinic coordinator) EMT: Heather Bliss
DENTISTS: John Grube, Stu Mac Pherson
RDAs: Malisa Harrison, Ruth Ann Quarles, Roni MacPherson and Skylar
CHIROPRACTOR: Paul Schaffer
PODIATRIST: J.R. Pineda
AUDIO: Lillian Stuman
OPTOMETRY: Jay Neel, Luke Small
PHOTO: Bill Dewey
TRANSLATORS: Alex Maingot, Dana Penoff, Lola Rosales, Donn Zellet, Oscar Zavala
CONSTRUCTION/HELPERS: Jim Gaskin, Frank Heintz, Carl Bergman, Craig Arcuni,
Tom Pinney, Blake Rankin, Ross Rankin
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