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MARCH  2012

Two planes left on Thursday morning and five planes came down on Friday morning, in generally great weather. Only one plane decided to go whale watching on Saturday afternoon. Thanks, Dale, for making it work.

Patients continued to arrive throughout most of the day. Johnathan Dolev and Margo Kenney did triage..  Doctors Eric McFarland and Nacho Zepeda and Nurse Practitioners Kristen Ethridge and Myra Cochran, were able to see and treat all who came.  Patsi Hodges was in charge of the pharmacy, with help from Sharon Granoff, Wendy McFarland. Felicity Hoffman performed chiropractic services as needed.
Bonnie Rettgers, with  Cheri King translating, serviced some 20 grateful patients with hearing issues. The locals have been asking for Bonnie for some time.

The dental clinic was fortunate to have three dentists and a hygienist. Stu Macpherson, with Roni assisting, did root canals as needed on salvageable teeth, while Drs. Le and Grube did fillings and extractions. Liz Bracken efficiently cleaned teeth. Karyn and Sharon ran the sterilization and Marilyn Zellet kept things running smoothly with her triage. Dental saw a total of 53 patients, 10 of which were cleanings. Melodi organized the clinic and assisted, chairside.

Pilots: Larry Cochran, Frank Heintz, John Grube, Ted Kenney, Dale Smith, Terry Rahe,  Robin Gauss, Colin Elstner     MDs: Nacho Zepeda, Eric McFarland   Audiology: Bonnie Rettgers    NPs: Kristen Ethridge, Myra Cochran 
Nancy Cook VETS: Lexi Rugg, Karima Phillips   Medical Triage: Johnathan Dolev, Margo Kenney       
: CJ Boyer          Pharmacy: Patsi Hodges,  Sharon Granoff, Wendy McFarland
Dental Hygiene: Liz Bracken      Translators: Cheri King       Dentists: Vu Le, Stu Macpherson, John Grube 
Dental Assistants: Melodi Willis, Larry Cochran, Roni Macpherson, Karyn Yule,  Sharon Kantenen   
Dental Triage: Marilyn Zellet    Electrical: Dale Smith    Chiropractor: Felicity Hoffman

APRIL VOLUNTEERS, call Karyn at 805 895-750 --   APRIL TRIP will be lucky April 13 

POTLUCK: April 4, at 6:30 p.m., at the home of Larry and Myra Cochran. Please bring an entrée or side dish, ready to serve.  Drinks will be provided.



P.O. Box 538
Goleta  CA 93116

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