2017 June

Under the leadership of Veronique Diriker, our visit was a complete success.

MEDICAL MISSION

Roberto Clemente Clinic
Cynthia Rilling and sister Conchita supervised operations in the clinic. Kent Rilling and the team provided patients with steroid injections for relief of arthritic joint pain. Geoffrey Saunders and the team performed minor general surgical procedures. Christopher Pellegrino and the team performed minor plastic surgery procedures. Students and professors from University of Maryland Eastern Shore distributed medications critical for the management of diseases ranging from high blood pressure to diabetes.

Mascota Hospital for Children
Doctor Pellegrino and his Nicaraguan colleagues operated on children with cleft lip and other congenital deformities.

Roberto Calderon Hospital
Doctor Geoffrey Saunders performed laparoscopic surgical procedures on patients with appendicitis, diseased gall bladders, and other intra-abdominal ailments.

Alleman Hospital
Dr. Pellegrino and his Nicaraguan colleagues performed breast reconstruction for females with breast cancer.

Tipitapa
At a makeshift clinic at Tipitapa, under the direction of Kent Rilling and Melissa Campbell, the La Merced team, including the UMES group, treated patients throughout the entire week.

COMMUNITY OUTREACH

Members of La Merced visited and shared with poor families in Managua.


OUR JUNE 2017 TRAVELING TEAM:

Bart Anderson, Pharm.D., pharmacy practice

Melissa Campbell, EMA, pre-medical student

Yen Dang, Pharm.D., pharmacy practice

Kevin Davis, student

Veronique Diriker, PhD, team leader

Sylvie Foley, administrative and clinical assistant

Mark Freeberry, Pharm.D.

Abby Martin, pre-med student

Karina Mendez, Medical Assistant, P.A. Student

Careen Nidille, Pharm.D. student

Chris Pellegrino, Jr., medical student

Chris Pellegrino, MD, plastic surgeon

Anthony Rilling, student

Christopher Rilling, student

Cynthia Rilling, clinic supervisor

Kent Rilling, Physician Assistant

Stephanye Rodriguez (pre-med student)

Geoffrey Saunders, MD, General Surgeon

Geoffrey Saunders, Pharm.D.

Lena Ward, physician assistant student

Anne Marie Workman, RN

MAJOR SPONSORS FOR JANUARY 2018:

Sara Helms and Allergan and LifeCell

Peninsula Regional Medical Center

Pemberton Pharmacy

Community Pharmacy

Clint Mahle and Henry Schein Medical

Peninsula Plastic Surgery, PC

MAP International

MedShare

ADDITIONAL SPONSORS AND LARGE DONORS (June 2017):

Sandy Fitzgerald and Pohanka Auto Group

Bill Martin & Associates of ERA Real Estate