Under the leadership of Veronique Diriker, our visit was a complete success.
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.
Dr. Pellegrino and his Nicaraguan colleagues performed breast reconstruction for females with breast cancer.
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.
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
Clint Mahle and Henry Schein Medical
Peninsula Plastic Surgery, PC
ADDITIONAL SPONSORS AND LARGE DONORS (June 2017):
Sandy Fitzgerald and Pohanka Auto Group
Bill Martin & Associates of ERA Real Estate