Over the last eight years, La Merced has developed a unique model which has been very well received by the Government of Nicaragua and makes it simple for interested health care professional and lay persons to become involved. Through this model, we match up the needs of the people in Nicaragua to the expertise we have to offer.
La Merced has provided free specialty care in the following medical specialties:
- family medicine
- physical therapy
- plastic and reconstructive surgery
- orthopedic surgery
- general dentistry
- ear, nose and throat surgery
Not every one of these specialties is represented during every one of our trips, however it continues to be our goal to provide as much help as possible. Currently, we are working toward adding ophthalmology to the list of services we provide.