Village Burton

Patients waiting for their visitsJoe Wiatt dispensing albendazole for parasites.Dr Kien HuynhDr Bob Burton is having a good time.Setting up for triage.Mardi Barnard, the dental assistant extrordinaire.The Guatemalan dentists Carlos Tiul and Hugo Lima.Nancy Vanasche, FNP seeing a patient, with the assistance of Joe Heffner (Translator).  She was supposed to be working in gynecology, but general medicine needed her more.Amy Johnson, MD, examining a patient without a translator.Cindy Fleming running the lab in the middle of the general medicine clinic.The pharmacy crew, Beth Dalisky, Linda Samuels and Terry Estes.Dr. Ed Schmitt examining a patient.Dr. John Berry examining a patient.Bob Vela and Jose de la Cruz explaining the referral process to patients.Unloading trunks from the bus with curious kids.Nancy Vanasche & Bob Burton seeing patients with Cindy delivering lab results.Beautiful, happy kids in La Balza (where balsa wood comes from).Terry Estes, pharmacy assistant teaching the children to sing in La Balza.Wendy Robinson teaching the kids the frog song.The scene at La Balza upon arrival the second day.  731 patients waiting to be seen.Waiting patients.Joe Wiatt's famous chili con queso being enjoyed by Dr. Patti Baiza (with injured hand) and Wendy (with zinc oxide on her nose and chin because of working triage in the sun).Internal medicine patients waiting to see the doctors again after they have had their labs performed.  Note the signs (Dr. Kien's labs, etc.)Patients awaiting their prescriptions at the pharmacy.  Every patient (and we saw 2260 of them) went through the pharmacy to receive at least vitamins.The whole team (except Dr. Carlos Tiul) in front of the bus before our departure for Flores, the DC-3 ride to Guatemala City, the bus to Antigua, where we arrived at 2:30, tired and fulfilled.

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