(L-R) Drs. Neal Kramer, Alex Garcia, and Lee Sanders

(L-R) Drs. Neal Kramer, Alex Garcia, and Lee Sanders

Drs. Neal Kramer and Lee J. Sanders recently returned from a medical mission to the Manos Amigas clinic, La Entrada, Honduras. The mission was sponsored by Serving at the Crossroads (Media, PA) and First Presbyterian Church of Allentown, PA. The medical and dental brigade consisted of two podiatrists, one ER physician, one dentist, two nurse practitioners, three RNs, and nine non-medical volunteers. They supported the clinic’s full-time medical staff of two physicians, including Dr. Alex Garcia.

The unique focus of this mission was diabetes, diabetic foot disease and wound care. Medical and surgical care was provided for a diverse population of patients with acute, chronic, developmental, and parasitic disorders. Prevalence of diabetes in Honduras is 7.2%, with 53% of the patients undiagnosed until they present with complications. Both podiatrists reported that the experience was memorable and incredibly rewarding.

Lee Sanders, DPM has been an ABPM Diplomate since 1979.

Source: Podiatry Management News, Online.