The Georges in Peru

Doctor, do you make 'Car Calls'?

05 Dec 2019

I make a lot more house calls in Peru than I would in the USA.  I don't have set clinic hours, so I'm able to go to a patient's house if needed.  I've had to hike to some places, like once when I went to see a patient with Huntington's Chorea, who couldn't walk.  Today was my first 'car call'.  Pastor Simón asked me if I would see a patient in Clínica Arequipa with multiple leg fractures from a car accident to see if she would qualify for financial assistance from our Medical Assistance Project.  After I saw her, Pastor Simón asked if I would see another lady from his church who had been told that she had pancreatitis and sent home.  "Okay.  Where is she?" I asked.  "In my car!"  Simón said.  He's a taxi driver and had brought her to see me and had her wait in his car while I saw the first patient.  

Pray both patients recover.