Dr. Jim Fisk volunteers at Batey Libertad!
Dr. Jim Fisk, a pediatrician from the University of New Mexico, was incredibly giving of his time and expertise during his first trip to Batey Libertad, March 6-9, 2008. Dr. Jim saw patients from the community for three days this March, which was the first medical clinic this year on the Batey. His efforts were appreciated by all in the community and by all of the people stateside working hard to raise the standard of health and bring basic medical care to this area.
Dr. Fisk’s association with the project began four years ago through Dr. Tommy Clark, founder of Grassroot Soccer. Grassroot Soccer is a project that educates youth about the dangers of HIV/AIDS and implements prevention strategies using the sport of soccer as a catalyst for change. Batey Libertad was the site of the first Grassroot Soccer affiliated project in the Dominican Republic. Dr. Tommy Clark recently sent this missive about Dr. Fisk:
I know Dr. Jim Fisk from my days as a pediatric resident at the University of New Mexico. Every medical student loved being on with Jim who was an attending. He was always so much fun – interested in the patients, interested in the residents, interested in the Developing World medicine, art – everything really! He was voted “favorite attending” year after year after year. An incredible guy!
Many thanks to Dr. Clark for the introduction and especially to Dr. Fisk for his compassion, kindness and hard work with the people of Batey Libertad.
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