One of the great parts about being a physician, is the multitude of opportunities I have to help others in need. Mission work is something that I have recently started and plan to continue and expand over the following years. My first international trip was a medical mission to the province of Barahona in the southwestern coast of the Domincan Republic in 2011. It was a great overall experience. It opened my eyes to the significant need for medical care in the vast majority of this planet.
I am a member of the Christian Medical and Dental Association (CMDA). This strong organization is worldwide, and has extensive programs for both domestic and international mission work. I am planning to attend the Global Health Missions Conference, where I hope to find a specific area of need that I can become involved. My wife, Dana, is planning to join me on my next trip and we hope that our children will join us when they are more age appropriate.
You can check out the CMDA website (www.cmda.org) if you are interested, or you contact me for questions.
Dominican Republic Mission Trip, 2011