Team Leader: Dr. Mitch Brock, M.D.
Team Type: Otolaryngology (Ears, Nose and Throat – ENT), Pediatric Wellness, Healthcare Provider Education in Helping Babies Breathe and Helping Mothers Survive (childbirth).
Thirty-three Peruvian healthcare professionals participated in the Helping Babies Breathe and Helping Mothers Survive (childbirth) programs.
Approximately 80 students were instructed in dental hygiene, provided fluoride treatments, and were weighed and measured.
There were 288 ENT consultations and 28 surgical procedures performed. Some of the procedures performed were septoplasties, laryngoscopies, frenotomies, mastoidectomies, tympanoplasties, turbinectomies, and polypectomies.
Kaiser Permanente Sunnyside — Portland, Oregon
Stayton Pharmacy — Stayton, Oregon
Willamette Ear, Nose, and Throat — Salem, Oregon
Dr. Jeffrey Bolka, M.D., Anesthesiologist
Dr. Karoline Brock, M.D., Pediatrician
Dr. Mitch Brock, M.D., Otolaryngologist (ENT)
Carolyn Frkovich, Nurse
Daniel Grant, Assistant
Dr. David Grant, M.D., Anesthesiologist
Dr. Steve Long, Otolaryngologist (ENT)
Bruce Marks, Assistant
Sandy McDonald, Nurse
Alexis Royse, Assistant
Amanda Royse, Assistant
Jason Royse, Nurse
Dr. Jeff Scheihing, M.D., Anesthesiologist
Bonnie Stere, Nurse
Dr. Wendy Smith, M.D., Obstetrician/Gynecologist
Jason and Amanda Royse (far Right) and Clinic Staff with the Defibulator the Royse’s Donated to the Clinic
Dr. Long Operating on a Patient with (left to right) Bonnie Stere, Jeff Scheihing and Jason Royce Assisting
A Classsroom of Students that was Provided Care in Chaypa. Back Row Lourdes, Alexis, Dr. Smith, Dr. Brock, Teacher, Miriam, and Teacher
Drs. Karoline Brock and Wendy Smith focused on their own project of Helping Babies Breathe (at birth) and Helping Mothers Survive (childbirth). These two programs were developed through the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. These doctors provided instruction to nurses and lay midwives in various clinics throughout the Sacred Valley in newborn resuscitation and child delivery techniques and procedures. They also provided instruction in how to care for a mother who experiences excessive bleeding after birth. They taught twelve healthcare providers in Lares and 21 healthcare providers in Urubamba. Training kits for these programs have been donated by Dr. Brock to these the clinics where the training occurred so that others can be trained in the content of these programs.
Miriam Salvador Delgado, the Rural Health Nurse from the Kausay Wasi Clinic, arranged for Drs. Brock and Smith to visit schools in the Sacred Valley in the remote communities of Chaypa, Pampallacta, and Totora. The visits involved preventative and general health care for children. They saw between 20 and 60 students at each school. Such care involved treating for the removal of parasites, skin infections, and dental infections. They taught the students how to brush their teeth, provided toothbrushes, and applied fluoride. Each student was also weighed and measured in the hopes that the teachers and parents would track the growth of the children. They plan to return next year to follow-up on what they have taught this year.
Back at the Kausay Wasi Clinic, most of the ENT cases seen this year were pretty routine and common, although they did have a significant impact on the patients’ quality of life. After being treated by Drs. Mitch Brock and Steve Long, patients can now hear better, live without chronic infections, and breathe more easily than before treatment. The Peruvian patients were, as always, very grateful to be seen by our team.
We would like acknowledge the donation of a defibrillator to the Clinic by Jason Royse.
A special thank you is extended to Kaiser Permanente for allowing us to borrow about $150,000 of surgical instruments. Without their support, our surgical work would not be possible.
Finally, we thank Stayton Pharmacy and Willamette ENT for the donation of medicine and medical supplies.