Vitals.com is putting together a list of doctors who are extending help towards Haitian earthquake victims. We will build this list as more information becomes available. Vitals applauds all medical professionals who are providing emergency relief.
Dr. Michael Anderson from Cleveland, OH – Dr. Anderson is a pediatric intensive care physician at Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital in Cleveland. As a medical officer with the National Disaster Medical System he is perparing to go down to Haiti. Before traveling, he we would identify children’s hospitals here in the U.S. that could receive injured children from Haiti.
“In a disaster like this you see the initial trauma victims – patients who are critically injured, but as the living conditions deteriorate, then you have to worry about diseases like cholera from tainted water, poor sewage, E. coli and other diseases that spread because there are no proper living conditions. The second wave is when disease spreads,” Dr. Anderson said. (foxnews)
Dr. Dominique Mondè-Matthews from Southfiled, MI – Dr. Matthews left Haiti in 1979 and she is helping Haitians reach their relatives.
Dr. Jean Claude Compas from Brooklyn, NY – Dr. Compas is an a Haitian-American physician and is busy organizing a medical mission and a center for people to contact their loved ones in Haiti.dialing and sending messages. Dr. Compas had turned the office into a collection center for donations of clothes and food. (nytimes.com)
Dr. Joseph Markee, an obstetrician from Vancouver, Wa – Dr. Joe Markee and his wife Linda Markee, who’s a nurse will be providing medical help on behalf of Medical Teams International. Together they have spent 15 years working on long-term development and providing disaster relief in Haiti. (oregonlive.com)
Vitals.com is putting together a list of physicians that are volunteering time in Haiti. The directory offers a deeper look into the doctors who have put their personal lives and practices aside to help the people of the Haiti earthquake.
Doctors looking to help in a safe environment are strongly urged to contact Doctors Without Borders.
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