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Jungle Medicine

I recently got back from visiting the rainforest in the Tambopata National Reserve, near Puerto Maldonado, Peru.  We had an amazing adventure and saw a ton of cool animals (a later post still to come from Janie), but I wanted … Continue reading

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Medical Volunteering Sites

While working in Peru, I have had several people contact me about some of the different sites that I worked out, and their respective contact information.  As such, below you will find a list of different organizations/clinical sites that I … Continue reading

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Baby Catchin’

As I had mentioned in previous posts about Hospital Antonio Lorena and the “Maternity Ward,” I have been working on the obstetrical service lately, and so far it has been an awesome experience.  It is a busy service with many … Continue reading

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La Maternidad – HAL

Lately I’ve been working in “La Maternidad,” which is the obstetrical service at Hospital Antonio Lorena.  While the rest of the hospital is actually fairly old, and perhaps lacking in renovations, the obstetrical ward is fairly new (constructed in the past … Continue reading

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Hospital Regional

Besides Hospital Antonio Lorena, Hospital Regional is the other main public hospital in Cuzco.  It is a bit larger, and is located in a more central part of town, on Avenida de la Cultura.  It is actually located right down … Continue reading

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Peruvian Health System

The health system in Peru has two sectors, one public and one private.  Within the public sector, there are two types of national insurance.  The first, called Seguro Integral de Salud (SIS) is mandated by the Peruvian Ministry of Health … Continue reading

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Hospital Antonio Lorena

There are 3 main hospitals within Cuzco, 2 are public and 1 is more private.  One of the two public hospitals, which is older and in a much poorer part of town (Santiago District) is called Hospital Antonio Lorena.  This … Continue reading

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Case Study 5 – TB with Addison’s

Note:  This case comes from Hospital Regional, one of the 3 main public hospitals in Cusco.  More to come about these different hospitals later. HPI:  60 yo male who is a poor historian is referred to Hospital Regional from a … Continue reading

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Lab Tests

So, this blog has been somewhat slacking in posts lately, and for that there are two reasons.  The first, is that recently Janie’s computer had to be repaired in the states, and so she won’t be able to get it … Continue reading

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Case Study 2 – “Gripe”

Today’s case is an example of a very common complaint that patients come into the clinic for – “el gripe.”  When translated, it literally means “flu,” but really I feel that it encompasses any or all of the symptoms of … Continue reading

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