Category Archives: Clinic Reports

Clinic Report: January 19, 2019 @ Ensenada

Coordinator: Natalia Valles

Patients seen: 16

The morning of Saturday 26th, we had our monthly clinic trip to serve the community of Chapultepec in Ensenada, Mexico. We had a total of volunteers and had 1 provider, 1 pharmacy student, 1 medical student, and 0 dentists also volunteers with us. We had a total of 2 cars that left the Stein parking lot at 5:30am and 1 late car that left at 6:30 to organize and set up the clinic before everyone arrived. We arrived at the clinic at around 8am. With the provider, we were able to see 16 patients in total before leaving at 2:45pm. We all ate at the usual taco shop until 4pm and the left for the border. At the border, the wait took about 3 hours, and we all arrived at campus around 9pm.

Clinic Report: January 19, 2019 @ Casa Hogar Buen Samaritano

Coordinator: Anika Balse and Victor Escobedo

Patients seen: 8

The weekend of Saturday January 19th to Sunday January 20th, we had our very first clinic trip to serve the nursing home Casa Hogar Buen Samaritano in Vicente Guerrero, in the San Quintin Valley of Baja California, Mexico. The first day we planned to see all the residents of the nursing home, and the second day we planned to see the staff of facility. We had a total of 14 volunteers and had 1 provider, 1 healer, and 1 pharmacists also volunteer with us. We had a total of 2 cars that left the Stein parking lot at 5:30 am and 1 early car that left at 5:00 am to go to our main clinic site in Chapultepec to collect supplies we would need. We arrived at the clinic at around 10:30 am. On Saturday, with 1 provider, we were able to see 17 patients in total before leaving at 4:30 pm, while also taking a one-hour lunch break at a local taco (birrieria) shop at 12:30 pm. After finishing up, we checked into our hotel and relaxed until eating at the hotel’s restaurant for dinner. The next day, we arrived at the nursing home at 7:00 am, and saw 8 patients until 10:45 am, when we said our goodbyes to the director, Juan, and took our clinic picture. We drove back to our usual clinic site in Chapultepec, Ensenada, to eat lunch at our usual taco shop, and left at 2:00 pm. At the border, the wait took about 2 hours, and we arrived on campus at 6:00 pm.

Clinic Report: August 25, 2018 @ Ensenada

Coordinator: Natalie Albasha

Patients seen: 25

The morning of Saturday, August 25, we had our monthly clinic trip to serve the community of Chapultepec in Ensenada, Mexico. We had a total of 15 volunteers and had 3 medical providers and 4 dentists also volunteer with us. We had a total of 4 cars, 2 that left the Stein parking at 6:30 am and 2 early cars that left at 5:30 am to organize and set up the clinic before providers arrived. We arrived at the clinic at around 7:30 am. With the 3 providers, we were able to see 25 patients in total before leaving at 3 pm. We all ate at the usual taco shop until 4 pm and the left for the border. At the border, the wait took about 2 hours and 30 minutes, and we all arrived at campus around 8 pm.

 

Clinic Report: April 21, 2018 @ Ensenada

Coordinator: Anika Balse

Patients seen: 20

The morning of Saturday April 21, we had our monthly clinic trip to serve the community of Chapultepec in Ensenada, Mexico. We had a total of 14 volunteers and had 3 providers, 1 pharmacists, and 12 dentists also volunteer with us. We had a total of 5 cars that left the Stein parking lot at 6:45 am and 1 early car that left at 5:30 to organize and set up the clinic before everyone arrived. We arrived at the clinic at around 9:00 am. With the 3 providers, we were able to see 20 patients in total before leaving at 2:25 pm. We all ate at the usual taco shop until 3:30 pm and the left for the border. At the border, the wait took about 15 minutes for Sentri, 30 mins for Ready, and an hour for All-traffic lane, and we all arrived at campus around 6:307:15, and 8:30 pm.

 

Clinic Report: April 7th, 2018 @ RANCHO DE LOS NIÑOS

Coordinator: Anjali Herekar

Patients seen: 10

The morning of Saturday 4/7, we had our Orphanage Clinic Trip to serve the children in Rancho de los Ninos in Mexico. We had a total of 9 volunteers and had 1 provider as well. We had a total of 2 cars that left the Stein parking lot around 6:30 am and 1 early car that left at 6 am to pick up materials from regular clinic to bring to the Orphanage. We arrived at the clinic at around 9 am. With the 1 provider, we were able to see 10 patients in total before leaving at 1:30 pm. We ate at a Panaderia nearby and then left for the border (one car went back to the regular clinic to drop off some supplies). At the border, the wait took about 2 hours and we all arrived at campus around 6:30 pm (early car) and 8:30 pm (late car).

Clinic Report: February 24 @ Ensenada

Coordinator: Anjali Herekar

Patients seen: 28

The chilly morning of Saturday February 24th, we had our monthly clinic trip to serve the community of Chapultepec in Ensenada, Mexico. We had a total of 12 volunteers and 2 providers, 1 pharmacist, and 3 dentists also volunteer with us. We had a total of 3 cars that left the Stein parking lot at 6 am and 1 early car that left at 5:30 am to organize and set up the clinic before everyone arrived. We arrived at the clinic at around 8:30 am. With the 2 providers, we were able to see 28 patients in total before leaving at 1 pm. We also had a great Public Health presentation on Melanoma and Skin Protection, and our Public Health team passed out sunscreen for the patients. We had great success with our newly implemented Kid’s Corner, where children who are waiting to be seen can color with markers, crayons, etc. to pass the time. We all ate at the usual taco shop until 2 pm and the left for the border. At the border, the wait took about 1 hour, and we all arrived at campus around 6:15 pm.

Below are pictures of our patients that received glasses after attending our Optometry Clinic!

Clinic Report: January 27 @ Ensenada

Coordinator: Anika Balse

Patients seen: 22

The morning of Saturday January 27th, we had our monthly clinic trip to serve the community of Chapultepec in Ensenada, Mexico. We had a total of 18 volunteers and had 3 providers, 2 pharmacists, and 2 dentists also volunteer with us. We had a total of 3 cars that left the Stein parking lot at 6:30 am and 2 early cars that left at 6:00 to organize and set up the clinic before everyone arrived. The later cars arrived at the clinic at around 9:30. With the 3 providers, we were able to see 22 patients in total before leaving at 1:30. We all ate at the usual taco shop until 3:00 and the left for the border, except for Car 3, which left earlier and separately to drop off expired medicine in Rosarito.. The caravan split apart 30 minutes before the border, so all cars arrived at the border at different times. At the border, the wait took about 1 hour for Ready Lane, less than 30 minutes for Sentri, and we all arrived at campus around 7:30 for Ready Lane and 5:00 for Sentri.

Clinic Report : December 16, 2017 @ Ensenada

Coordinator: Natalie Albasha and Anika Balse

Patients Seen: 45

The morning of Saturday December 16th, we had our monthly clinic trip to serve the community of Chapultepec in Ensenada, Mexico. We had a total of 27 volunteers and had 3 providers, 1 pharmacists, and 1 dentists also volunteer with us. We had a total of 7 cars that left the Stein parking lot at around 6:30 am and 1 early car that left at 5:30 to organize and set up the clinic before everyone arrived. We arrived at the clinic at around 9:00 am. With the 3 providers, we were able to see 45 patients in total before leaving at 2:00pm. We all ate at the usual taco shop until 3:00 and the left for the border. At the border, the wait took about 1.5 hours, and we all arrived at campus around 6:45 pm.

Clinic Report: November 18, 2017 @ Ensenada

Coordinator: Anjali Herekar

Patients seen: 37!!

This was a longer clinic, with many pediatric as well as adult cases. We started off with a public health presentation which was about 10 minutes long. We had some returning patients and many new patients as well. We also had a larger amount of pediatric cases this clinic. Diagnostic trends included upper respiratory infections, diabetes, and hypertension. We sent all of our providers in the first car so they could get back into the US quickly. The last three cars all used the all-traffic lanes to cross back into the border, with a total wait time of about 3 hours. The last three cars got back a little past 9 pm. At clinic, we used paper records to take patient histories and vitals, because the wifi is still not working at the clinic site building. Some information is only on the electronic records currently, so in some cases we had to have the physicians obtain the same information again onto paper records. We ended clinic around 2 pm.

 

Clinic Report: August 26, 2017 @ Ensenada

Coordinator: Andres Perkins

Patients seen: 8

This was a very short clinic, with a lot of the usual patient complaints. We saw all returning patients, most which had issues related to Diabetes and Hypertension. We did see a patient that we ran a pregnancy test for, which turned out positive. To accommodate for our provider (which wanted to return fast with Sentri), I had two of our officers park a car at the border and get picked up by the provider. That way, they could get dropped off on the way back, walk across and to their car; so that the provider could drive straight home. That provider recommended to us that we have a list of specialists ready, so that if she needed to refer a patient, she could choose one from the list. The EMR that we are still implementing went mostly well, with some login hiccups. The biblioteca wifi that we usually use was still down and the one from the dental building was unreliable (probably too far away), but we fortunately had a volunteer that let us use a hotspot on his phone. Everything else went smoothly and efficiently.