Category Archives: Clinic Reports

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.

 

Clinic Report: July 15, 2017 @ Rancho de Los NiÑos Orphanage

Coordinator: Andres Perkins

This was a very easy and fun trip, we had an activity day with the kids at Rancho De Los Ninos. These included: soccer, paper airplane competitions, slime making (corn starch + water), nail painting, swing pushing, card playing, and anything else the kids asked us to do. We felt that this trip is important so that we can build a lasting and continuous relationship with them. We also used some funds to provide the orphanage with requested donations such as fresh vegetables and meat, which we picked up at a local supermarket.

 

Clinic Report: September 30, 2017 @ Ensenada

Coordinator: Anjali Herekar

Patients seen: 17

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. We saw a returning patient who had an amputated leg, so we could not take her weight but had to ask for her best estimate. 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 buildingSome 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, a bit before dental. 

Clinic Report: October 28, 2017 @ Ensenada

Coordinator:  Shaddy Malik

Patients seen: 22

We had an early car leave at 5:30 to head down to set up the clinic. The other 3 cars for volunteers met on campus at 5:30 and we left around 6:00, took one bathroom break after toll B, and arrived at the clinic at around 8:30 am. With the 4 providers, we were able to see 22 patients in total before leaving at 3:50 pm. We ate at the usual taco shop and left for the border around 5:30 pm. The border took about 30 mins for the 2 cars that went through the ready lane, and 1 hour and a half for the all traffic cars. By the time all cars crossed and got back to campus it was 10:00 pm.