2009-07-30 / Church News

Dr. Martin Travels To Guatemala On Medical Mission Trip

Dr. Sharon Martin is pictured above with Mayan children on a recent missions trip to Guatemala. Dr. Sharon Martin is pictured above with Mayan children on a recent missions trip to Guatemala. SPECIAL TO THE NEWS

Fulton County Medical Staff President Dr. Sharon Martin traveled to Guatemala on a medical mission trip from June 18 through June 28 with DOCARE.

The National Organization DOCARE, founded in the 1960s by an osteopathic physician, has medical missions across the country and the world. Twice a year, faculty and medical students from osteopathic colleges go to provide care in clinics in the Highlands of Guatemala. The population served is the indigenous Mayan people. This past June, more than 30 medical students, 20 support volunteers and 7 physicians teamed up to provide supplies to the underserved area. Dr. Martin traveled to three clinics and the group saw approximately 400 people daily. The Fulton County medical staff donated $1,000 of vitamins for the clinics.

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