Reach Across America in Los Angeles

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RAM LA 2009

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Dates: August 11-18, 2009
Location: The Forum
3900 W. Manchester Blvd.
Inglewood, CA 90305

FOR PAT IENTS

How to Receive Treatment: All of our services are free and are provided by volunteers. The doctor is free; the dentist is free; the eye doctor is free. Please arrive early, bring a snack, and be prepared to wait. Your wait may be long; chairs will be provided for your comfort.
Services: DENTAL: Cleanings, fillings, extractions, and root canals. Everyone receives a free dental exam. Pediatric dentistry is available.

VISION: Vision exam and free prescription glasses made onsite. (NOTE: May not be able to make glasses for everyone.) Cataract surgery.

MEDICAL & WOMEN’S HEALTH: Mammograms and Pap smears; pediatric exams; adult physicals & medical consults (including diabetes and hypertension); chiropractors; acupuncture; blood lab work; chest X-rays; medication assistance; and many other medical specialties available.

Services are provided by Remote Area Medical for the uninsured, underinsured, unemployed, and those who cannot afford to pay. Services are provided by volunteer doctors, nurses, dentists, dental hygeinists, dental assistants, ophthalmologists, optometrists, opticians, and other trained health professionals from the State of California .

REACH ACROSS AMERICA PROGRAM AUG 11-18, 2009 -FREE MEDICAL CARE

(For Volunteers)
RAM needs
Medical Doctors (all specialties) and Nurses,
Ophthalmologists, Op tometrists, Opticians, Ophthalmic Techs, Paramometry Techs,
General Dentists, Oral Surgery, Pediatric Dentistry, Registered Dental Hygienists, Dental Assistants.
CALIFORNIA LICENSED HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS ONLY
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CONTACT
Jean Jolly, Volunteer Coordinator, Remote Area Medical
jeanjolly@ramusa.org
865.579.1530

Below are some of the services that will be provided…….

DENTAL

RAM’s dental services have provided relief to thousands of patients over the years. Dental care is one of the core services of RAM expeditions.

Poor dental health is a frequently seen problem in the hills of the southern Appalachians , and RAM’s services are desperately needed. Patients often arrive with serious dental problems, often affecting their overall health. In a single visit, many of these can be improved.

The RAM dental program has grown from offering only emergency extractions in the20early days to include restorations, cleanings and fluoride treatments today. RAM has a number of very dedicated volunteer dentists whose hard work helps to make each expedition a success.

RAM is always searching for more dentists who want to provide care to those in need. If you are a cur rently-licensed dentist in any state, you are invited to contact RAM to learn more about volunteering.

MEDICAL

By the nature of RAM’s customary expeditions in the US , medical services are usually limited to routine medical screenings, such as Pap20smears and mammograms. This is because other medical services are really not effective with only one visit with a doctor.

In past overseas expeditions, we have done plastic surgery, cataract removals, even hysterectomies, as well as routine medical care in cooperation with local providers, when possible.

Although general medical care is not our usual fare, during RAM’s response to the gulf-coast hurricanes of 2005, we provided a great deal of general medical care. Our doctors and nurses saw over205,000 patients during the month following Katrina, and provided general medical care, minor trauma care, and vaccinations. In a follow-up=2 0expedition in February of 2006, we saw this many again in a week’s time.

Vision

One of the core services that Remote20Area Medical® tries to provide at every expedition is full-service vision care. This includes basic screening, refracting, and eye exam. If the patient is found to need eye glasses, a pair is provided to them if possible.

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About liftingasweclimb

Mildred Lewis writes and directs for theater, television, film and the web. She's also a full time professor, Christian, activist and troublemaker with a passion to save as much of the world as she can.
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