Friday, March 16, 2012

First week- the last three days

The next three days were very busy with seeing patients. We see on average of about 70 patients a day. The “student” docs get better each day. Some are doing Prolo for the first time; others have same experience. The cases vary in the degree of difficulty.. In the more difficult cases, either one of the directors (Dr B or myself) would take the case and let the others watch. Or we would be in the room with the others to give them hands on directions. We also have a dentist in our clinic. Mainly what they do is pull teeth as there is no x-rays and after care. It is a hectic day as I am being pulled in many directions by the other docs to help them with cases. It is very rewarding as they improve their techniques as the week goes on. Every day at noon we give them a lecture so there are plenty of new questions all the time. We see just about every joint in the body and necks and backs too. Knees are without a doubt the most seen with low backs and shoulder being the next most commonly seen areas.

But there is not a joint of the body that we do not see. If there is an interesting case, then we gather most of the docs inot that room and show them hwo we do it. All in all the docs are very attentive and ahrd workers. There is an air conditioner here but it works only so-so. There are a few overhead fans, but with the 95+ temps outside, it is always a little warm inside.

On Friday all we had was a lecture in the am and then headed back to LA Ceiba (our base city) to catch a flight with the others to Roatan. Roatan is a small island off the coast of Honduras that is basically a resort island. Originally part of British Honduras, the primary language there is English (Caribbean style, that is).

More from the Island.

Peter A. Fields, MD, DC
“The Athletic Doc" and Ironman Triathlete

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