One of the many benefits of joining the IEC team is that we support and offer the flexibility for our physicians to do much needed mission work in 3rd world countries.
One of our managing partners, Dr. Chris Brandenburg recently went on his 3rd trip to Ghana. He has also traveled to India. On his most recent trip he and his team treated 300+ patients a day in various villages throughout Ghana. The most common condition that they treated were conditions unique to tropical medicine, such as, Malaria and Typhoid Fever. The biggest roadblock that they faced were the limited resources and inavailability of diagnostic testing.
Dr. Trina Helderman has taken extended time off to volunteer in South Sudan. She is working with an Emergency Response Health Team that responds to outbreaks, administers emergency vaccinations, and provides urgent nutrition campaigns. Currently, she is on a one-year mission trip.