January 21, 2014

Free gastrointestinal clinics this week

The Lions Club St Vincent South is, for the third time around, hosting a team of medical specialists from the Avera McKennan Hospital in South Dakota.{{more}}

The visiting medical team comprises team leader Vincentian Dr Stephen Nanton – gastroenterologist; Debra White – gastrointestinal technician; Dr Paul Benninga, Wendy Sue Welty and Joseph Douglas Welty – nurse anesthetists, Tiffany Rae Facile, RN, among others.

While here, the team will be conducting free medical gastrointestinal clinics to persons with gastrointestinal problems at the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital. Through the efforts of the Lions Club St Vincent South, Paul St John and Dr Nanton, a modern and technological endoscopy service was established, through which persons were able to seek treatment and attention for their upper and lower gastrointestinal tracts.

Dr Nanton and his team were also instrumental in getting 18-year-old Vincentian Shanice Morris to travel to the Avera McKennan Hospital in South Dakota to be treated for Crohn’s disease, diagnosed last year when they visited as part of the mission.

Vincentians will be able to access the free clinics throughout the week at the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital.