Judithlee

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Name: Judith Lee
Date registered: June 9, 2015

Latest posts

  1. Reflections on my Second Medical Mission — August 17, 2016
  2. So Meaningful to Include our Daughters — August 5, 2016
  3. In Armenia, Life is Complicated — July 26, 2016
  4. What Keeps Me Coming Back — July 21, 2016
  5. One Summer is Not Enough! — July 5, 2015

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  1. Medical Mission Begins! — 2 comments
  2. Gastroenterology Report — 1 comment

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Aug
17
2016

Reflections on my Second Medical Mission

Dr. Ferman, center, with Armenian medical colleagues at Health Center, Lori marz

By Debra Ann Ferman, MD Armenian summers are often hot and the medical facilities have no air conditioning. The remote villages at times have limited water and electricity, which affects the local health center. This year I worked at medical clinics in six different Children of Armenia Fund (COAF) villages. Three talented COAF physicians organized …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.aahpo.org/blog/?p=409

Aug
05
2016

So Meaningful to Include our Daughters

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By Carla Simonian MD My week in Armenia, providing obstetrical and gynecological care tounder served women in rural areas of Armenia was very meaningful and fulfilling.  In my case, as an OB/GYN in Hackensack, NJ, I was delighted that I was able to bring my two daughters, Sophia, age 15 and Olivia, age 11, along …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.aahpo.org/blog/?p=397

Jul
26
2016

In Armenia, Life is Complicated

By Laszlo Osvath, MD I finished one week at the hospital in Karabagh. I was impressed by the brand new building, smart doctors and nurses. The younger generation, speaks basic English, and this is a help to the Medical Mission team. Armenian patients in need come to the hospital at the  last minute to get saved. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.aahpo.org/blog/?p=391

Jul
21
2016

What Keeps Me Coming Back

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By JoyceKurdian, DMD Hello from rural Armenia! It has been an extremely busy few days in the dental clinic. Dental caries is an epidemic in Armenia because there are not many dentists serving the rural areas and dental care is very expensive. They do not have preventative care (regular cleanings, fluoride in water and sealants …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.aahpo.org/blog/?p=375

Jul
05
2015

One Summer is Not Enough!

COAF intern Louisine Agasarkisian with patients in Armenia.

Entry by Lousine Aga-Sarkisian, COAF Intern, Birthright Armenia Volunteer I’ve come to realize that a summer in Armenia is not enough-not enough to see the land my parents are from and definitely not enough to feel satisfied helping my people. But, I have determined that a summer is enough time to learn about the needs …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.aahpo.org/blog/?p=349

Jul
03
2015

It Has Been Life-Changing!

Sara Durgerian, NP  and friends.

Entry by Sara Durgerian, NP We’ve made it to the homestretch of the first leg of the AAHPO medical mission, and made it back from Karabakh to Yerevan safely! In Karabakh, we were assigned to our specialty departments while visiting Rebublican Medical Center. The main hospital is an impressive new building with sparkling clean floors …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.aahpo.org/blog/?p=346

Jul
03
2015

The Start of a Beautiful Professional Relationship

Entry by Debra Ferman, MD Today we visited the main hospital in Stepanakert, a modern facility that was clean and high tech, and equipped with a modern catheterization lab and state of the art emergency room.  The highlight of the day was meeting fellow medical compatriots in my field.  Karabagh has a population of 150,000 …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.aahpo.org/blog/?p=344

Jul
03
2015

Mixed Emotions and Hope for the Future

Entry from Lucy Tovmasian, MD I am writing this entry after my experience yesterday in a small village clinic in the Lori region. I finish the day with mixed emotions as I reflect back through all the patients I saw. I was saddened to see how little care the women in these villages had access …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.aahpo.org/blog/?p=341

Jun
30
2015

Observations: Psychology in Armenia

Entry from Meline Karakashian, PhD Having recovered from an unexpected illness, I’d like to share some observations belatedly. Spent two days at Armavir region’s Miasnikyan health center (on behalf of AHHPO) where practicing psychologists, school psychologists and externs gathered for a roundtable discussion.  I had met several of them years ago during my Fulbright Lecturing …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.aahpo.org/blog/?p=337

Jun
30
2015

From Our Translator

Anahit Movesyan with an Armenian vista behind her!

Entry from Anahit Movsesyan, COAF Intern I didn’t know what to expect from internship here at Children of Armenia Fund – I wasn’t sure how I can help out but the Medical Mission with AAHPO has really put things into perspective for me. I’m a new graduate of Michigan State University (Go Green!) and have …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.aahpo.org/blog/?p=329

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