What types of cases do we receive at The Addis Clinic? Take a look at the breakdown from March.
March brought with it an interesting variety of cases submitted to The Addis Clinic! Cases from Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Cameroon, and Haiti required 11 different types of medical specialists. However, as follows from previous months, family medicine and pediatric consultations comprised 55% of our volunteer work. This is not surprising, as even in the United States 51% of physician office visits are made to primary care providers. (Source: National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey: 2015 State and National Summary Tables, tables 1, 11, 16). Despite the fact that The Addis Clinic reaches patients in some of the most resource-limited and remote areas of the globe, they still experience the same common medical problems that bring most people to the doctor. Childhood ear infections, abdominal pain, lower back pain, conjunctivitis, urinary tract infections and headaches were only some of the complaints consulted on by our primary care volunteers this month. Check out our March cases by specialty below: