My Summers in West Africa

The Account of a Medical Missionary

by Dr. Richard D. Evans



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 4/2/2015

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 626
ISBN : 9781503558045
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 626
ISBN : 9781503558038
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 626
ISBN : 9781503558052

About the Book

Medical personal since the days of Dr. Livingston in the mid-1880s have traveled to Africa for a number of reasons. First is to satisfy the innate curiosity which tends to infest every member of the medical profession. Two is the natural desire to lend a helping hand to our fellow man. And three would be to expand our knowledge and understanding of infectious diseases and the medicines used to treat them. It is for these reasons that my book will have an expansive market. Any physician who is contemplating an expedition to West Africa must first research and seek advice from those who have gone before him. He will also find it necessary to brush-up on the tropical diseases he will be exposed to and will be expected to treat. My journal summarizes those. Prior to embarking, a physician may well find it necessary to receive some in-services on the unfamiliar surgical procedures which he may be expected to perform. My journal covers those procedures as well. Medicines and essential surgical instruments must be collected and packed ahead of any mission. My journal lists the pharmaceuticals and instruments I found in short supply. To travel into that corner of the world, a physician must also receive the recommended vaccinations and start his/her anti-malarial medication in a timely manner. From publications like mine nurses and physician assistants can get a good idea of what might be expected of them during such a trip. And since the hospital I served is associated with and supplied by a religious organization, this book will help parishioners of any faith better understand how they can best serve their organization’s medical missions. It will also give them encouragement and a better appreciation of the importance of their efforts.

About the Author

CURRICULUM VITAE Richard D. Evans, DO, FACOS PERSONAL Address: 147 Pine Woods Road Ormond Beach, FL 32174 (386) 316-1796 Birth Date: March 30, 1950 Marital Status: Married with four children Health: Excellent EDUCATION University of Central Florida 2000 – 2002 Orlando, Florida B. A. in History Midwestern University 1973 – 1977 Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine Chicago, Illinois Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Southern Illinois University 1969 – 1973 Carbondale, Illinois B.A. in Physiology/Anatomy TRAINING ICD-10-CM 10-5-2011 ICD-10-PCS 10-8-2011 Mount Clemens General Hospital 1978 - 1982 Mount Clemens, Michigan General Surgery Residency Mount Clemens General Hospital 1977 – 1978 Mount Clemens, Michigan Rotating Internship RESIDENCY INCLUSIVE OF: Fourteen months of Peripheral Vascular Surgery Three months of Intensive Care Training at Mount Carmel Mercy Hospital, Detroit, Michigan Three months of Pediatric Surgery at Michigan’s Children’s Hospital,Detroit, Michigan Gynecological and Laparoscopic Surgical Rotations throughout Residency program BOARD CERTIFICATION Certified Professional Coder 6-30-2011 The American Osteopathic Board of Surgery 2-17-1986 General and Peripheral Vascular Surgery PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS Florida Osteopathic Medical Association 1983 – 2005 2007 Apalachee Parkway Tallahassee, Florida 32301 American Osteopathic Association 1979 –Present 212 East Ohio Street Chicago, Illinois 60611 American College of Osteopathic Surgeons 1978 –Present 123 North Henry Street Alexandria, Virginia 22314 HONORS Instructor of the Year, Everest University, June 2007 – 2008 Teacher of the Year, Peninsula Medical Center, 1987 – 1988 Outstanding Resident Award Mount Clemens General Hospital, June 1982 Mead Johnson Award for research, National Osteopathic Foundation, January 1982 Literary Award for research performed on post-operative pain management, American College of Osteopathic Surgeons, October 1981 Chief Resident, Mount Clemens General Hospital, Michigan, 1980 -1982 PUBLICATIONS “Gastric Rupture as a Complication of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation”, report of case and review of literature, Journal of AOA, Vol. 80, No. 12, 830/104, August 1981. “The Subject Review and Study of Post-Operative Pain Management Utilizing the TENS Unit”, accepted for publication in the Journal of AOA, 1981. OFFICES HELD Chief of Surgery 1999 – 2000 Memorial Hospital-Peninsula Ormond Beach, Florida Member – Board of Trustees 1997 – 1999 Atlantic Medical Center Ormond Beach, Florida Professional Case Reviewer 1991 – 2000 Department of Professional Regulations (ACAH) Tallahassee, Florida Chief of Surgery 1991 – 1995 Peninsula Medical Center Ormond Beach, Florida Chief of Surgery 1985 – 1988 Peninsula Medical Center Ormond Beach, Florida Chief of Surgery 1983 – 1987 University Hospital Daytona Beach, Florida TEACHING POSITIONS Adjunct professor at Concorde Career College, Orlando, Florida, 2012-Present Adjunct professor of Allied Health at Florida Metropolitan University, 9200 Southpark Center Loop, Orlando, Florida, July 2003 to 2012 Associate professor of Medicine and Surgery at Florida College of Integrative Medicine, Orlando, Florida, July 2001 to July 2003 Visiting surgeon and clinical instructor at African Christian Hospital, Aba State, Nigeria, West Africa. Duties included training residents in the practice of surgery, providing surgical care and procuring medical supplies and equipment, 1994 to 2001 Training surgical residents in gastrointestinal endoscopy for Mount Clemens General Hospital, Michigan, 1987 to 2000 ACLS instructor for American Heart Association, 1985 to 1990 Training residents and interns at Peninsula Medical Center, 1983 to 2000 Chief Resident, Mount Clemens General Hospital, 1980 to 1982 **Curriculum Vitae Updated and Current as of October 10, 2014