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Wopila (thank you)

The patients coming to see Monica, our Rheumatology specialist, are both returning patients and new patients.  I heard the staff saying they have been reaching out to patients they knew would benefit from a visit with Monica.  The patients are so appreciative of time to review their concerns and have questions answered. Today was a … Continue reading

Chicken Soup

Yesterday was a very full day for the team. We saw many patients including some old friends from the last trip in October! At lunch Monica provided an inservice about rheumatological diseases to the staff, who greatly appreciated having more information about diseases and treatment. Diner was at Meg’s home, she cooked us a delicious … Continue reading

Good To Be Back!

Sunday evening was spent settling into the Lakota Prairie Ranch Motel, no sports channel so we watched a ‘live stream’ of the Badger game on Sandy’s iPad.  So exciting to see the Badgers advance!  Monday morning we traveled to Pine Ridge Hospital for our EHR security access and orientation. Thank goodness Sandy brought extra pairs … Continue reading

Wonderful Encounters

The Behavioral Health Team has been having wonderful encounters on our trip so far. We had the opportunity to speak with high school students at the Little Wound School in Kyle. We were able to hear from some of them about their direct challenges and experiences with mental health and alcohol and drug issues. Some … Continue reading

Head Start

Head Start

The medical team is spending time doing Head Start physicals in different communities on the reservation and holding pediatric clinics in Wanblee. One of the new programs started by Head Start is an Early Head Start program which provides early developmental intervention for children age 0-3 years.   (Regular Head Start starts at age 3 years).  … Continue reading

CPR and First Aid

CPR and First Aid

Today we taught CPR and First Aid for the Oglala Sioux Tribe Department of Public Safety at their new Justice Center. The experience was as educational for me as it hopefully was for them. We shared conversation and stories about how they have used their first aid and CPR skills in the past. The need … Continue reading