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Hands-on in Haiti - Shelly Chvotzkin, DO '02

pcom.edu - by Kathleen Louden
Spring 2015

On one of the many medical aid trips that Dr. Chvotzkin has made to Haiti, a seven months’ pregnant woman came to see her at the Haiti Clinic, where Dr. Chvotzkin volunteers. The Haitian woman reported she did not feel well. Then, to the surprise of Dr. Chvotzkin, an obstetrician-gynecologist at HealthPark Medical Center in Fort Myers, Florida, the woman suddenly suffered a seizure and became unresponsive.

Because the clinic, then located in Cité Soleil near Port-au-Prince, is not equipped to treat such emergencies, she accompanied the expectant mother to the local hospital. As they drove through dangerous, gang-ridden slums, Dr. Chvotzkin feared more for her patient’s life than her own safety.

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