January 13, 2017 Dr.s Mukul and Neelima Parikh

As this week draws to a close, I am honored to re-introduce the remaing two team members for the Valsad Mission. This time next week, 31 volunteers from all over the United States will be on a journey from their homes and families to Valsad, India in order to reach out with medical care for …

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January 12, 2017 This Tremendous Threesome of Ladies Once Again Makes the Journey to Make the Difference – Reintroducing: Sue Miller, CRNP and Parul Krishnamurthy, MD and Uma Parekh, MD

Sue L. Miller, CRNA Sue Miller is Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist and has been in practice for 38 years. She currently works per diem at Pinnacle Health Hospital in Harrisburg, PA. She has been a volunteer for Operation Medical since its inception and is very actively involved in our supply warehouse activities. Sue has been …

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January 11, 2017 – Meet Sara Tribioli

Sara Tribioli is an Registered Nurse and works in the Operating Room at Harrisburg Hospital.   This her second mission trip, but first with Operation Medical.  She shared that she is looking forward to the rewarding experience of the mission along with experiencing and learning about the culture of India.  She has no doublt that this journey will be an …

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January 10, 2017 – Welcome Back For Her Second Trip with Operation Medical – Jennifer Tran

Jennifer Tran Jennifer Tran is a Certified Surgical Technologist at Pinnacle Health Hospital in Harrisburg, PA and recently posted the following: “In less than two weeks, I will cross the Atlantic Ocean and Arabian Sea and embark on another adventure, my 2nd surgical mission. It took a lot of time, planning, money and headaches but …

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January 9, 2017 – Meet Two New Members to the Operation Medical Family

Dr. Colin A. Meghoo Operation Medical is pleased to welcome Dr. Colin A. Meghoo to the Valsad, India Team this year.  This will be Colin’s first medical mission trip, but his second visit to India.   He is a general surgeon working as a locum tenens physician in South Dakota and Maine.   He is very interested …

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January 8, 2017 – Welcome Dr. Nitin K. Tanna to Operation Medical

Nitin K Tanna M.D. Joining Operation Medical for his first mission trip with us is Dr. Nitin K. Tanna, the Chief of Breast Imaging/ Lancaster Radiology Associates, LTD/ Susan H. Arnold Center for Breast Health/Lancaster General Health. There are limited opportunities for breast cancer screening in many areas of India and Valsad is no exception. …

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January 7, 2017 – Welcome Back Dr. Bipin and Pratima Patel

Dr. Bipin and Pratima Patel Both Dr. Bipin Patel and his wife, Pratima are return volunteers with Operation Medical. Dr. Patel is a general surgeon residing in Broom County, NY, specializing in colorectal and endoscopic procedures and currently practicing at a Level II Trauma Surgery Program. He has previously participated in 6 medical mission trips …

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January 6, 2017 – Second Love – Meet Kyle

Kyle Packer We were fortunate to have Kyle Packer with us last year in Panna, India and he is returning to Operation Medical for a ‘second tour of duty’ in 13 days as we head to Valsad, India. Kyle has made York, PA his home for about 6 years and is a 4th year Surgical …

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January 5, 2017 – One Very Excited Lady!! Meet Gerri Shettle

Gerri Shettle Gerri Shettle, BS MT(ASCP), CLS(NCA) is a clinical laboratory scientist previously employed by Holy Spirit Hospital in Camp Hill, PA for over 30 years. Her responsibilities there included charge technologist in Chemistry, Hematology, Blood Bank, Toxicology, Coagulation studies, Urinalysis, Microbiology, and specimen processing. She is currently the Laboratory Supervisor at Patient First in …

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January 4, 2017 – Welcome Back Bonnie and Welcome Aboard Hadassah

We are always happy to welcome back old friends and welcome new friends. Today’s post does a little of both! Bonnie Peffer Bonnie Peffer, a retired acute care nurse from Harrisburg, has been caring for patients for over 42 years. She has participated in 9 surgical mission trips and this one marks her 4th trip …

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