BLACKFOOT, Idaho – October 1, 2016 – When Doran Schneider, DO, board-certified general surgeon at Bingham Memorial Hospital (BMH), found out there was an opportunity to join other surgeons from around the country to serve a medical mission to Ghana, Africa, he immediately volunteered his services.
Dr. Schneider will participate in the Medical Missions to Ghana, a non-profit charity organization, for a week—from November 6 until 14, 2016. While there, he and his fellow surgeons will be providing free surgeries and other medical help to the under-served people of Ghana.
“It has been a career long dream to serve a medical mission,” says Dr. Schneider. “I have been blessed with a skill that I can share with others and improve their lives. It’s an honor to do so.” Dr. Schneider will be performing general surgery operations mainly consisting of hernia repair, and possibly lacerations and explorations for abdominal pain.
All of the medical team participating on the medical mission, and who will be performing procedures, understand that the conditions will be less than ideal. “We will be facing challenges with electrical outages, limited materials, and an overabundance of need,” says Dr. Schneider. “But we are all determined to make the best of the situation and help as many people as possible.”
While Dr. Schneider will be paying his own way to Ghana, the organization—Medical Missions to Ghana—is still in need of monetary donations to help pay for airfare for anesthesiologists, nurses, OR techs, and supplies.
Those wishing to contribute can make checks payable to Medical Missions to Ghana and drop them off at one of Dr. Schneider’s offices: 98 Poplar St., Blackfoot; 1151 Hospital Way, Pocatello; or, Creekside Plaza at 2375 E. Sunnyside, Idaho Falls.
Or, checks can be mailed directly to:
Medical Missions to Ghana
386 Beechnut Hill
All contributions are tax deductible: TAX ID 46-3856762
About Doran J. Schneider, DO
Specialty: General Surgery
With more than 15 years of experience as a board-certified general surgeon, Dr. Schneider has special interests in breast and colon cancer surgery, endocrinology, and advanced laparoscopic (minimally invasive) procedures. His diverse experience includes performing surgery on hernias, gallbladders, and cancers, such as breast and colon. He also performs upper and lower endoscopies and intestinal tract procedures.
Dr. Schneider earned a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry from Idaho State University in Pocatello, and graduated with honors from Des Moines University of Osteopathic Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa. He then completed his internship at Metropolitan Medical Center in Des Moines and a general surgery residency at the Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. He is board certified by the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons.
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