Phan Rang: day 11

Why we go.

Befor

After

Our last day in the operating room and on the floors. Lots of hard work, wonderful patients, and a terrific team.

 

 

 

 

We finished our Friday patients, boxed everything up, and had a farewell dinner with hospital staff. Wake-up call was 2:30 a.m. to gather in the lobby, check out of our lodgings and get on the bus to drive to the hospital. There were fewer boxes to pack out, and we are now in route to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) for our flight home Saturday morning. Sad to go, but happy to be coming home!

LMA Phan Rang 2013

About Lisa M. Asta, MD

Lisa M. Asta, M.D. is board-certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, for which she is also a Media Representative (she has been interviewed for “Kids Health” on Health Radio, and quoted in Parenting Magazine, USA Today, and the New York Times, among other publications). She is a Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the University of California at San Francisco and past pediatric chair at John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek. She graduated from Temple University School of Medicine and the Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Asta is also a writer whose fiction has appeared in Inkwell, Philadelphia Stories, Schuylkill, and Zeniada. Her essays have appeared in the Journal of the American Medical Association, Hippocrates, the San Jose Mercury News, and The New Physician Magazine. She is an occasional contributor to KQED public radio’s Perspectives series, and has written articles for Bay Area Parent, Valley Parent, Parents’ Press, and Parents Express, as well as online at WebMD.com, Rx.com, and MyLifePath.com. She wrote a chapter in The Field Guide to the Normal Newborn, ed. Gary Emmet, M.D. BabyCenter.com currently has two how-to videos for parents in production which feature Dr. Asta. For more on Dr. Asta’s writing, visit www.LMAsta.com
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