You don't have to go on a medical missions trip to provide free medical care. I've personally had the opportunity to deliver some free medical care here in the U.S. and also in Mexico, Ecuador, and Honduras (these were through medical missions trips). It's very rewarding to provide free healthcare and it seems like more U.S. physicians and other U.S. healthcare professionals are spending time to volunteer and help the community during these difficult economic times. Are you willing to volunteer right now? I realize that we may not be in the midst of a national disaster like Hurricane Katrina, but our nation is facing some serious economic challenges and many individuals and families are in desperate need of medical care.
Watch this brief CNN video as hundreds line up for free medical care at a Remote Area Medical event in East Tennessee. Can't see the video? Make sure you're on Medicine and Technology