Allied Anesthesia Helps Out Close to Home

Posted on 08/01/13 by Allied Anesthesia

At Allied Anesthesia we value every member of our community. That’s why when an opportunity arrises where we can improve the health of our community, our physicians are eager to lend a helping hand.

Every year since 2007, the non-profit organization, AccessOC  has worked to provide more than 400 uninsured patients with minor surgeries. Talented specialists across the medical field have volunteered their time and services to patients that live at or below poverty line.

This year a handful of Allied physicians will join the dedicated health-care professionals on Surgery Saturday, Sept. 7. Dr. Paul Yost explained, “Patients are incredibly grateful for getting the procedures. Some have waited months or even years for help.”

Doctors perform a variety of surgeries including: hernia repair, cataract, biopsies, gallbladder and minor gynecological procedures. These expensive procedures not only improve patient health, but improve their quality of life as well.

Allied physicians are really looking forward to the event because it allows them to use their skills to help those in need. Dr. Yost summarized the sentiments of the team by stating, “It reminds me of why I went into medicine to begin with, to use my skills to provide needed services in the community. It’s like Winston Churchill said, ‘We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.’”

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