Group to provide medical care in Dominican Republic

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – A group of Western New Yorkers are heading to the Dominican Republic to provide medical care to people there.

Doctors, nurses, students, and activists will travel for eight days to Puerta Plata. They’ll be providing advanced medical care to an area with limited resources.

Twenty-seven members of the Medical Outreach Community of Western New York will make the trip. They’ll visit clinics and orphanages to provide whatever care they can.

Buffalo OB/GYN Emme Nylander said, “It’s a very poor community. And they’ll be doing hypertension evaluations, diabetes evaluations. In the surgical aspect, we’ll be doing hysterectomies, C-sections, general surgery like hernia repairs.”

The group leaves Saturday. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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