Dr. Rick Kelley and Dr. Sam Woods' first trip to Ethiopia to provide medical care to people with ear, nose and throat ailments grew into a nonprofit organization with a broader goal of providing lasting help.
“What we figured out on that very first trip is that although it may feel good to go on a medical trip and go treat a couple hundred people, it’s really just a drop in the bucket,” Kelley says.
Today his focus is on teaching the country’s ear, nose and throat doctors and preventing hearing loss by establishing a way to get antibiotics to people with ear infections. We'll hear about their experiences and most recent trip.
Also this week: psychiatrist Ronald Pies will discuss the differences between grief and depression. Pediatrician Steven Blatt explains the value of a "medical home." In our regular segment, "Check Up from the Neck Up," psychologist Rich O'Neill shares another way of talking -- without words.