This week: Ear, nose and throat doctcors provide medical care in Ethiopia

Jul 17, 2014

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.