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Seventh Podiatric Medical Mission to Nicaragua a Success

Athens Podiatry Group, 20/20 Imaging, Rotary International District 6400 partners in performing 29 surgeries in 3 days

June 26, 2012 - PRLog -- The seventh podiatric medical mission to Chinandega, Nicaragua – a joint effort of Athens Podiatry Group, 20/20 Imaging Company and Rotary International District 6400 – was completed April 3 2012.  More than 100 patients without access to advanced medical care were evaluated and 29 surgeries were performed.

The medical mission was organized by Dr. Vicki Anton Athens and Dr. James Hill of Athens Podiatry Group, a medical practice that has been serving Michigan residents for more than 25 years.  The surgeries included procedures for club foot, amputation and ankle fracture.  Athens Podiatry Group was joined by Rotary International District 6400 of Michigan, which initiated the program, in this mission.

A special partner this year was 20/20 Imaging Company, which provides digital imaging solutions for podiatrists and specializes in current digital technology.  20/20’s president, Bob Salzman, donated the use of a digital x-ray machine, making it possible for the doctors to assess patients and plan surgeries in detail.

“20/20 Imaging was pleased to participate in this important goodwill mission,” said Melanie Murdock, Regional Sales Manager for 20/20 Imaging.  “Our business is to help doctors treat their patients with the best x-ray technology available – so that they can focus on taking care of people.  We’re happy that our technology contributed to so many successful surgeries.”

“Our medical missions to Nicaragua have become an important aspect of our work at Athens Podiatry Group,” said Dr. Vicki Anton Athens.  “We believe that sharing our expertise is critical to our personal growth and to our experience in serving patients.  Our neighbors in Guatemala are so deserving of this attention, and this partnership with Rotary and 20/20 Imaging is an example of how like-minded people can come together to collaborate in serving those less fortunate than themselves.”

Founded in 1986, Athens Podiatry Group delivers diagnosis and treatment in foot and ankle care to patients in southeast Michigan.  The practice has four doctors who treat patients in two locations and have privileges in local hospitals.

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