Author Archives: Brian Daily

About Brian Daily

Medical volunteer in the Dominican Republic for Health Horizons International

Faces and Voices of Health Horizons International

A picture is worth a thousand words, and a video is worth a million bigillion.  For this week’s blog post I would like to share with you a 15-minute video called “Faces and Voices of Health Horizons International” that was … Continue reading

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Pill Counting Day and booby traps

After two weeks of devoting all of my free time to writing essays and researching medical schools, on Tuesday I happily submitted my AMCAS, the primary application for medical school.  Now I am free to spend my evenings and weekends … Continue reading

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Arroyo de Leche

HHI works in four rural communities, and Arroyo de Leche (River of Milk) is one of the most remote.  I go there every Thursday to follow up on our patients with community health workers Mercedes Sanchez García and Santa Corina … Continue reading

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Should have brought my battle helmet

Whether you are a surgeon, a medical assistant or a receptionist, sometimes you need a battle helmet to work in medicine.  Because sometimes the medical system seems to take extreme measures to prevent patients from getting the treatment they need, … Continue reading

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May Operativo

It has been two weeks since my last post, and I know I said I would be posting on my blog weekly, but I decided not to post last weekend because I wanted to wait until I had photos.  I … Continue reading

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I’m here!

After months of anticipation, it’s hard to believe I am finally here in the Dominican Republic.  I left Denver on Thursday at 11:50pm and twelve hours later, after a layover in Miami, I arrived in the Dominican Republic on Friday … Continue reading

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Welcome to my blog

To my family, friends, mentors and supporters: On May 3rd, 2012 I am going to move to the town of Montellano in the Dominican Republic to begin serving as a medical volunteer for the organization Health Horizons International (HHI).  You … Continue reading

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