San Rafael, CA (PRWEB) September 30, 2005
Chief of Staff at Ben Taub Medical Hospital and Professor at Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Kenneth Mattox, one of two doctors who oversaw medical treatment for Katrina refugees in Houston, Texas, appears with Internet Radio Host of "Full Power Living," Ilene Dillon, MSW, to explore the challenges, difficulties, emotions and triumphs of this incredible, successful effort to care for American citizens. Tuesday, October 4, 9am PDT on World Talk Radio.
When Hurricane Katrina refugees were transported to Houston, Texas, The Baylor College of Medicine stepped up to the plate and coordinated medical care and volunteers to assist them. More than 15,000 refugees went through the Astrodome's Katrina Clinic. At least 10,000 received some kind of treatment from Baylor College of Medicine and other physicians, who spent their time giving vaccines, treating diabetes, high blood pressure and the other problems that crop up during such a time.
The Katrina Clinic ran under the coordination of Thomas Gavagan, MD, associate professor of family and community medicine at BCM, and Ken Mattox, MD, professor of surgery at BCM and chief of staff at Ben Taub General Hospital. Dr. Mattox appears on Internet Radio's Full Power Living with host Ilene Dillon, M.S.W., Tuesday, October 4, 2005 (9 a.m. PDT on World Talk Radio).
Among the BCM departments represented were pediatrics, family and community medicine, internal medicine, radiology, obstetrics and gynecology, orthopedics, surgery, and psychiatry. The clinic was equipped with a working lab and pharmacy, with CVS and Walgreen's setting up facilities on site for prescriptions. Roughly 120 full-time pediatricians from Texas Children's and at least five at any given shift were on hand at the clinic around the clock. By being treated on site, kids stayed connected to their families, and emergency centers in the medical center remained "decompressed to the greatest possible degree," according to one participant.
At the height of operations, physicians at the clinic saw 150 patients per hour, and 25 physicians were scheduled for each 12-hour shift. Listeners to ÂFull Power LivingÂ will have the opportunity to hear, firsthand, from one of the two men in charge of this remarkable effort.
Dr. Kenneth Mattox Dr. Kenneth Mattox is Professor and Vice Chairman of Surgery in the General Surgery Division of the Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine. In addition, he serves as Chief of the Surgery Service and Chief of Staff at Ben Taub General Hospital. Dr. Mattox specializes in general and thoracic surgery with an emphasis in trauma. Dr. Mattox is an active member of numerous prestigious medical, professional, and academic organizations, including American Association for the Surgery of Trauma, American Association for Thoracic Surgery, American College of Chest Physicians, American College of Surgeons, American Medical Association, American Surgical Association, American Trauma Society, Association for Academic Surgery, International Cardiovascular Society, International Society of Surgery, International College of Surgeons, Michael E. DeBakey International Surgical Society, Pan American Trauma Society, Pan Pacific Surgical Association, Society of Thoracic Surgery, Society of University Surgeons, Society of Vascular Surgery, Southern Surgical Association, and Southern Thoracic Surgical Association, Texas Surgical Society and Houston Surgical Society.
Full Power Living is dedicated to awakening the world to the power, creative potential and importance of human emotion, hosted by Ilene Dillon, M.S.W. Full Power Living airs weekly on Tuesdays at 9 a.m. (PDT) and can be heard by signing on to World Talk Radio. To hear archived programs, sign on to World Talk Radio, click on ÂShow ScheduleÂ and select ÂFull Power Living,Â (Tuesdays 9 a.m. PDT). Shows are archived on World Talk Radio, with content notes, within hours of their live production.
Dr. Ken Mattox, Surgeon at the Baylor College of Medicine and lead doctor of the Katrina Medical Clinic in the Houston Astrodome, appears on Full Power Living, aired on World Talk Radio, Tuesday, October 4, 2005 at 9 a.m. PDT to talk about his recent experience.