Anita Dohn, MD, MSc
Michael N. Dohn, MD, MSc
Anita & Michael Dohn are physicians who are serving as missionaries with SAMS (Society of Anglican Missionaries & Senders).
Anita is a Family Practitioner.
Michael is an Internist.
ABOUT CLÍNICA ESPERANZA Y CARIDAD
Clínica Esperanza y Caridad is a health ministry of la Iglesia Episcopal Dominicana, the Episcopal Church in the Dominican Republic. It opened in 1998 near the waterfront in San Pedro de Macorís along the southern coast of the Dominican Republic. The population of San Pedro de Macorís is about 220,000 people.
The opening occurred two weeks after Hurricane Georges that caused major
damage on the island. The storm blew off the rear third of the Clinic's roof! As the Clinic was only using several rooms on the first floor at the other end of the building, the missing roof was not initially a problem.
The Clinic originally offered general medical care provided by volunteer physicians and housed a physical therapy unit of the Dominican Rehabilitation Association. Over the years, the Clinic has changed and expanded its services for the poor as opportunities arose. Today the clinic remains quite active.
The Clinic has a mission to serve the poor. Providing medical care is expensive. The poor cannot pay the costs of this medical care. This creates
Accordingly, the Clinic must rely upon outside sources to help defray costs.
Esperanza Internacional, a Christian micro-economic development organization, has provided regular assistance throughout the years. The Dominican Ministry of Public Health has provided personnel and resources. Dioceses, churches and individuals contribute to allow this ministry to maintain its focus on the health needs among the poor and in marginalized communities. If you feel called to support the Clinic's health ministry, please write us using the Contact Form on the Contact Us page.
The Clinic shares an address with Iglesia Episcopal San Esteban (the Clinic sits in an "L" shaped building beside and behind the church):
The local Episcopal school and the diocese's Bishop Kellogg Conference Center (which has accommodations for visitors) are both within two blocks of the Clinic.
The map illustrates locations of Clínica Esperanza y Caridad, the San Esteban Episcopal School, and the Bishop Kellogg Conference Center.