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.
It is not the best situation when missionaries do work that locals could do, effectively displacing someone from a job. When it comes to the practice of medicine here, we have been careful about assuming patient care responsibilities when other physicians are also working somewhere.
Accordingly, we have done a lot of collaborative care alongside Dominican colleagues - learning from them about prevalent health problems and how the system here works while sharing our thoughts on differential diagnoses, work-up's, and therapies. Both of us came to the mission field from careers in academic medicine; working alongside other physicians had been our normal situation for many years. The opportunities here are limited for Dominican physicians to get further training after medical school. Many professional colleagues have appreciated the chance to discuss difficult cases and problematic patients with us.
Anita has been more involved in direct patient care than Michael who spent more time on community health.
Anita is presently attending patients daily in the HIV/AIDS unit. Dr. Luisa Reyes, the Director for HIV/AIDS programs at the Clinic, splits the patient responsibilities with Anita. Anita also sees general medicine patients as needed and Michael does consultations.