{{featured_button_text}}

Ten family physicians from Tajikistan are visiting Mayo Clinic Health System-Franciscan Healthcare this week as part of a 20-day tour of U.S. medical facilities.

The Tajikistan doctors arrived Sunday to work with faculty and residents in the residency clinic, tour Franciscan Healthcare locations in Holmen and Sparta and visit Health Tradition Health Plan Inc. They also will meet with health educators from Viterbo University and Western Technical College.

“The delegates are interested primarily in health care delivery in a rural setting, so the Sparta visit will be important to them, as we will show them how we deliver primary and emergency care at that site,” said Dr. Cheri Olson, a family physician and associate director of the La Crosse-Mayo Family Medicine Residency.

You have free articles remaining.

Become a Member

Register for more free articles.
Stay logged in to skip the surveys.

“We will also share with them progress made with our Medical Home projects in Sparta and within the residency clinic,” Olson said.

The program is a collaborative effort of the La Crosse-Mayo Family Medicine Residency, World Services of La Crosse and the U.S. Agency for International Develop-ment.

Tajikistan, a mountainous country north of Afghanistan and west of China, is slightly smaller than Wisconsin and has a population estimated at 7.9 million.

Subscribe to Daily Headlines

* I understand and agree that registration on or use of this site constitutes agreement to its user agreement and privacy policy.
0
0
0
0
0

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.