FSM Dept. of Health and Social Affairs: A medical team from Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC) in Honolulu, Hawaii visited Chuuk and Yap in the Federated States of Micronesia from April 10-28, 2013. The team specialized in diseases of the ear, nose, and throat, was lead by Dr. Philip Littlefield, and staffed by Dr. Kelly Groom, Dr. Denby Fukuda (an Audiologist), and by Physician Assistant Jeff Robin.
In Yap (Figure 2), the team saw 184 patients and provided 9 endoscopic exams, 15 ultrasounds, and operated on 15 patients. This was about $24,495 worth of services, again not taking into account hospital and personnel time costs.
(Yap). From Left: PA Robin, Dr. Littlefield, Dr. Robert Paul, and Dr. Groom