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On a mission to Peru

Jacalyn Buettner, D.C., third from left, provided chiropractic care to many people during her mission trip to Peru, including this family from one of the villages the team visited.
Dr. Jacalyn Buettner with Peruvian family

On Sept. 29, 2006, Jacalyn Buettner, D.C., Davenport ’85, joined a team of healthcare professionals on a one-week mission sponsored by the Flying Doctors of America, a non-profit group established in 1990 to bring vital help to the “poorest of the poor.” Dr. Buettner and fellow chiropractors, dentists, physicians, nurses and pharmacists, donated their services to the indigenous population at health clinics in the Valle Sagrado de los Incas, or “Sacred Valley of the Incas,” which is located in the Andes. During the three-day stay, the team cared for more than 800 people.

“This was one of the most rewarding experiences and exciting adventures of my life,” said Dr. Buettner, who practices in San Francisco. “Most of the people have back problems as they carry heavy loads on their backs. Many are farmers. Most of their work is done by hand.”

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