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Shriners medical team returning to Guam

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by Michele Catahay

Guam - A medical team from Shriners Hospital for Children in Hawaii will be back on island next month to provide free consultative services. The group will provide services for children up to the age of 18 with orthopedic conditions, burns, and spinal cord injuries.  Public Health says patients will be seen by appointment only and new patients are encouraged to obtain a referral and medical summary.

Those children with deformities such as disease and injuries involving the bones, joints and muscles should be referred for evaluation to the orthopedic physicians through Public Health.  Program coordinator for children with special health care needs Arlean Kloppenburg said, "It's just a matter of calling, or visiting the office and we'll set you up an appointment. It really is not a difficult task at all. Again, Shriners is a free program regardless of the insurance or inability to pay. We welcome all these referrals."

The outreach clinic will be held from January 5-7 and 11-13th.  For appointments please contact Arlene Kloppenburg at 735-7117.

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