DOs DOing More

DO’s Doing More            

You are more than a physician. You are volunteers, coaches, teachers, and community leaders. You have hobbies, you have families, you have stories. Share your stories, share your interests.

DO’s DOing More is a community initiative to share your stories, your likes, your interests to create more collegiality among our members. If you have a hobby, or activity you would like to share please contact Jason Leeper, [email protected].

A Bridge to U.S Healthcare: A PCOM Student Traverses the Journey

By Brett Lipetz, MS4

Cancer not only affects individuals but also affects families and loved ones, as well. The process can be extremely difficult, with immense challenges for all involved.

During the past year, I have been involved in the volunteer role as a medical consultor to the American Medical Concierge Services (AMCSCare), an international oriented healthcare organization. AMCSCare is committed to providing the critical assistance necessary for international patients, in order for them to be able to navigate and traverse the complex procedures involved in seeking and receiving medical treatment in the United States. These procedures include, but are not confined to securing and organizing comprehensive international patient reports for the various U.S. hospitals involved; as well as securing visa, transportation and housing services for those who may be accompanying the patient to the U.S. The AMCSCare Team aims to elevate the level of care offered to international patients, creating a global standard of excellence in culturally sensitive care with a particular focus on wellness, compassion, and respect.


ChesCo Search Dogs

Lisa Parviskhan, DO, is part of a team as a family physician at Penn Primary Care and Integrative Medicine Whiteland in Exton, PA but in her spare time, she and her German Sheppard Jessie are a team all their own. They are more than companions, they are helpers and heroes. Dr. Parviskhan and Jessie are a part of the volunteer-run non-profit called ChesCo Search Dogs.  ChesCo, founded in 2014, provides professional and highly skilled searchers and K-9 resources to law enforcement agencies, fire departments and all state and national agencies at no cost 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The team assists in missing and lost persons, and human remains detection and includes 15-20 members.

Dr. Parviskhan discovered ChesCo Search Dogs when she was searching online for volunteer opportunities. She was looking for something that would allow her to spend more time in nature and help others. When she discovered this group, she knew right away that it was exactly what she was looking for and allowed her to indulge her love of dogs. Additionally, she gets to spend quality time with her own dog, Jessie, a German Shepard, and watch her work which is an amazing experience. 

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