Dream Hopping: A Recount of How One Man’s Vision Changed My Life Forever –Blog by volunteer Graham Lichtman

It had been roughly 48 months since I first began working with Floating Doctors and 30 months since my last day on the Southern Wind. Strangely enough, after spending a semester and half helping to transform a dilapidated boat into a beaming vessel of hope, the feeling of wanting persisted. You see, amid all the […]

“But I will preserve the purity of my life and my arts…” -Hippocratic Oath Blog by Dr. Claire Antoszewski

There comes a time in any journey, when initial prejudices have been shed and before nostalgia settles, when one can see things as they are. I spent the month of October working with Floating Doctors, and for me that moment came while traveling from Bocas town to Kusapin on the panga, the group’s small run-about […]

One Life…Length: Indeterminate. -by Dr. Ben

“If we listened to our intellect we’d never have a love affair. We’d never have a friendship. We’d never go in business because we’d be cynical: “It’s gonna go wrong.” Or “She’s going to hurt me.” Or,” I’ve had a couple of bad love affairs, so therefore . . .” Well, that’s nonsense. You’re going to miss […]

“Boundaries” by Volunteer Rosabelle Conover

The balcony of the warehouse where I reside faces a swamp. As I drink my coffee in the morning, the roar of incoming airplanes at the airport on my left funnels hundreds of tourists to Bocas del Toro. On the right lies a mangrove swamp where the indigenous community of La Solucion teeters atop houses and shops built […]

Peace Corps Eye-View of A Floating Doctors Mission

“Lifeboat Chronicles” July 29, 2012 Blog by Las Tablas Peace Corps Volunteer Doug Martin Sometimes, early in the morning, the mist from overnight rain storms envelopes the town and hides her from outsiders.  Sometimes the murky brown waters of the Sixaola River creep higher and higher until they stumble up and over the only road […]

HIV in Bahia Azul

“Turning a ‘No’ Into a ‘Yes’–How To Adapt Your Mission For Success When Conditions Change” Blog by Volunteer Doctor Jordan Amor-Robertson, MD (Pediatrics; Australia) On my last weekend with the Floating Doctors a multiday clinic was scheduled in Bahia Azul (Bluefields), a Ngobe village which is on the mainland, however is only accessible by sea. […]

Lightning Doesn’t Strike Twice, But Thrice…

Blog by Volunteer Doctor Jesus Niebla, MD (United Kingdom) I am a man who before this trip was scared (well I’d say apprehensive) of heights, mountain paths with sheer drops and free running river crossings. I was not too fond of thunderstorms either. In the early hours of the 16th of July I set off […]

“I don’t believe that bad boys exist, just poorly trained or poorly taught” – Sergeant Rolando Diaz Brenes

When you open your eyes and look around you I believe that you can find heroes everywhere.  Those every day champions whom decide to take the road less traveled, those that put others before themselves, and understand that service to others is the most rewarding path to happiness.  I am always stuck by the stories […]

“Me llamo Ravi. Soy su Doctor”

Today’s blog was written by one of our recent volunteers, Dr. Ravi Chokshi, just beginning a residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology.  These are his thoughts and impressions of our 4-day mobile clinic up in the mountains to a remote village called La Sabana, or ‘The Grasslands.”  Over 200 patients were seen, including pediatric and trauma […]

To: Los Angeles With all my love and heart: Sky Blue

I believe everything that we do in this life has a cost and a benefit associated with it—at times the cost that you pay for the decision you have made far out weighs any benefit you may gain while the profit that you get from another totally justifies the negatives.  A cynic would say I […]