Posted on Nov 08, 2018
Peg Duenow, Dr. Doug Tate
Andean Community Partners began in 2005 when pediatrician Dr. Doug Tate and Professor Ted Johnson developed an interim course at St. Olaf College called Peruvian Medical Experience. For the first two years of the program, 12 premedical and predental students shadowed a surgical team of Children’s Surgical International in Arequipa Peru.
Andean Community Partners now serves 500 to 600 patients annually in their mission to improve the health and well-being of people in Andean communities by focusing on health and infrastructure, while encouraging St. Olaf students to live a life of worth and service.
President Peg Duenow presented Dr. Tate with a grant check from Lakeville Rotary Club in the amount of $4000 to be used  toward an electronic medical record  (EMR) system that could be shared with all providers (Dr.’s, Dentists, pharmacy etc.)  The Andean Community Partners doctors and volunteers work in Willoq every January. Occasionally, the mission will have patients who need care at other facilities. The non-profit Andean Community Partners (ACP) is planning to coordinate and facilitate the care that these patients’ needs. Having the information in an EMR would improve the process and would facilitate communication with the local providers.