2017 News

KTYD Rock the Docs Radioathon

By Matt Daly In an effort to support humanitarian medicine in Santa Barbara, KTYD on-air talent led by Lin Aubuchon, Dennis Mitchell, Bill Pesso, and the other members of the KTYD tribe will be broadcasting live from the patio of the Benchmark Eatery, one of Santa Barbara’s favorite downtown hotspots. The radioathon, benefiting Doctors Without [...]

November 10th, 2017|

The Word on The Street

Friends, Colleagues, and Fellow Humanitarians, On behalf of Doctors Without Walls – Santa Barbara Street Medicine (DWW-SBSM), we invite you to read this issue of “The Word on the Street” the official newsletter of our organization.  DWW-SBSM is dedicated to providing free, volunteer medical care for the most vulnerable of Santa Barbara County, when and [...]

November 10th, 2017|

McKesson ‘Community Hero’ Award Granted to DWW Volunteer

By Matt Daly   McKesson Corporation is the largest and oldest pharmaceutical company in the United States. Every year, McKesson recognizes their most deserving employees with an annual ‘Community Hero Award.’ This award is given out based on philanthropy and volunteer work. In May 2017, Kaci Wilhelm, a Doctors Without Walls volunteer, received this honorable [...]

November 10th, 2017|

Doctors Without Walls Brings Healthcare to New Heights

By Matt Daly & Julia Lee On Saturday, September 16, Doctors Without Walls invited the community to attend the fourth annual Glow in the Park fundraiser in Elings Park. This wonderful event serves as a unique opportunity for community members to meet the faces behind the organization and converse with volunteers about their experiences providing [...]

November 10th, 2017|

Health Access and Care Coordination Project

By Matt Sumethasorn   Since January of 2017, Doctors Without Walls has been part of a multiagency collaborative called the HACC project. Spearheaded by the Housing Authority, the Health Access and Care Coordination project or HACC, aims to connect MediCal recipients in low-income or Section 8 housing to services such as healthcare andbehavioral health providers. [...]

November 10th, 2017|

Volunteer Summer Spotlight

By Vall Vinai   Doctors Without Walls would not be where it is today without its outstanding volunteers. Some of our incredible volunteers have devoted their summertime to helping underserved patient populations. Their optimistic outlook, positive attitude, and volunteerism create the driving force behind the organization. We would like to highlight two extraordinary volunteers of [...]

November 10th, 2017|

Housing Authority Grant to Benefit Low Income Residents

by Christopher Stathis Recently, Doctors Without Walls - Santa Barbara Street Medicine (DWW) received a grant from the Housing Authority of Santa Barbara County, which has enabled it to treat a patient population it could not before reach. The grant is part of the Health Access and Care Coordination (HACC) project, whose mission is to [...]

April 18th, 2017|

Lights, Camera, Action! Street Rounds with Dr. Jim Withers

by Pierre Kobierski It was February sixth, a rainy Monday morning in Isla Vista. I popped open my umbrella and walked to my car, excited to pick up Dr. Jim Withers at “Casa Jason” (the home of our Medical Director), where he stayed while in Santa Barbara. He greeted me at the door with a [...]

April 18th, 2017|

Volunteer Spotlight: Dr. John Vallee’s Journey into Medicine

by Vivian Bui and Marina Najjar Dr. Vallee met with our team in Isla Vista Between harmonica practice with his blues band, surf sessions, urgent care shifts, and ski trips to the mountains, Dr. John Vallee can be found in our clinics, teaching eager students the ins and outs of medicine. Unlike many [...]

April 18th, 2017|


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