Posted on: August 3, 2017
Dr. Patrick LaRochelle recently returned to the States with his family after spending two years providing medical care at Centre Médical Évangélique hospital in a village called Nyankunde in the northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo. Patrick, a med-peds physician, attended on the internal medicine and pediatrics services, and his wife, Anna, a family nurse practitioner (MSN, UVA 2011), split her time between caring for internal medicine patients and training nursing students. Luke (5 years old) and Miriam (2 years old) spent their time eating mangos, playing soccer, and learning Swahili and French from their Congolese friends. The LaRochelles plan to return to Nyankunde in 2018.