"On Call Now" With Medical Missionaries
Bon Secours Medical Group physicians are “On Call Now” with World Medical Mission, a ministry of Samaritan’s Purse Christian International Relief organization based in Boone, North Carolina.
Through World Medical Mission, hundreds of physicians volunteer throughout the world on the organization’s “On Call Now” national medical missionary registry. Phillip C. Greig, MD, of Upstate Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Matthew Smith, MD, with Highlands Center for Women, and Everett Fuller, MD, of Commonwealth Women’s Care represent Bon Secours St. Francis Health System as they travel to developing countries providing medical care to pregnant women.
Dr. Greig is an Ob-Gyn in Greenville and has been a medical missionary for nearly 15 years. His first assignment was in Vietnam and most recently in Kenya at Kijabe Hospital. Dr. Greig said, “It really doesn’t matter where I travel as long as I’m able to do what God has called me to do and provide care to Women in need. This is a calling for me, much like choosing the medical profession. God just put it on my heart to do it.” Dr. Greig also raises funds monthly for a remote clinic in Haiti.
The physicians “On Call Now” status combines two very different worlds. They volunteer and share their expertise in remote locations and also practice here at home in the comforts of advanced research and technology.
As Ob-Gyns, their medical help is invaluable to mothers and their babies. According to World Medical Mission, the organization was created is to provide evangelical mission hospitals and clinics with Christian doctors and dentists, equipment, supplies, and other resources that allow them to treat their patients in the Name of the Great Physician.. Jesus Christ.
Organization President Franklin Graham said, “I admire career medical missionaries who have dedicated their lives to treating the sick and sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ with patients in mission hospitals around the world.” He added, working at a mission hospital in the developing world, all of the physicians have had their medical skills and faith tested, but it has drawn them closer to the Great Physician.”