Local Doctor Nominated for Outstanding Humanitarian Award

Doug Dehning, M.D. recognized for work at Free Health Clinic and medical missions

INDEPENDENCE, MO – The Missouri Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons (MoSEPS) recently nominated Discover Vision Centers’ Doug O. Dehning, M.D. for the 2008 American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) Outstanding Humanitarian Service Award. Dehning was nominated due to his extensive work with the Jackson County Free Health Clinic and participation in numerousinternational medical missions. The Humanitarian Award, which recognizes AAO members for their service to the community, will be presented at the AAO Annual Meeting in November.

Doctor Dehning has worked closely with Bridgett McCandless, M.D., Medical Director of the Jackson County Free Health Clinic. Over the last ten years Doctor Dehning has provided financial support, medical staff, donated equipment, and helped write grants for the Jackson County Free Health Clinic. Throughout his medical career, Dehning has participated in numerous medical missions, including programs in the Dominican Republic, Belize, Nigeria, Thailand, and the Philippines.

Dehning’s specialties include retina/vitreous, diabetes, retinal detachment, macular degeneration, no-stitch cataracts and glaucoma. For more information about Dr. Doug O. Dehning, click here.

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