Doctors without Walls-Santa Barbara Street Medicine (DWW-SBSM) provides free, volunteer medical care to the most vulnerable of Santa Barbara county. The goal of “street medicine” is to provide medical care directly to the underserved. The organization was created to meet the local need for medical volunteerism in response to both acute disasters, such as fires and earthquakes, and chronic disasters including poverty and homelessness. DWW-SBSM is composed of volunteer doctors, nurses, social workers, students and community members. DWW-SBSM has been providing much needed medical care for 10 years and assists 1,300 individuals annually.
Doctors without Walls-Santa Barbara Street Medicine provides four free clinics in Santa Barbara County: Pershing Park Clinic, Alameda Park Clinic, Isla Vista Clinic, and the Women’s Free Homeless Clinic hosted at the Transition House. The clinics are offered year-round, rain or shine. In addition to the clinics in the park, small teams of medical volunteers walk the streets of Santa Barbara providing medical care directly to those in need. Volunteer medical teams provide hospitality items and medical care to homeless and individuals that have lost health care coverage.
Common ailments treated by Doctors without Walls-Santa Barbara Street Medicine include respiratory problems such as asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), skin lesions, infection, and wounds.
Approximately 20% of homeless persons present with foot ailments. Dr. Campbell has been volunteering at the weekly park clinics where he has helped provide care for minor trauma, ulcerations, fungal infections, and blisters. The organization also provides socks and personal hygiene supplies to those in need.
For more information about Doctors without Walls-Santa Barbara Street Medicine, or to become involved, please visit: http://santabarbarastreetmedicine.org/
Dr. Brayton Campbell received his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree from Des Moines University College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery. He then took his residency at Department of Veterans Affair’s Loma Linda Healthcare System in Ohio as part of three-year program designed to produce a podiatric surgical specialist who is an expert in the recognition and management of all foot and ankle conditions. Brayton continued his training by pursuing a fellowship at UFAI.
Dr. Campbell enjoys the outdoors and shortly after he moved to Southern California took up surfing. However, when the waves are flat you can find him on the golf course or riding his motorcycle.
Dr. Campbell is available for consultation at our Santa Barbara location.
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