Dr. DeHeer, a favorite with his patients, was acknowledged at the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) convention this week for the generous heart he has for patients all over the world.
According to releases from the APMA
“The Humanitarian Award is given in recognition of truly outstanding humanitarian efforts that have a profound impact on the public and a definable positive impact on podiatric medicine.”
Acknowledgment of Dr. DeHeer’s work with patients in Haiti both before and after the tragic earthquake in January 2010, his past service as chair of the Podiatric Health Section of the American Public Health Association and his long record of humanitarian medical service all over the world made up the announcement at the convention. WoundCareHaiti.org is non-profit organization that Dr. DeHeer started in Haiti to offer care to earthquake victims and diabetes sufferers
“I am honored to receive this recognition from my peers” commented Dr. DeHeer about the award pointing to his work with podiatric patients in his own clinics and in medical mission clinics to needy, emergency and disaster conditions. As patient testimonials show, this is a doctor who cares.
P.S. This blog post was taken over by Dr. DeHeer’s staff because we are so proud of this honor for him. Please enjoy our enthusiasm with us.