From Emergency Rooms to The Gambia: Dr. Leslie Sharpe’s Journey to Make a Difference
In this podcast episode, Dr. Lisa Herbert interviews Dr. Lesley Sharpe, an emergency medicine physician participating in a global healthcare collaboration in The Gambia.
In this episode:
Dr. Lesley Sharpe discusses her decision to pursue emergency medicine, the mentors who influenced her, and the challenges and rewards of working in the emergency department.
She talks about the prevalent health challenges worldwide, such as high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes, and the importance of addressing nutrition.
She shares her excitement about meeting traditional healers in the Gambia and learning about their knowledge of herbs and natural remedies for various health conditions.
She shares a personal experience of responding to a deteriorating patient’s condition and the quick thinking and delicate procedure required to save the patient’s life.
In conclusion, this podcast episode is a testament to the power of collaboration and the potential of traditional healing methods. It’s about bridging the gap in global healthcare and learning from each other to create a healthier world.