About Us

Who we are

1.  We are OB / Rural Fellowship trained Family Practice Physicians.

2.  We have completed a 30 month term with Samaritans Purse post residency program in Switzerland and Togo (Jan 2013 to July 2015)

3.  We raised funds for a second 30 month term to France and Togo through ABWE (August 2015 to July 2016),

4.  We are presently completing our 30 month term in France and Togo with ABWE.  (August 2016 to Jan 2019).

What is this website

This website was created on August 23, 2012 to document our Post-Residency experience (Jan 2013 to August 2015) and anything else that comes along . . .

Our Family

Noah was born in the USA on March 26, 2012, Nathanael was born in Togo March 19, 2015 and Noémi was born in France on July 9th, 2017.

Our Story

Fred – Swiss roots; born American; raised Canadian; Met my wife Lydia while doing a family medicine residency in Northern Kentucky.  Have completed the Tacoma Family Medicine Residency Fellowship (July 2012).  Favorite verse  (((James 1:27 ))) “Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world”

Lydia – grew up as a MK and PK, was in the Philippines for 5 years and then raised in Indiana afterwards.  Graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University.  Medical training in Missouri, Ohio, and Illinois.  Loves reading, running and being a mom.  Favorite verse: Proverbs 3:5-6, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding, but in all your ways acknowledge Him and He will guide your path.”