Flying Doctors of America

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Flying Doctors of America was founded by Allan M. Gathercoal in 1990. Currently it has more than 7000 volunteers in association.

The organization brings together physicians, dentists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, pharmacists, and other non-medical volunteers who give medical and dental care to people in developing countries throughout the world. All of the missions are short-term (one or two weeks), professionally managed and affordable. Each team member makes a small donation to the organization which is used to cover the cost of transportation, lodging and mission expenses. Each year the schedule of missions is posted on the organization's website.

The organization is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization [1] registered as Medical Mercy Missions, Inc. with the IRS [2] and in the state of Georgia, DBA: Flying Doctors of America.

It is listed in the Encyclopedia of Associations, published by Thomson Gale.[3]

It is listed in Idealist - Directory of nonprofit web resources: 16000 organizations in 130 countries.[4]


Flying Doctors of America-Eastern Office
USPO Box 923563
Norcross, GA 30010 USA
Flying Doctors of America-Western Office
212 W Ironwood Dr. Ste D-129
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814

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