|Dr. Miguel Allison Del Valle
Last week the San Pedro Sun introduced one of
the two medical practitioners of the San Pedro Lions Clinic. This week, we are
pleased to introduce the second doctor who has been providing excellent services
- Dr. Miguel Allison Del Valle.
Dr. Allison hails
from La Habana, Cuba, where he was born thirty-six years ago to Lucia Del Valle
Garbizo and Michael Allison Hall. Since he can remember, Allison claims he
wanted to become a doctor. He grew up in La Habana attending Fe de Valle
Elementary School, Donato Marmol High School and Pablo de la Torrientes Junior
College, proving to be a more than competent student. He then enrolled in
Victoria Giron University, where he completed his studies in basic and
pre-clinic sciences. Following this schooling he graduated into the Facultad de
Medicina Finlay Albarran receiving a General Practitioner's license in 1990. Dr.
Allison spent the next two years in the mountainous areas of Guantanamo on the
eastern coast of Cuba where he completed the required amount of government
social services. From 1992 to 1995, Dr. Allison chose to study for a specialty
in Integral General Medicine and two years later for a sub-specialty in Adult
Intensive Care. After attending numerous symposiums, workshops, conventions and
seminars related to the medical field, he eventually achieved a Master's Degree
in Clinical Toxicology.
On January 29th, 1999, Dr. Allison came to Belize as
part of the Cuba/Belize agreement to aid with the shortage of medical
practitioners in this country. He was first stationed at the San Ignacio
Hospital in the Cayo District where he practiced for three months. Following
that, he was transferred to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital in Belize City
and then to the Cleopatra White Health Center. After his one-year government
contract expired, Dr. Allison returned to Cuba but six months later was sent
back to Belize. Once again, Dr. Allison was stationed at the Karl Heusner
During his first stay in Belize, Dr.
Allison also rendered his services during an emergency crisis at the San Pedro
Health Center after Hurricane Keith took its toll on Ambergris Caye. The short
period of time he spent in San Pedro was enough to convince him that this was
the place he wanted to live and practice medicine. He made this a reality in
January of this year when he relocated to the island as a doctor for the San
Pedro Lions Clinic. Dr. Allison was welcomed with open arms, as the demand for
medical services had reached a very critical point. "San Pedro is a great place
to live. I have enjoyed the charisma of the people and am very happy to be
here," Dr. Allison told the San Pedro Sun.
"There are many things that, as a doctor, I would like to share with this
island. I have plans to incorporate a health education scheme, which is the
biggest weapon to fight diseases that a community can equip themselves with. I
will put forth all my efforts and knowledge to help improve the health standards
of San Pedro," vowed the doctor.
As a medical
practitioner, Dr. Allison says he lives by the oath he made to serve his
patients any day, and at any time. When he finds himself with spare time (a rare
occasion for Dr. Allison) he says he enjoys socializing and meeting new people,
as well as, exercising.
The patience, knowledge and
eagerness that Dr. Miguel Allison Del Valle brings to the Lions Clinic is a sure
sign that San Pedro is already one step ahead toward improving the health care
standards in "Our Community."