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Dr. Larry Rigsby, practices as
an Internal Medicine physician in Montgomery, AL. He is a regional medical
director for Eagle Hospital, a medical consultant for Himalaya Inc. and has a
great interest in high altitude medicine and physiology. He is a mountaineer
and have been on several expeditions to Alaska including Denali and Moose's
tooth. He recently climbed Ama Dablam in the Himalaya and will be on the
north or Tibetan side of Everest this spring.
He plans to do a series on
mountain medicine to help promote safety in the mountains and keep climbers
and trekkers up to speed on the latest medical info available. The first in
the series is on Travel Medicine with subsequent articles on Altitude illness,
hypothermia , frostbite etc. These will be updated periodically. He is willing
to do a short Q&A, submit questions to
Travel Medicine for Trekkers
and Climbers in the Himalayan Region By Larry Rigsby M.D.
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