Dr. Ray Foster, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Background:

Dr. Foster is a native of California who has spent much of his life in Africa, born of missionary parents and then eleven years in medical missionary work himself in Africa. He is married to Frances (Nelson) and they have two married daughters, Beth and Ruth, who have blessed them with six grandchildren.

Training:

Dr. Foster is a graduate of the University of Cape Town Medical School, RSA. He interned and did 3 years of orthopedic residency in Los Angeles, CA and a year's children's orthopedic training in Newington, Connecticut. This was followed by a year of fellowship training in reconstructive surgery for peripheral nerve injuries in SLRS Sanatorium connected with the Christian Medical College, Vellore, South India. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, having passed his orthopaedic specialty boards in 1967.

 

Experience:

Eleven years as a missionary flying doctor in Africa was followed by one year teaching orthopedic surgery at Loma Linda University and 15 years general orthopedic practice in Riverside, CA. Dr. Foster started NEWSTART® Healthcare Clinic in Seattle, WA in 1996. In 2004 the clinic became a virtual clinic with no physical location to see patients when Dr. Foster became the medical director of Black Hills Health & Education Center in Hermosa, South Dakota.

Publications:

Dr. Foster has published 8 articles on leprosy connected topics, has produced a CD of leprosy literature and a CD of Adventist Pioneer Library that is in its 3rd edition on the EGWhite Estate Comprehensive Research Edition CD. His latest publication is Acute Ankle Sprains that can be seen on the web at emedicine.com

Two recent books published are The Veggiebook and The Everlasting Gospel in Daniel and The Revelation.  The Veggiebook is a guide to becoming vegetarian.  The Everlasting Gospel in Daniel and the Revelation is an overview of God's Plan of Salvation in end-time events that are now taking place in our world.

 



Michael Olivier, M.D.

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Background:

 Dr. Olivier was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, except for the two years he lived in Rabat, Morocco as a member of the first Peace Corps family (1970-1972). He has lived a nomadic life with his wife (Sharlene) and three children, having moved from California to New Hampshire to Georgia to Vermont to Wisconsin before settling in the Black Hills of South Dakota.


Training:

  Dr. Olivier graduated from the University of California, Davis School of Medicine in 1994. He then began his first year of residency training in pediatrics at Loma Linda University Medical Center, 1994-1995, and completed his last 2 years of training at Children's Hospital of Orange County, 1995-1997. He became board certified in pediatrics in 1997. He recertified in pediatrics in 2004. 
 

Experience:

 Following residency in the beautiful state of New Hampshire he served as chief of pediatrics at Franklin Regional Hospital 1997-2002, assistant adjunct professor of the department of pediatrics for Dartmouth Medical School 1997-2002, and medical director of Spaulding Youth Center (residential center for children with neurodevelopmental disorders and emotional disabilities), 1997-2002. He then resigned his positions to pursue the life of a medical missionary. To this aim his first harbor was at Wildwood Health & Education Center where he served as a staff physician, 2002-2003. He then founded Quiver Full Pediatrics in Vermont 2003. He then spent two years as health lecturer, and volunteer carpentry apprentice at Country Life Wellness and Education Center in Wisconsin, 2003-2006. On April 2006 he accepted the position as medical director at the Black Hills Health & Education Center.