Required Documents:    All physicians must submit a copy of their current license to practice medicine in their home state/country.  This license must be current as of March 2017- when you will be practicing medicine in Honduras..  

Also, physicians that have not gone with the HHF to Honduras before, must also submit a copy of their medical school diploma.  And everyone must submit a copy of the first page of their passport.  These are requirements of the Honduras Medical Society - and we, the HHPF, must abide by them.  I have to submit these documents to the medical society at least one month before you practice medicine in Honduras. These documents were to be submitted with your trip applications...  if you did not submit them, please do so NOW!!   

Only licensed MDs and DOs are recognized and allowed to practice medicine in Honduras. (Nurse Practitioners,  Physician Assistants or other mid level providers, along with Podiatrists, and Naturopathic physicians are not recognized by Honduras nor can they legally practice medicine there - the HHPF strictly follows these regulations)   

Email to:  or mail to:  Mary Doherty, 2532 Balden Street, Madison, WI  53713

We need everyone to complete and return the Application form and a “Release” form.   Updated forms will be available by October.


Travel Information - We will be meeting flights in San Pedro Sula, Honduras on Friday, March 3, 2017.   You must arrive in San Pedro Sula by 2:30 pm.   The HHPF will have buses to transport the group and luggage to LaCeiba.  We must depart San Pedro Sula airport as soon as the last flight arriving gets there...  we want to travel during daylight hours!   

If you have any questions on this, please contact Mary BEFORE you book your flights. We will also get you back to San Pedro Sula for your return flight on Friday, March 17, 2017.  We are not able to get people back to San Pedro Sula for flights before 11:30 am.  Do not book an earlier flight!!   

The following will be updated by soon....
I will attach a Travel Request form - use this form if you would like the HHF travel agent, Brenda Trainor, of Pyramid Travel, to make reservations for you.  Brenda has been helping our group for 14 years now and knows the itineraries that work for the group.  She does charge a fee, as all travel agents do, but the cost is well worth it!!   Brenda’s fax and phone numbers are on the form.


If Brenda makes your reservations, she will forward to me a copy of your itinerary.  If you make your own reservations, please send me a copy of your itinerary....  that way I know where we will be meeting you - in Madison, Chicago, Houston, Atlanta, Miami or San Pedro Sula...  and know where to start looking for you if you aren’t there!

Travel Insurance, with medical evacuation, is strongly recommended!  You can purchase the insurance from several sites online but the easiest way to do it is contact Brenda - our travel agent (608-845-6880).  Even if you do not purchase your airline tickets with Brenda, she is happy to take care of your trip insurance.  (she does not charge an “agent fee” for trip insurance)  We have never had anyone have to use the medical evacuation part of the policy but, you don’t want to get sick or injured in Honduras and have to depend on their medical system!


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Honduras Prolotherapy Trip 2017
                Our 2017 trip dates are:    March 3-17, 2017   
                   Applications for the trip are now available!   First you need to go to:   to set up a Login for the site.  Next you then go to the applications:    You will need the Release Form that is at the very bottom of this page!
Questions?   Contact:

             Countdown Clock until we meet in San Pedro Sula, Honduras!



Welcome to the Honduras trip info site!   The goal of this page is to post important information on this site that will help every one with their preparations, and travel, for the Hackett Hemwall Patterson 2017 Prolotherapy trip.

Information will be added as time goes on.  If you think of items that you feel would be helpful, please email me and let me know.   

Dates:   March 3-17, 2017 - Friday to Friday, two weeks later.

Fees for 2017

Fees:     Your fees cover your hotel room (2 people to a room), all group meals in Honduras, ground transportation once you get to the airport in San Pedro Sula on March 3, (you need to arrive by 2:30 pm), transportation to clinic sites and transportation back to the airport in San Pedro Sula on March 17, 2017 - for flights departing San Pedro Sula after 11:00 am (not for earlier morning flights).  Fees also cover the education and training and help with the cost of our medical supplies that we use in Honduras and for the cost of transporting supplies to Honduras.   Everyone, including clinic directors, and instructors, pay for their airfare to Honduras.   The fee that we charge participants is set to only cover the HHPF expenses - the foundation just hopes to “break even” on this and all other projects!  To encourage our returning physicians to return, and to assist our “helpers” (everyone that isn’t a physician), we have set their fee price as low as possible.   If you have questions on our fee structure, please contact Mary.  You will be able to pay your fees with PayPal.   See Pay Pal Buttons below.

New Physician:   $3500.00    (must attend both weeks)

Returning physician:  $1650.00 Both weeks. 

                First week only $900; Second week only $800

Non-Physicians - nurses, helpers, assistants, etc:  $850 both weeks;

                        $500 first week only;   $400 second week only

Resident Physicians:   $1500 (2 weeks)

Private room additional charge:   $150 per week

** New Physicians must attend both weeks.   Returning physicians and helpers may attend for either or both weeks. **

Optional weekend trip to Roatan:    Fee has not been determined yet; it will be based on airfare costs.    The fee covers round trip airfare to Roatan, dinner Friday evening, ground transportation on the mainland and West End, Roatan.   More information on Roatan weekend trip will follow. 

All fees are due by January 15, 2017.  Your place on the trip roster is not guaranteed until your fees are paid in full - or unless you have made arrangements with Mary.  

To pay your fees, please use the PayPal buttons below  OR  if you would prefer, pay by check - Check should be made out to The Hackett Hemwall Foundation and mailed to:  Julie Olson, RN, HHF Treasurer, 4606 Shore Acres Road, Monona, WI  53716.  Please include a note stating what the check covers and for whom.

Use the Pull Down menu options with each Pay Pal button.  When all selections are made, use View Cart button to check “order” and make payment with your credit card.

New Physician Fee

Two Weeks $3500


Immunizations/medications:     Honduras does not require any vaccines.  The HHPF recommends that you are up to date on tetanus, and Hepatitis A & B.    Also, please make your own decision on taking anti-malaria medications - check the CDC website for current information.   You will be in urban areas.  The last time I checked the website it said that if you were in rural areas or on Roatan, they recommend chloroquine.   Those of us that go to Roatan are there for only a short time....  The decision to take, or not take, medication is yours!    Typically on our trips, about 50% of the participants take chloroquine and 50% don’t...   again, this is something you need to decide on yourself.  If you do decide to take it, remember, you need to start taking the medication 2 weeks before you go to Honduras, take it while you are in Honduras and for 4 weeks after leaving Honduras.

We strongly recommend that everyone brings along a supply of charcoal capsules - this works great for “travelers diarrhea”.  The majority of the time you can use the charcoal and don’t have to take any antibiotics - and don’t have any of the bad side effects of the antibiotics.   Charcoal capsules can be purchased at health supplement stores and larger drug stores that have a supplement department.

If you take medications on a regular basis, be sure to have a sufficient supply with you - in your carry-on luggage.  Getting medications in Honduras is often difficult, if not impossible.

Passport:  You must have a US passport - if you are a US citizen.  If you are coming from a different country, be sure to check with the Honduran Embassy to see if you need a visa. (you do not need a Visa if you are a US citizen)  Passports must be “good” for at least 6 months past the date that you plan on leaving Honduras.  That means your passport must be good (not expired) until at least the end of September, 2017.   Check your passport now!!   I would also like you to make a copy of the front page of your passport and send it to me...  and, make additional copies of the first page - carry one with you (not with your passport), leave a copy at home and another copy with someone in your office.  If you lose your passport in Honduras, getting a replacement is much easier (though still a huge hassle) if you have a copy of, or access to a copy of, your original passport.

CME credits - At this time I am working with the University of Wisconsin CME department for credits for the physicians (and nurses if your board will accept AMA credits).     CME credits will be available for $200.   (CME credits are optional and not included in your fees)  

US Citizens - check out the State Department travel site.  Some participants register with the US embassy in Honduras.   Check out the website and decide if this is something you would like to do.

Shipping & Donations for Honduras:   If you have medical or school supplies that you would like to donate to Honduras, you can ship them to Madison by December 27, 2016  and we will get the supplies in our semi shipment to Honduras.     Contact Mary for shipping information and also to see if what you have will be useful in Honduras.

Shipping/Loading Day will be January 21, 2017 - Check back for updates!

And, if you live in the Madison area - mark your calendars for Shipping Day 2017!!   The semi will be loaded - by us - on Saturday, January 21, 2017.   Please plan on being at Chet’s Car Care Center warehouse, 2020 Aberg Ave, by 7:00 AM to help load!!   And, between now and then, we need help packing and sorting boxes - contact Mary for work times/days.  All friends, relatives, acquaintances and strangers are needed to help!

And, finally - I will be updating this web link periodically....  as we get closer to departure date, updates will be more frequent!    As always, please do not hesitate to contact Mary with any questions. 


Phone:      Mary’s cell - 608-712-5518

Release Form - Please print it, complete/sign it, scan it into your computer so you can upload it as you are doing your Trip Application.

                         Honduras Release Form.pdf


CME Credits $200.00

Resident Physician fee

2 Weeks, $1500

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Do NOT Pay fees now - your application must first be accepted - and fees for 2017 need to be determined!!!