Richmond’s Hearing Aid Specialists

Outreach & Missions

The physicians and staff at Richmond ENT have been blessed to be called to a life of service. We hope that the joy of the Lord radiates from every employee in our office, and that the care we deliver offers hope and healing to all who pass through our door. If you have special needs or concerns that we can pray for, or if you need help or guidance on a matter that may seem indirectly related to your care, please let us know.

In addition to the services we offer in the office, we also contribute to the following local and international charitable organizations:

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Global Health Outreach: A ministry of the Christian Medical and Dental Associations

Dr. Armstrong traveled to Tegucigalpa, Honduras in November 2013 to teach facial plastic and sinus surgery to the residents at Hospital Escuela. He supervised the residents who had collected patients requiring difficult revisions for cleft lip and cleft palate surgery, as well as difficult rhinoplasties and microtia repairs. Collectively, the team supervised or performed more than 60 operations, improving the lives of patients and the skills of future Honduran physicians.  Dr. Armstrong is hoping not only to return to Honduras, but also to invite selected residents to the United States for additional training.

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Princeternship

The Princeternship Program offers Princeton undergraduates the opportunity to explore a career of interest and make professional contacts by interacting with alumni in their workplaces. Typically performed during school vacations, students visit a mentor for 1-3 days, providing a brief introduction to a career field without a long-term commitment.

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Read Blog post by Dr. Armstrong’s former student, Ava Torjani
Read Blog post by Dr. Armstrong’s former student, Allegra Mango


World Medical Missions: A Ministry of Samaritan’s Purse

Dr. Armstrong served overseas in the summers of 2009 and 2011 with World Medical Missions at the AIC-CURE Children’s Hospital in Kijabe, Kenya, in partnership with The Smile Train. During the first of these two week missions, eighty-two cleft lips or palates were repaired, including many adults and school-aged children who had never had access to care.

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During his second trip, patients were fewer, and most were infants. Visiting for two weeks three times per year, the team has trained local physicians and also improved earlier identification and transportation of children in need. God’s work continues to be evident in the daily work at Kijabe.

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Mission of Hope, Bolivia

In the spring of 2007, Dr. Armstrong served at the Mission of Hope in Santa Cruz, Bolivia. While the team performed a wide range of ENT procedures, Dr. Armstrong’s expertise was primarily employed to reconstruct children born without external ears.

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FACE TO FACE: The National Domestic Violence Project

We participate in FACE TO FACE: The National Domestic Violence Project, which provides to victims of domestic abuse who cannot afford to receive treatment for facial injuries.

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Access Now

Our physicians participate with over 800 specialty physicians in the greater Richmond area who provide free care to qualified patients without health insurance. Many of these present with advanced and complicated medical problems after years without access to care.  Dr. Armstrong was recently featured for providing lifesaving care to a Peruvian immigrant with cancer of the sinuses.

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Crossover Ministry

Crossover Ministry was founded in 1983 to provide care to the uninsured in urban Richmond. Dr. Armstrong and his family literally built the walls of the second clinic, which is housed in the basement of Shelbourne United Methodist Church in Chesterfield. A third clinic near Regency Square serves the uninsured in West End Henrico.

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Medarva Foundation

The Medarva Foundation sponsors local charities that promote health, education and well-being in the Richmond area.  Major benefactors include the Special Olympics of Virginia, Prevent Blindness, and CrossOver Ministries.  WHEELS is a unique preschool vision and hearing screening program developed by Medarva in cooperation with Prevent Blindness Mid-Atlantic. The Medarva Foundation also funds innovative, start up research projects initiated by Virginia physicians and residents in training.  Dr. Armstrong volunteers on the board of directors of the Medarva Foundation, where he is chairman of the research committee.

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