Wakulla Doctor Saves Lives and Limbs

By: Lee Gordon Email
By: Lee Gordon Email

These days, it's hard enough to keep one job. Now imagine having five or more. That's the life of one Wakulla doctor, but most of his jobs are Pro Bono.

Dr. David Keen is a busy man. By day, he works at the Wakulla Urgent Care and Diagnostic Center. But he serves many roles in Wakulla County. Dr. Keen is also the Medical Director of NHC Home Care, Wakulla County Sheriffs Office, Disc Village and works in Lake City ER and Perry's ER at Doctors Memorial. Where does he find the time?

"If you want something done, give it to a busy person to get done. I have time for anybody. I have the bug, I've been bitten by it."

We forgot to mention, at least six times a year, Dr. Keen takes mission trips to help those in need. He and his family run Cameo, Caribbean American Medical Education Organization which does mission trips to several foreign places like Jamaica, St. Vincent, and Belize providing free medical care.

"That one mission trip changed my life."

And it's changed the lives of many others as well. Take for instance a young boy by the name of Devon Richards in St. Vincents. He had one request that only Dr. Keen could fulfill.

"This five year old kid said, I want a pair of Nike's. And he had no feet. That was a no brainer. There's no reason why he couldn't walk."
So the following year, Dr. Keen was able to bring Devon to Tallahassee. And with the help of Tallahassee orthopedic, Dr. Dewey from TMH and many others, Devon received prosthetic legs. An 18-thousand dollar gift for a kid that would never have a chance before he met Dr. Keen.

"I went back to St. Vincent in February. I met him and he's walking without a cane. He's walking on his own."

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