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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer, who is a plastic surgeon, plans to treat at least half a dozen patients at a free weekend clinic in Wichita.

The Wichita Eagle reports Colyer will provide service to at least six patients June 2 at the Mayflower Clinic in Wichita.

Volunteer physicians and nurses donate their time at the clinic, which treated 611 patients last year.

Abdul Arf, a member of the clinic’s board, says Colyer offered to help with the clinic last year after speaking at a health fair at a Wichita church. Arf says it’s an honor to have a sitting governor attend the clinic and he hopes Colyer’s visit will inspire other doctors to volunteer.

Colyer has frequently traveled overseas in the past to provide volunteer medical care.


Information from: The Wichita (Kan.) Eagle,