About Wanderlust Doc

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Back in the day yo as we learned
A man was not considered to be
Considered to be fully grown
Has he not gone-a beyond the hills
Has he not crossed the 7 seas
Yeah, 7 seas at least!

Gogol Bordello – Wonderlust King

I’m Floris van den Berg, a Dutch GP & expedition doctor with a strong desire to explore the world. So far I’ve travelled to close to 50 countries and worked on all 7 continents, from the top of Mount Kilimanjaro to the Tonlé Sap lake in Cambodia and from the jungle of Belize to the cold of both the Arctic and the Antarctic.

In my spare time I work as an Advanced Wilderness Life Support (AWLS) instructor for Outdoor Medicine, teaching doctors how to practise medicine in outdoor settings.

From November 2015 until January 2017 I worked as a research doctor for the European Space Agency (ESA) at Concordia Station on Antarctica. I conducted research on the psychological and physiological effects of chronic hypoxia, hypobaric pressure and isolation when overwintering in Antarctica.

My newest adventure is working in the remote clinic Kikori Hospital in Papua New Guinea. From October 2017 until February 2018 Ill be in PNG volunteering for Kikori Hospital.

In this blog I write about my life in remote areas and about previous travels & working abroad as an expedition doctor.

Any questions? Feel free to comment or send me a message through my contact form.