The Dr. Luca Medical Center in Pitesti, Romania, is unique among Luke Society-supported missions, offering a full range of primary and specialty health-care services at a private practice facility.
As Romania was coming out of communist control, Dr. Augustin Batis saw first hand the scars of corruption among the country’s government-operated medical facilities. That compelled him to begin his own medical facility alongside his wife, Dr. Mihaela.
Batis was influenced by an American Christian missionary and decided his clinic would be established as a Christian ministry. The Dr. Lucas Medical Center joined up with the Luke Society in 2000.
The four-story clinic offers care in areas such as pediatrics, internal medicine, cardiology, psychiatry, ophthalmology, gynecology, neurology and general surgery.