Dell Medical School students run free clinic


FILED.ERIN: FUTURE DOCTORS AND NURSES — TREATING ANYONE WHO WALKS IN THE DOOR…AND ASKING NOTHING IN RETURN.IT’S A UNIQUE PARTNERSHIP THAT PLAYS OUT EVERY SUNDAY.AS KXAN’S AREZOW DOOST WAS THERE TODAY TO SEE THIS SPECIAL MEDICAL CLINIC IN ACTION. SUNDAY AFTERNOONS… …THIS GYM INSIDE THE ST. DAVID’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH AT THE TRINITY CENTER IS TRANSFORMED INTO A CLINIC.STUDENTS FROM THE DELL MEDICAL SCHOOL RUN THE C.D. DOYLE CLINIC.IT’S FREE AND FOCUSES ON HOMELESS FAMILIES.NO APPOINTMENT IS NEEDED… NO INSURANCE OR ID REQUIRED. “I CAN SPEND AN HOUR OR MORE WITH THE PATIENT BASED ON WHAT THEY NEED.” LEONARD EDWARDS SAYS WHAT MAKES THIS CLINIC UNIQUE IS STUDENTS RAISE MONEY FOR ALL THE SUPPLIES.THEY’VE PARTNERED WITH BUSINESSES AND EVEN LAUNCHED THIS AMAZON WISH LIST TO KEEP THE SHELVES STOCKED. “WE HAVE OVER THE COUNTER MEDICATION THAT WE CAN HELP PATIENTS WITH… WE HAVE LOTS OF WOUND CARE SUPPLIES. WE ALSO HAVE LOTS OF SOCIAL SUPPLIES… FOOD… SOCKS.”THE CLINIC IS SUPERVISED BY FACULTY AND STAFF FROM DELL MEDICAL SCHOOL. “IT’S NOT JUST A ONE TIME VISIT, BUT IT’S REALLY ABOUT REAFFIRMING SOMEBODY’S RIGHT TO BE SEEN AND GET CARE WHEN THEY REALLY NEED IT.”THE STUDENTS SAY THEIR GOAL IS TO GET THEIR PATIENTS BACK ON TRACK AND HEALTHY… … AND USE WHAT THEY’VE LEARNED IN THE CLASSROOM WITH ACTUAL PATIENTS. LEONARD EDWARDS ALREADY UNDERSTANDS THE VALUE.A GOOD DOCTOR HONESTLY.”AREZOW DOOST, KXAN NEWS. ERIN:STUDENTS SAY THEY’VE HAD A REQUEST TO GET A PEDIATRICAN ON BOARD SINCE THEY’RE TREATING MORE FAMILIES. THE CLINIC IS OPEN FROM 2 SUNDAY AFTERNOON UNTIL THE LAST PATIENT IS SEEN. THERE ARE PLANS TO HAVE THE STUDENTS GO TO OTHER

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