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John

John – Durango, CO

John - Durango, CO

John, a medical student in Denver, CO who did his rural rotation in Durango, shares his story about how developed a passion for medicine. He talks about his time volunteering in the Chiapas region in Mexico, and the similar struggles of chronic disease and poor access to care amongst citizens in the United States.

“There’s a big discussion about safety net clinics and safety net health care systems and the people who are making decisions are so detached from the reality on the ground, in terms of health care, that they’re more likely to do away with them.”

Also posted in Health Care Systems Issues, Health Disparities, Patient / Provider Relationship, Patient Populations, Region 20 - Denver County, Region 9 – Archuleta, Dolores, La Plata, Montezuma and San Juan Counties, Social Determinants of Health, Stories | Leave a comment

Nigel

Nigel – Colorado Springs, CO

Nigel speaks about a clinic in El Paso county that went beyond normal expectations to provide considerate and quality care for his brother, a large man who struggled with receiving care due to fear of judgment and unaccommodating providers.

“The respect and compassion that the clinic showed a huge man, I mean he was a mountain of a man.  He barely fit through doors; you know he barely fit in cars.  But the clinic accommodated all of that.  I will never forget what they did.”

Also posted in Access To Care, Complex Health Conditions, Featured, Patient / Provider Relationship, Patient Populations, Region 4 - El Paso County | Tagged | 1 Response