Friday, December 14, 2007
Last night the staff and Board of Directors of the Free Clinic of Simi Valley celebrated the holidays and the end of a great year. Approximately 40 people representing all four programs and the Board of Directors attended the party held at the Senor Gomez Restaurant. Above are a few snapshots from the evening. Phyllis and Chas Wilson, Dennis Harvey along with Ron Whiteman, Kurt and Kristy Fredrickson with Ron and his guest Diane and Fred Bauermeister and Becca Merrell.
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
To Whom it May Concern;
This is to let you know how satisfied (Marvin Banks& Barbara Banks) are with the Free Clinic of Simi Valley - Dental Clinic. We are both senior citizens and without these wonderful people (Dr. Graves, Citlali and Olga, we would not be able to get any dental work done. These people are so caring and treat everyone with respect. Marvin & I cannot afford to have dental work done, so without the help of the clinic we would be without dental care or greatly in debt. Dr. Graves is wonderful she pulled a tooth and in all my years and dental experience I have had before this was the first time I felt no pain during or after the tooth was pulled. (I have had many teeth pulled No Upper teeth Left at all) The care before and after was amazing. And my husband said the cleaning he got was the best he has ever had. The kindness of the people working at the Dental Clinic cannot be repaid in anyway but to thank them. Making appointments is great Olga takes the time to really help you and cares enough to call to let you know that you have an appointment. Being seniors this is a great help. Again we. would like to thank all of the people at the Free Clinic for their help and support.
Barbara & Marvin Banks
Friday, November 30, 2007
The Free Clinic is delighted to announce that Julie Sorensen has joined the volunteer staff of the Free Clinic. Dr. Sorensen is a chiropractor and she has begun volunteering on Thursday evenings following the general medical clinic. Julie has an office at the corner of Cochran and Sycamore here in Simi Valley.
Friday, November 16, 2007
After the Thanksgiving holiday the Free Clinic will enter into a completely new and unprecedented venture with our friends at Kaiser. Beginning in two weeks, a resident pharmacist will see patients at the Free Clinic. Sound unusual? Well it is.
A resident pharmacist can see patients under the same types of protocols as a nurse practitioner or physicians assistant. The specially trained pharmacist, under the direct supervision of specifically credentialed pharmacist, can meet with a patient, monitor their medications, order follow-up lab tests and change the dosage or even the type of medication being administered.
The way it will work is a patient must first be seen by a physician for something like high cholesterol, diabetes or hypertension. The physician will order lab tests and prescribe a treatment plan for the patient. Then the resident pharmacist will meet with the patient to follow-up their progress and modify the patient’s treatment as it relates to their diagnosed illness. This is a brand new type of healthcare service and although common to some Kaiser patients, it will be among the first times this type of service is offered in a community clinic setting in
Monday, November 5, 2007
On Saturday October 27th the Free Clinic held our annual 'Make A Difference Day' at our Dental and Medical Clinics. These photographs are from the Dental Clinic at which we provided direct services to 63 people of all ages. In addition to our five operatories we arranged for the Dental Van to be parked out front to provide us with two more operatories. Olga and her team did a great job.
Sunday, November 4, 2007
Fred Bauermeister was awarded the California Wellness Foundation’s Leadership Award. The award includes at grant which will allow Fred to take a three month sabbatical and provide training for the Board of Directors. The purpose of the grant is to help key executives in the health care profession rejuvenate, relax and return to their job refreshed. It also gives health care organizations the opportunity to strengthen and review policies and procedures.
Thursday, November 1, 2007
Assembly member Cameron Smyth was the honorary Chair of the 2007 Gala and SPIRIT Award Dinner.
Mayor Paul Miller enjoying the evening with his wife Connie. Over 140 individuals attended the gala on October 27th which raised over $40,000 for the Free Clinic.
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Above is a photograph of Dr. Monica Tantraphol, Dr. Kevin Haggerty, Dr. Munira Husain and Dr Michael Tran all from Kaiser. Dr. Haggerty and Dr. Husain are doing their electives at the Free Clinic for the next few weeks. In other words, in addition to the Kaiser physicians being at the Free Clinic all day Thursdays, some have chosen to work additional days as an elective. Today was the first of those days. The Kaiser residents under the direct supervision of Dr. Tantraphol began this morning at 10:30 a.m. Dr. Tran, who has been a regular volunteer at the Clinic for the past three years, then began seeing patients today at 2:00 p.m. Dr. Tran along with Haggerty and Tantraphol attended the Gala on Saturday night.
Monday, October 1, 2007
This afternoon, Maggie Kestley, (Vice-President, Free Clinic of Simi Valley Board of Directors) brought Dr. Puneet Gupta by our Dental Program for a tour. Dr. Gupta is a dentist from India visiting the area as part of a program sponsored by Rotary Clubs International. Maggie is the incoming President of the Rotary Club of Simi Sunrise which is the local Rotray Club hosting Dr. Gupta's visit. It was a pleasure showing him our clinic and learning about dental care in India.
Friday, September 28, 2007
Remember Annie? She was the student that graduated from
Following graduation, summa cum laude, she spent the next summer in
Thursday, September 27, 2007
Thanks to our friends at the
Sunday, September 9, 2007
Wednesday, September 5, 2007
Monday, August 20, 2007
On Sunday August 19th, Boy Scout Michael Foster and his team of fellow boy scouts and adult assistants, including his dad and grandfather, completed the construction of our new patio cover. The patio cover is located in the play yard on the north side of our building and will provide much needed shade. The Free Clinic - Family Counseling Program provides counseling to children suffering from various forms of abuse. The play yard is a safe, outdoor area, where children can build, paint, run, throw and yell if needed, all under the careful supervision of a trained therapist. Thanks to Michael and his team, our children will have a shady area in which to work.
Thursday, August 16, 2007
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
Friday, August 3, 2007
Thursday, July 26, 2007
Thursday, July 19, 2007
Thursday, July 12, 2007
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
Friday, June 29, 2007
Scott Theophilou and fellow boy scouts completed the installation of a new storage shed in our children's play yard. The shed stores games and equipment used by children under care that are often victims of abuse. Thanks Scott!
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
Recently the Free Clinic was used for a location in an upcoming TV movie called Black Widow. The film stars Elizabeth Berkley and is directed by Armand Mastroianni. Here is a link to more information about the film. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1046894/
Friday, June 22, 2007
Friday, June 15, 2007
Welcome our new blog. This offers me a chance to share news and information about our program, services and staff. Please include this blog in your favorite places and check it often for updates. I will try to include an update at least once a week. - Fred