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CHILDREN’S MEDICAL CENTER OPENS NEW PRIMARY CARE CLINIC AT ST. PHILIP’S

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DSN Newswire

Tenth MyChildren’s office offers medical care on campus of school and community center

Children’s Medical Center (www.childrens.com) will launch an innovative new partnership Thursday with the opening of a MyChildren’s pediatric primary care practice at St. Philip’s School and Community Center.

Like St. Philip’s itself, MyChildren’s will serve the entire neighborhood, not just school students. People of all ages are drawn to the school campus for services that include a comprehensive community center, gymnasiums, chapel, food pantry, computer training and financial literacy classes – and now pediatric health care.

City Council member Carolyn Davis, who represents the South Dallas district where St. Philip’s is located, will be among the officials marking the unique partnership at a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday, Jan. 17, at 2 p.m. at St. Philip’s, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Hospital and school officials also will attend, and media tours of the clinic are available before and after the event.

“St. Philip’s is already an important destination that delivers needed resources in this area of South Dallas,” said Trent Smith, president of MyChildren’s and senior vice president of Children’s Medical Center. “It is a perfect site for our latest MyChildren’s pediatric primary care practice, because we are now able to partner with St. Philip’s to offer a convenient medical home to children in this underserved neighborhood.”

Dr. Terry Flowers, executive director and headmaster of St. Philip’s, agreed, saying: “The MyChildren’s clinic is just another great service helping St. Philip’s fulfill its mission.  We’re excited to serve our families and children in this way. The clinic will provide much needed child-friendly medical attention right here in the neighborhood.”

MyChildren’s pediatric primary care practices are located in neighborhoods where high numbers of families depend on Medicaid and the state’s Children’s Health Insurance Program. Declining reimbursement prevents many physicians from accepting new Medicaid patients. The MyChildren’s pediatric primary care practices provide critical health care access for thousands of children, leading to better overall care.

“Children need ongoing access to medical care for routine check-ups and immunizations, as well as non-emergency issues such as ear infections and sore throats,” said Dr. Ray Tsai, medical director of MyChildren’s. “We can deliver those services at a convenient time and place, while offering patients the ability to schedule appointments and see the same doctor each visit. Without such a medical home, many families resort to the emergency department at Children’s for conditions that are really better taken care of in the pediatrician’s office.”

Stormee Williams, M.D., is the lead physician at the MyChildren’s office at St. Philip’s, which is open
from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. All MyChildren’s locations are staffed by highly trained nurses and physicians who are board-certified in pediatrics. St. Philip’s is the tenth MyChildren’s location to open in the greater Dallas area. The first six clinics were recently recognized as Level 3 patient-centered medical homes by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), and were among the first in the nation to be recognized under NCQA’s newest guidelines.

  • Kayeoples2

    Sounds Great. I am sure that the children will benefit greatly .

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