Medical Volunteering in the Community. G. Paul Doxey, M.D. St. George, Utah. DOCTORS’ VOLUNTEER CLINIC. OF SAINT GEORGE (Formerly the Doctors’ Free Clinic). DOCTORS’ VOLUNTEER CLINIC OF SAINT GEORGE. I. DOCTORS’ VOLUNTEER CLINIC OF SAINT GEORGE.
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G. Paul Doxey, M.D.
St. George, Utah
(Formerly the Doctors’ Free Clinic)
G. Paul Doxey, M.D., Chairman of the
Board of Trustees
Gary Lambert, M.D., Medical Director
Deanne Staheli, R.N., Clinic Director
1. founded by the Washington County Medical
Association and Medical Alliance in 1999 to address the problem of the uninsured
2. housed at the Dixie Care and Share from 1999-2002
3. moved to the present site at 1036 Riverside Drive in 2002 at Trailhead for city jogging path
4. land (valued at $500,000) for building by a local family
5. building was mostly donated materials and labor by the SUHBA
6. City of St. George bought part of the land from DVC for Trailhead and now “shares” parking lot
1. One fulltime employee, two part time
2. Approximately 34 volunteers: 7 doctors, 5 dentists, 6 nurses, 3 psychologists, 3 nurse practitioners, and 10 secretarial helpers
3. $100,000/ year operational expenses
4. Clinic will supply needed medications , arrange for free or reduced cost medicines, or pay for them ourselves
1. 2003: 4,058 patient visits
2004: 4,272 patient visits
2005: 6,329 patient visits
2006: 6,867 patient visits, of which 1,511 (22%) were for mental health encounters. This includes emotional disorders plus alcohol and drug detoxification.
2007: At the present rate, we will see approximately
8,800 patients this year.