Free/low cost medical care expands with offering by Georgia Clinic
(Left) Dr. Vasudev Patel, Doctor of Forensic Toxicology, and Dr. Naresh Parikh, cardiologist and owner of Georgia Clinic.
Georgia Clinic has become the first multispecialty medical office in Metro Atlanta to set up regular hours to offer a free clinic to needy Indians. With the ideology of “Give back to the community,” the Drs. Naresh and Asha Parikh Charitable Foundation, All Gujarati Medical Dental Association (AGMDA), Gujarati Samaj of Atlanta, Gujarati Cultural Association of North America, Ambaji USA (Shree Shakti Mandir), Gokuldham of Atlanta, and Sardar Patel Foundation of North America came forward with the help of Indian medical professionals.
Dr. Naresh Parikh, cardiologist and owner of Georgia Clinic, and Vasudev Patel, Doctor of Forensic Toxicology and a community leader, explained that the Indian population in Metro Atlanta is more than 100,000.
Dr. Sujatha Reddy’s Sai Health Fairs have been helping thousands of the poor, uninsured, and underinsured at various locations.
To extend these fairs, the GAPI Health Clinic was set up in 2011 at Global Mall and has been staffed by two rotating volunteer physicians and volunteer nurses from GINA on 1st and 3rd Saturdays from 1pm-4pm, seeing 18-20 patients/day.
In 2014 the Telugu Association of Metro Atlanta (TAMA) became perhaps the only local ethnic organization in the USA to run a free clinic: theirs is on Wednesdays at 7:30pm in Alpharetta.
Now, the Georgia Clinic will offer services every Friday except public holidays, beginning on April 20, 2018, between noon and 4:30pm at 6330 Primrose Hill Ct, Suite 106, Norcross 30092, which is one of the many Georgia Clinic offices around Atlanta.
(Left) The Cardiac CT calcium scanner.
The free clinics are especially helpful for students coming from India, visiting parents, and family members with limited resources, so they can obtain basic medical clinical services at no cost or low cost. Services at Georgia Clinic will include free office visit, with EKG if recommended by a physician; lab services for $20 (CMP & complete blood counts); additional tests if required: $5 each for HbA1c, TSH, PSA; basic X-ray $20; and coronary artery calcium score report free for ages 60+ or $75 for others. Specialists at Georgia Clinic practice in cardiology, family practice, geriatrics, imaging, internal medicine, pediatrics, podiatry, and sleep disorders. Contact: 770-903-0120, Ext. 1600
Dr. Naresh Parikh—this year’s newly elected president of the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPIO)—along with Dr. Asha Parikh, Vasudev Patel, and office manager Hetal Parmar thank Bakulbhai Patel, Amit Shah, Raj Patel, Bhikhubhai Patel, Ashokbhai Patel, Tejas Patwa, Udya Parikh, and other community leaders for coming forward for this noble cause.
Dr. Vasudev Patel, Mustafa Ajmeri, Bakul Patel, Hetal Parmar, and clinic staff.
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