Clinic provides free care for remote patients

Jul 20, 2012 Full story: Roanoke Times 15

Dr. Bill Hazel, an orthopedic surgeon and Virginia's secretary of health and human services, talks to Delmar Bradley, 54, of Castlewood about his left knee.

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Ram Patient

Lebanon, VA

#1 Jul 21, 2012
This is a wonderful org. I have never seen so many people getting so much help free.I could never put a dollar figure on this org. It is priceless. Thanks ram. For every person seen today more like them who for one reason or another who had no way there.Maybe they had health issues that did not allow them to make it. I myself have needed to go but I wasn't able to go because I needed hip replacement. So after several years later I was finally was able to make the trip to Bristol's Ram. I have never been treated with such caring people that Ram has.That was a God send for me I had no. dental my teeth were so bad I had them all pulled and now I have dentures that I payed for. The dentures I could afford the dentist I could not. Thank you Travis from Arkansas . By now you are a practicing dentist.I know you have what it takes. You have the knowledge and the heart to be a doctor.
Lynn

Roanoke, VA

#2 Jul 22, 2012
It's awesome that we have this in our area! It's so needed! Thanks to Teresa Gardner! She is a wonderful person!
Awesome

White House, TN

#3 Jul 22, 2012
RAM IS AWESOME SO IS PAULA AND TERESA
LOL

Murfreesboro, TN

#4 Jul 26, 2012
I second that. The cost of health care is astronomical and for these people to help is appreciated greatly!
lol

Tannersville, VA

#5 Jul 26, 2012
There is one problem with it. You have people that will schedule their vacation to come in her from out of state for free health care that have good jobs and Insurance. Also you have the ones that are from here that have good insurance that go up there and that knocks some of the people out of being seen that needs it and don't have insurance.
Ram Patient

Lebanon, VA

#6 Jul 28, 2012
lol wrote:
There is one problem with it. You have people that will schedule their vacation to come in her from out of state for free health care that have good jobs and Insurance. Also you have the ones that are from here that have good insurance that go up there and that knocks some of the people out of being seen that needs it and don't have insurance.
must been wrote by someone who lays on their but and gets EVERY THING FREE
you and me

Murfreesboro, TN

#7 Jul 28, 2012
Ya know some people work but don't have the education or the experience to better theirselves. And the program is free thanks to the wonderful men and women that donate their time to assist. Sometimes things happen to good people and they need help. Might be you one day
lol

Salem, VA

#8 Jul 28, 2012
No I don't get anything for free. I pay for what I get. I don't get food stamps, or medicaid. I have volunteered my time up there and I saw people that had good jobs with great benefits and people from states like FL, AL, and a few others they said that they schedule their vacation for that time so they can get free dental, glasses and other things. There are people that does not get seen because of these people. It is supposed to be for the uninsured and under insured not for the people with good insurance and medicaid. I have insurance and I sure wouldn't waste my time waiting up there to not have to pay a copay.
lol

Salem, VA

#9 Jul 28, 2012
I was talking about the ones that have great health insurance and medicaid that does not have to pay but a small copay for these same services at a Dr.'s office.
Henry

Tannersville, VA

#10 Jul 28, 2012
RAM is wonderful! Ive worked it, and they don't have the resouces to screen people about their income or insurance! If you do have insuance like I do, some people have high deductables and things like hearing aids are not covered! People do come from everywhere but nothing that can be done about that! They also have ram in Bristol! Also, The Health Wagon provides health care at extremelyblow cost, like labs! If you need anything, you need to call them anytime during the year, they have so many resources! Like free paps and Mammogram clinics! Etc!
Henry

Tannersville, VA

#11 Jul 28, 2012
They are a gift from god
lol

Salem, VA

#12 Jul 28, 2012
Yeah they might have high deductible but when they are making 60,000 dollars or more a year and Thousands in saving they can afford these deductibles. I don't think they need to be taking from the ones that need it. I have seen people that needs some of these services and not be seen that weekend because of the ones that don't need these services.
lol

Salem, VA

#13 Jul 28, 2012
Not everyone knows about the health wagon or the clinics and locations. I know of one in Clinchco and did they get the one in Wise built.
Truth

Irmo, SC

#14 Jul 29, 2012
The one in wise is a specialty clinic they have specialist that comes through. The Health Wagon is a free mobile clinic. Norton community also has a frer residency clinic in Wise

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#15 Jul 30, 2012
they have a new building in Wise, they work from donations and they are wonderful people that run it. I'm not sure if they still have the one in clincho but they have a bus that comes to all places in the county. Coeburn, Wise, Norton, Pound etc. There isn't really anything they can do about ppl coming to ram that don't need it! It's just serving as many as they can as fast as they can!

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