Ignite Magazine | Fall 2017

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SOAR Student-Run Free Clinic Opened: September 2017, the result of the Student Outreach to Area Residents (SOAR) organization begun in 2012 by Emily George, M.D. (‘13) Purpose: Provide high-quality, non-emergent, no-cost health care to medically underserved patients Hours: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays Sept. 2, Oct. 7, Nov. 4, Dec. 9 and through the winter, additional dates TBD

“The patient was following up for pre-diabetic lab results. We talked about her diet and how to include the foods and drinks she loved in a balanced way. I couldn’t help but smile when she started telling us about how her husband brews his own beer and explained how to tell the difference between brews. Apparently home-made beer tastes much better!” – Ileana Horattas, COM 2018

Location: NEOMED Education and Wellness Center, 4211 State Route 44, Rootstown 44272 Philanthropic supporters include: American Academy of Family Physicians, Ohio Association for Free Clinics, United Way of Portage County, University Hospitals Portage Medical Center and Walter W. Born Foundation

More information: 330.552.7080 or clinic@outreachneo.org, outreachneo.org and facebook.com/SoarSRFC

“With the same patient, we were discussing her mother’s history with pre-diabetes. Her mother started a really restrictive diet when she was diagnosed that the patient described as joyless. The other student and I explained that it wasn’t necessary for her to cut out everything she loved and discussed other ways to control her health.” – Ileana Horattas, COM 2018