How You Did It: One Staff Member’s Weight Loss Journey

Categories: Blog, Health Check
Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic regularly treats patients who experience hypertension, Type 2 Diabetes, high blood pressure and other chronic diseases associated with excess weight. Despite the recommendation to lose weight for disease management and better health outcomes, the process of adapting to a new lifestyle and diet can be challenging for adults. Losing weight …

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Clinic Expands Patient Outreach; How You Can Help

Categories: News
Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic is poised to meet the demands of many more without health insurance in our community. The catch? Catching them. Engaging in an outreach effort to educate potential patients about BIFMC’s free services, Volunteer Cynthia Cronk hits the streets. The past two years have entailed tremendous growth and publicity for Barrier …

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Health In Translation: BIFMC Has One of the Few Clinically Certified Interpreters in SC

Categories: News
At Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic, approximately 30% of patients are ‘Limited English Speakers’; primarily Spanish-speaking adults who live or work on Johns, James or Wadmalaw Islands. Many of the Spanish-speaking patients treated at the free clinic work in construction, landscaping, house cleaning, the food and beverage industry and hospitality; as well as those who …

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