The Effect of Access to Free Clinics on Emergency Department Visits:
In collaboration with two free clinics in Binghamton, NY and Syracuse, NY, conducted a study to determine the effectiveness of free clinics in alleviating emergency department overcrowding for non-emergent health issues of the underserved or uninsured population. Data from the project was published and used to guide medical practices within the clinics and support their existence.
Family Medicine | Christian Health Service of Syracuse
Pediatrics | Christian Health Service of Syracuse
Women’s Health | Christian Health Service of Syracuse
Emergency Medicine | Staten Island University Hospital
Surgery | UHS Wilson Memorial Hospital
Medicine | Kidney & Hypertension Consultants
Medicine | Crouse Hospital ICU
Behavioral Health | Tully Hill Chemical Dependency Treatment Center
Elective (Orthopedic Surgery) | St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center
Aseptic & isolation techniques, closure of wounds via suture/staples/dermabond & removal, administration & prescription of medications, CPR, obtaining & interpretation of EKGs, Pap smears, splinting, cervical collar application, venipuncture, IM injections, collection of cultures, placement of catheters, wound care & dressing changes, skin cryotherapy, and skin lesion excisions.
Examination of eyes via fluoroscein staining, removal of ocular foreign bodies, cardiac defibrillation, endotracheal intubation, bronchoscopy, assisted respiration, casting, lumbar puncture, arterial blood draws, initiation of IV infusions, insertion and removal of central lines, and incision & drainage.