On October 15, 2019, the residents, faculty and staff gathered in the parking lot of the East Niles Community Health Center for a press conference. We expressed our opinions regarding the halt to public charge rule which was detrimental for the health of our undocumented patients.
Dr Stewart reflecting on her New York roots inspired all present with the famous New Colossus poem written by Emma Lazarus in 1883, which is at the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty in New York City:
“Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”
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In the News
Dr. Rao helps answer the question of why most hospitals refuse to provide corrective surgeries and other interventions to children with Trisomy 13 and Trisomy 18, and whether withholding treatment based solely on the basis of chromosomes is ethical.
Download Full Article Here: When an Extra Chromosome Limits Your Treatment Options : The Stigma of Trisomy 13 and Trisomy 18
When an Extra Chromosome Limits Your Treatment Options
Dr. Matthew Beare and the Clinica Sierra Vista street medicine team routinely visit the homeless, providing crucial medical assistance and much needed supplied to to the underserved. Their efforts were recognized in an article published by the Bakersfield Californian.
Serving the Homeless
Dr. Jasmeet Bains, one of our graduates (2018) was honored as a hero in Taft for working in Family Medicine.
Jas is known to be very proactive in serving our community, and we are proud of her accomplishments and confident she will continue to offer excellent patient care in many years to come.