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Miami Rescue Mission Health Clinic opens a pediatric unit

Miami Rescue Mission Health Clinic opens a pediatric unit

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Pictured (l-r) are Dr. John Rock, FIU Herbert Wertheim School of Medicine; Dr. Pete Gutierrez, medical director, Miami Rescue Mission Clinic; Dr. Armando Ferrer, president, Miami Dade College, Medical Campus; Dr. Kelli Nayak, FIU Herbert Wertheim School of Medicine, pediatrician at the Miami Rescue Mission Clinic, and Dr. Jeffrey Biehler, FIU Herbert Wertheim School of Medicine

The Miami Rescue Mission Health Clinic now provides pediatric services for the community as a result of a partnership between Florida International University’s Herbert Wertheim School of Medicine and Miami Dade College Medical Campus.

The Pediatric Unit will be directed by Dr. Kelli Nayak of the Department of Pediatrics at Florida International University’s Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine.

“My goal here is to create a medical home,” Dr. Nayak said. “The American Academy of Pediatrics constantly talks about how people need a medical home; children need a medical home. “That home should be in the community.

That home should serve all medical purposes, so my goal for this community home is that these kids grow up here, they trust us, they learn from us. [That] the mothers and fathers learn from us, [and] we learn as a community together so [that] we take little infants and we turn them into healthy and productive adults when they go out into the world,” Dr. Nayak added.

“With these partnerships, including Miami Dade College and the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine (FIU), the Miami Rescue Mission Clinic will now be able to impact all areas of the community’s underserved,” said Dr. Pete Gutierrez, director of the Mission’s Health Clinic. “This new partnership will allow the Miami Rescue Mission to now offer full services to the community and surrounding areas.”

The Miami Rescue Mission Health Clinic opened its doors to the homeless population in 2009 and has since partnered with the MDC Medical Campus to extend services to all of its five locations including Miami, Pompano, Hollywood, Miami Dade Medical Wellness Clinic, and the location at Victoria Hospital. The clinics provide family medicine and psychiatric services to the population served.

For additional information visit www.caringplaceclinic.org or call Jesús Inguanzo at 786-866-5705.

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