RAM serves 1,349 patients, MOM 953 at Wise County event

RAM serves 1,349 patients, MOM 953 at Wise County event

By Stephen Igo Kingsport Times News WISE — The recent Missions of Mercy (MOM) free dental clinic in Wise provided more than $1.3 million worth of care to 953 patients, the Virginia Dental Association Foundation has reported. Held in conjunction with the 19th annual Remote Area Medical (RAM) Health Expedition last month, the VDAF reports…

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Heart Health 1,2,3 Toolkit

Heart Health 1,2,3 Toolkit

March 12, 2018   The Health Wagon continues to provide compassionate, quality health care to the medically underserved people in the mountains of Southwest Virginia.  The Health Wagon is the only free clinic available to patients in our six-county service area (Lee, Scott, Wise, Dickenson, Buchanan and Russell Counties).  As we strive to meet this…

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Editorial: RAM clinic founders are heroes to the regio

Editorial: RAM clinic founders are heroes to the regio

by Editorial Board timesnews.net It was the unmet medical needs of Southwest Virginia residents that brought together an Englishman who once managed the world’s largest cattle ranch in British Guiana and a nun who for 20 years had been driving around the area dispensing health care from a Volkswagen Beetle. The result of that collaboration…

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VADOC Volunteers Offer a Helping Hand at RAM Event

VADOC Volunteers Offer a Helping Hand at RAM Event

by VA Department of Corrections corrections.com RICHMOND – More than two dozen Virginia Department of Corrections employees from Wallens Ridge State Prison and Wise Correctional Unit volunteered this weekend at the 18th annual Remote Area Medical event in Wise. Organizers were expecting hundreds to attend the event that offered free medical, dental and vision care…

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RAM provides free medical care to 1,349

RAM provides free medical care to 1,349

By Leif Greiss Bristol Herald Courier More than 1,300 people received free medical care over the weekend at the annual Remote Area Medical clinic in Wise, Virginia. Robert Lambert, a media relations specialist for RAM, said Monday that 1,349 people from Virginia, Tennessee and Kentucky were treated at the event, which ran from Friday through…

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Virginia Governor visits RAM Clinic, sees medical need in region

Virginia Governor visits RAM Clinic, sees medical need in region

by Ellie Romano wcyb.com WISE COUNTY, Va. — Remote Area Medical (RAM) Clinic is in Wise County, Virginia this weekend attending to more than 1,000 patients. Medical, eye, and dental exams are all available for free through RAM, plus general health and women’s health exams. Governor Ralph Northam and Virginia Senator Mark Warner toured the site…

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Remote Area Medical, Missions of Mercy provide care at college, fairgrounds

Remote Area Medical, Missions of Mercy provide care at college, fairgrounds

Terran S. Young thecoalfieldprogress.com WISE — The annual Remote Area Medical health outreach brought dental and other medical services to the Wise County fairgrounds last weekend, but another dental clinic was taking place in the area simultaneously. Along with RAM, the Missions of Mercy dental outreach program was in Wise. In previous years, MoM, a…

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Remote Area Medical provides free care to patients in Appalachia

Remote Area Medical provides free care to patients in Appalachia

by Taylor Upchurch wymt.com WISE COUNTY, Va. (WYMT) – Remote Area Medical (RAM) is holding its 19th annual three-day clinic at the Wise County Fairgrounds. Organizers say this event allows them to bring health and smiles back to Appalachia. For some rural families health insurance is not a problem but for others, it is something volunteers…

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Hundreds turn out for first day of RAM clinic

Hundreds turn out for first day of RAM clinic

by Nick Shepherd Bristol Herald Courier WISE, Va. — Hundreds of cars were lined up in a green field Friday morning. Some people were asleep in the front seat of the vehicles, while others reclined in the back. There were also a few pitched tents, out of which people crawled as the sun rose over…

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Hundreds seek free health care at Wise County Clinic

Hundreds seek free health care at Wise County Clinic

WISE CO,. Va. (WDBJ7) Debbi Gierat lives in Tennessee. An independent contractor, she says the unpredictable nature of her work, and the high cost of insurance has made it difficult to afford quality care. She says the RAM Clinic has made a major difference in her life. “It’s a unique experience,” Gierat told WDBJ7. “It’s very…

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