Physicians Committee Opens Medical Clinic
The Physicians Committee is opening a medical clinic at its Washington, D.C. headquarters this fall. Physicians and staff will offer complete primary medical care with a special emphasis on nutrition for children and adults.
Physicians and dietitians at the clinic will provide preventive, diagnostic, prescriptive, and therapeutic services to patients. Special care will be offered for weight control, diabetes, heart health, hypertension, and more.
“We see success over and over in our research studies,” says Physicians Committee president Neal Barnard, M.D. “The clinic will allow us to work with even more people to reverse diabetes, lower cholesterol, and prevent cancer.”
The bilingual staff will also serve the District’s Spanish-speaking community. As the rates of obesity, diabetes, and other diet-related diseases continue to grow within this community, it is crucial that clinic staff be able to reach out and connect to Spanish-speaking patients.
The clinic will also host seminars, cooking demonstrations, and classes to educate the public about the benefits associated with healthy lifestyle and dietary changes.
For more information about the clinic, please contact Tara Kemp at TKemp@pcrm.org. Stay tuned for more announcements about the clinic’s opening date!