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There are a lot of wonderful things happening at Shepherd's Clinic--and happening quickly! We will be using this blog to share news, stories, and pictures from the clinic. If you read something interesting please comment on, like, or share it--let us know what you think and help spread the word about Shepherd's Clinic!


Thank you to all our sponsors!

June 2, 2016

Today is the second annual Shepherd's Clinic fundraiser: Our City, Our Health, Our Future! We've been lucky to have the support of many local organizations and individuals to put on this event. Every contribution to the Shepherd's Clinic fundraiser will help us raise even more money, and make an even larger difference for the almost 6,000 patient visits Shepherd's handles in a year. Thank you all!  Platinum Sponsor Gold Sponsors Albert and Michele McComas The Cordish Family Foundation   CareFirst Logo_Cross_Shield   northwesternmutual cropped Logo - MS UMH - Blue & Yellow small Silver Sponsors Dr. Janet Horn and Alan Yuspeh Susan and John Anderson EL_CORP_2C Bronze Sponsor Evergreen_Health_1c_Green_jpg

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Thank You, Volunteers!

April 13, 2016

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Our City, Our Health, Our Future

April 2, 2016

cityJoin us for food, fun and dancing at this year's Our City, Our Health, Our Future fundraiser. We'll be celebrating 25 years of Shepherd's Clinic on Thursday, June 2 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the beautiful Vollmer Center of Cylburn Arboretum. The even will include food from Sascha's, a DJ, silent and live auctions, a photobooth and more! The gardens of Cylburn Arboretum will also be open to all attendees. Volunteers are eligible for discounted pricing by contacting Ellen Sangiamo: ellen.sangiamo@shepherdsclinic.org.  Get your tickets today! http://ourfuture.brownpapertickets.com/

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Shepherd’s Clinic still providing comprehensive health and wellness care for Baltimore’s uninsured despite Affordable Care Act

March 3, 2016

Fighting back against key health issues in Baltimore takes a multifaceted approach and a welcoming team to make a difference. For many patients, Shepherd’s Clinic in East Baltimore Midway provides all the needed parts, and was there to support them when the Affordable Care Act turned out to not be affordable. Shepherd’s Clinic is a volunteer-run clinic that served over 1,000 uninsured patients last year. Despite the good intentions of the Affordable Care Act, more than 100 of those patients have lost their health insurance since spring 2014 and returned to the clinic for primary care. It’s an alarming trend, as many of these patients have long-term health needs that could be deadly without proper health care.   “Within a few short months of being enrolled in qualified health plans, newly-insured patients began to struggle mightily to keep up with their health care expenses, and as a result stopped coming to the doctor,”  says Shepherd’s Clinic executive director Glenda Skuletich. “Even patients who are insured have been known to put off potentially life-saving stress tests because their plan’s high deductible would mean a $3,000 bill.” Shepherd’s makes sure patients have the care they need through free visits with primary care physicians and cardiologists, ...

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Zumba is back at Joy Wellness

January 25, 2016

Shepherd's Clinic and Medstar patients have another fun, free way to exercise and stay healthy. As of last Thursday, Harrine Ramesh will be teaching Zumba  every Thursday from 2 to 3 p.m. in Joy Wellness Center. The classes are offered for free or a donation, and patients are able to drop in whenever they can attend. Harrine has been a Zumba instructor for a year but she has enjoyed taking Zumba classes for more than eight years.  zumba "I'm just looking forward to meeting more students and having the privilege of once again being a part of their weekly routine," she says. "It is so rewarding to be able to make fitness fun and accessible." Zumba uses low- and high-intensity dance moves so that all participants can modify the dance to fit their level, and in this case, will use latin, hip-hop and rap music."I try my best to provide as many modifications as possible so that students who are not as flexible or energetic one day can still have a workout without feeling left behind. Zumba is for everyone!" says Harrine. Harrine is a bubbly Johns Hopkins University sophomore who says she loves Zumba because it feels more like a concert or ...

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