New Tulsa medical clinic reaching out to the Hispanic community

Monday, December 6th 2004, 10:13 am
By: News On 6

Tulsa has a growing population of Hispanics. They often go without basic medical care, because they aren't comfortable with English.

News on 6 reporter Rick Wells has found a clinic open just for them. The Family Clinic of Tulsa is open and dedicated to serving the Hispanic community. Dr Larry Sadler is the Medical Director and he came out of retirement because there is a need here and he's excited by it. "I just got tired of being out of medicine."

Brian Boden is a Physician's Assistant and the principal care giver at the clinic. He works under Dr Stabler's supervision so he can write prescriptions. Most folks he says are coming in for the basics. "Ear infections, sore throat, bronchitis and sinusitis."

Jessica Perea: "If you want to come in just for an office visit it will be $45." That's what they dispense basic medicine for a basic fee, it's simple.

Dr Sadler: "That's what the clinic does and I like the concept." Brian Boden: "Most of the patients wouldn't have access to health care if it weren't for cash clinics like this."

Because many of their patients are not accustomed to regular medical care, there is a great deal of patient education that comes with the treatment, all of it coming in a language they can understand.

The clinic is at 9761 East 31st Street. It is open Monday through Friday.