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Muslim Doctors Run Clinic to Give Free Health Care to People of All Faiths

Post by Guest on Mon Nov 27, 2017 2:25 pm

In San Bernardino, one the poorest cities in California, a group of Muslim doctors runs a medical clinic that provides health-related services to poor residents of the city.

The Al-Shifa Clinic was founded in 2000. Al-Shifa is an Arabic word for "cure."
A majority of the patients are non-Muslims.

"We are Muslims and we want to help the community," says Dr. Talat Khan, director of Al-Shifa Clinic. "It does not have to be the Muslim community because most of the people we see are Hispanic and people of other faiths. We want to help them out. Our religion tells us that we should take care of under-served."

Most of the doctors in Al-Shifa are naturalized U.S. citizens who came to the United States as refugees or immigrants from Afghanistan, Pakistan, India and elsewhere.

To tell you the truth, doctors are trained to help people regardless of their religion or what language they speak," says Dr. Khwaja Ali Sidiqui, a physician who volunteers at the clinic. "When you visit a doctor, you are his [or] her patient. We treat our patients regardless of what faith they belong to.

Dr. Talat Khan, director of the Al-Shifa Clinic Dr. Talat Khan, director of the Al-Shifa Clinic
The clinic has 16 examination rooms, and treatment extends to internal medicine, pediatrics, mental health, neurology, obstetrics gynecology, preventive medicine and dentistry. There's also a well-equipped lab.

The volunteer doctors help new medical graduates who work as interns at the clinic. One of these graduates is Eman Musili, a newly arrived immigrant from Syria.

"I also enjoy talking to the patients because a lot of them who come here, they are desperate for help because most of them do not have insurance," Musili says. "Actually, they have a lot of things going on and they need help. So that is a good experience for a medical physician."

For the patients who depend on the Al-Shifa, the clinic is a big help and a bit of a miracle.

"It is amazing," says patient Lynne Missi. "I don’t know how they do it — except that the doctors do offer their services free. They volunteer and that is amazing. They are really, really nice people to do that. I think 'Wow! Who would do that?'"

Al-Shifa is charity-based so some patients worry about losing services if the clinic runs out of funding. Doctors say that as long as donors come forward, they will be able to sustain the facility and continue provide people with much-needed services.


https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/Muslim-doctors-run-clinic-treats-needy-people-faiths-free/

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Post by Cass on Mon Nov 27, 2017 2:34 pm

Nice.

My uncle who is a doctor in the DC metro area does the same. If it wasn’t for him and his team mates those people would’ve died in some cases. They also go to Honduras every year for 2 weeks with a mobile clinic. Very proud of him.

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Post by Guest on Mon Nov 27, 2017 2:37 pm

Cass wrote:Nice.

My uncle who is a doctor in the DC metro area does the same. If it wasn’t for him and his team mates those people would’ve died in some cases. They also go to Honduras every year for 2 weeks with a mobile clinic. Very proud of him.

Thanks for sharing Cass.

Maybe you could do a piece on his work???

Write a story on this?

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Post by Cass on Mon Nov 27, 2017 2:51 pm

Didge wrote:
Cass wrote:Nice.

My uncle who is a doctor in the DC metro area does the same. If it wasn’t for him and his team mates those people would’ve died in some cases. They also go to Honduras every year for 2 weeks with a mobile clinic. Very proud of him.

Thanks for sharing Cass.

Maybe you could do a piece on his work???

Write a story on this?

Thanks.

Highly doubtful. He’s private about it except among family and his church who helps fund the trips. I asked him if he would retire soon (69 next year) and he said not likely. One of his partners is 86 and only recently went part time!!! Amazing.

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Post by Guest on Mon Nov 27, 2017 3:00 pm

Cass wrote:
Didge wrote:

Thanks for sharing Cass.

Maybe you could do a piece on his work???

Write a story on this?

Thanks.

Highly doubtful. He’s private about it except among family and his church who helps fund the trips. I asked him if he would retire soon (69 next year) and he said not likely. One of his partners is 86 and only recently went part time!!! Amazing.


You should explain to him, that such stories are insperiational and would help recruit more to do as he does.

Worth a try.

I understand why he does not want publicity, some people are private about such things.

Still, to me it would be more beneficial, if he did relate his experinces

Him and his partners are people to look up to.

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Post by Guest on Mon Nov 27, 2017 3:55 pm

Wonderful - religion should not have anything to do with treating people- we are all human beings .

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Post by smelly-bandit on Mon Nov 27, 2017 7:25 pm

Lies

California is the richest place in the world, it has no poor places.


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Post by Guest on Mon Nov 27, 2017 7:26 pm

Vicar of Dibley (vod) wrote:Wonderful - religion should not have anything to do with treating people- we are all human beings .


I agree Dibs

Its just good they are doing this to help those with less.

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Post by Original Quill on Mon Nov 27, 2017 9:09 pm

smelly-bandit wrote:Lies

California is the richest place in the world, it has no poor places.

What about Watts, and south central LA? Stockton can be quite homely. And some places in the Val may be...not ugly, but quite ordinary. It's just that the beauty of the special places overwhelms the humdrum.

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Post by smelly-bandit on Tue Nov 28, 2017 8:11 am

Original Quill wrote:
smelly-bandit wrote:Lies

California is the richest place in the world, it has no poor places.

What about Watts, and south central LA?  Stockton can be quite homely.  And some places in the Val may be...not ugly, but quite ordinary.  It's just that the beauty of the special places overwhelms the humdrum.

nope nope nope

California is paradise where everyone is living the communist socialists Marxist dream

no poverty, no wealth, no disease,no trump

just free love and brotherhood, i think California is the only place where there isn't a single gun crime or murder. in fact California hasn't experienced a single non natural death for 10,000 years



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