The Free Clinic hosted by Lubbock Impact is a nonprofit community clinic that provides free medical and dermatologic care to the uninsured population of Lubbock since 2009. In a prior retrospective chart analysis, we found that the uninsured patients that present in our clinic have a higher incidence of non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC) than the national average; we would like to continue to evaluate the incidence of NMSC in this population to better understand the effects that their barriers to care have on their health while also providing them with dermatologic care. Our proposal requests for funding to obtain medical supplies and pathology lab processing fees which would assist us in diagnosing and treating NMSC in this vulnerable patient population.
Removing barriers to dermatologic care of the uninsured
The Free Clinic
Ashley Sturgeon, MD
Dermatologic Patient Access to Care