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National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
National Institutes of Health
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NIAMS Community Health Outreach Clinic

About the Clinic

Under the NIAMS Health Partnership Program, fellows also work at the NIAMS Community Health Center (CHC) in the Glenmont neighborhood of Silver Spring, MD. The CHC was established in 2001 as a collaborative effort between the local community and NIAMS to provide area residents access to cutting-edge specialty care and scientifically based health information, while offering clinical fellows a unique community-based learning experience in rheumatic diseases.

The CHC also operates as an extension of the rheumatology research program at the NIAMS and allows NIAMS researchers access to patients most affected by rheumatic diseases. Our clinic serves a diverse, multilingual population in Silver Spring, MD. About 50% of our patients are monolingual Spanish speakers and 75% are foreign born from more than 40 countries. The majority of our foreign born patients are from Central America, South America or the Middle East. There is a full-time Spanish interpreter to assist.

photo NIAMS CHC Physicians and Staff

Shown left to right: Dr. Christine Castro (front center) NIAMS scholar; Alice Fike, NP; JC Urdinola, clinic coordinator; Gema Souta-Adeva, translator; Dr. Mark Gourley, director; Dr. Sarthak Gupta, fellow, Dr. Adam Schiffenbauer, fellow; Dr. Michael Ward, attending physician; Isabel Ochoa-Navas (front right), medical assistant; Dr. Bridget Wang, fellow; Dr. Apostolos Kontzias, fellow; Dr. David Michel, fellow.




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This page last reviewed on June 25, 2012