A Heart for Preventing Hypertension

A Heart for Preventing Hypertension

 July 11, 2022

Avondale Clinic benefits from American Heart Association’s Target BP program Dr. John Raife, an emergency physician, spent his career caring for vulnerable populations in metro Phoenix via his work in the emergency departments at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center and Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center for 45 years. His passion for heart health and more »

Mesa Clinic Assists Kenyan Woman with Life-Saving Medications

Mesa Clinic Assists Kenyan Woman with Life-Saving Medications

 May 18, 2022

Many of Mission of Mercy’s patients are referrals from current or former patients who hear about the services MOM provides from friends or loved ones. That was the case for Johanna*, 49, who was born in Kenya and came to Arizona in February 2021 to visit her sister, who was graduating from nursing school. For more »

MOM Type 2 Diabetes Patient Battles Unhealthy Weight Loss with Support

MOM Type 2 Diabetes Patient Battles Unhealthy Weight Loss with Support

 March 11, 2022

Seven months of focused healthcare and prescription medications is what it took to change Thomas’ life and put him on the path to a healthier future. Thomas* first came to Mission of Mercy’s clinic at North Phoenix Baptist Church in June of 2021 around his 57th birthday after losing his job, and consequently his health more »

Elisa’s Story: Produce Bags Support Diabetes Patients

Elisa’s Story: Produce Bags Support Diabetes Patients

 November 11, 2021

Clinic days are always packed, with many patients arriving as staff and volunteers first set up. By noon, the rush has passed and our on-site diabetes educator, Cecilia Chapman, RDN, CDCES is preparing to leave. One recent clinic day saw Cecilia running late. She happened to still be on site when a patient walked into more »

Empowering Patients: Lee and Chandra

Empowering Patients: Lee and Chandra

 September 30, 2021

Glendale residents Lee and Chandra have been married for 33 years and have six children along with demanding work schedules. Although they are both gainfully employed, like millions of Americans, they find themselves unable to afford healthcare and ineligible for government assistance. “The monthly premiums are like a mortgage payment and the deductibles make it more »

Restoring Dignity: Meet Lee Ann Frade

Restoring Dignity: Meet Lee Ann Frade

 August 23, 2021

When Lee Ann Frade lost her job in 2010 and was on crutches due to a work-related injury, she found it impossible to find a new job. Her husband was also out of work and they scraped together their last $80 to get a doctor’s appointment with the hope of helping her qualify for disability. more »