Meet our new volunteer ~~~ Jesse Villarreal.
He was a patient with high blood pressure, high A1C, and his health was declining. Through educational diabetes classes, he is managing his health, controlling his diabetes with no insulin, and dropped a few pounds! He always promised to become a volunteer and “Give Back” when his health was better. He is now a volunteer with Mission of Mercy and assists with set up and break down of our clinic site locations with equipment and supplies! Welcome and Thank You Jesse!
Thanks to our volunteer-based, physician-centered model of service, Mission of Mercy is able to treat large numbers of patients in a dignified and comprehensive manner with a small paid staff. All volunteer and paid physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners have an active license and are either already insured or covered through Mission of Mercy’s medical malpractice policy.
Mission of Mercy’s physician volunteers often sign up to work at the same clinic each month, allowing for development of a strong doctor/patient relationship. In addition to doctors, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and nurses, other volunteers include interpreters, registration workers, hospitality workers, drivers, and data entry personnel. Currently, 80 lay and professional volunteers donate time and services to Mission of Mercy patients. If you would like to become a volunteer, call 361-883-5500 or email Angie Martinez at firstname.lastname@example.org.