Updated: January 23, 2013
The Department of Family Medicine is committed to being a resource for quality, cost-effective care for families from all cultural and socioeconomic communities. This fund will support exceptional patient care, especially to the underserved population. Some of the vital programs supported by this fund include faculty and resident physician services at the Migrant Worker Health Clinic, the Homeless Shelter Clinic, the Hope Clinic, Japanese Family Health Program, Ypsilanti East Middle School Wellness Center, and The Corner Health Center.
Japanese Family Health Program Fund - View the Japanese Family Health Program website
“He [Dr. Wagar] never denied treatment to anyone even in hard economic times. He was sensitive to his patients’ emotional needs and knew how important it was to them to keep their pride. He would accept whatever they could pay for their medical care. Often, he was paid in food. Once, he received four hand-carved ducks signed in pencil by his patient, which I now treasure.”
- Christine Stevens, Dr. Wagar’s daughter. She and her husband, Jim, established the Spencer H. Wagar, M.D. Endowment Fund in honor of her father’s life in medicine and his profound caring for others. The distributions for this fund are currently supporting opportunities at Ypsilanti East Middle School Health Center that serves a diverse group of adolescents and has been designated as a high-risk school.
I was excited about the increase in the number of medical students electing to rotate through YpsilantiEastMiddleSchoolWellnessCenter (YEMSWC) who are discovering what an excellent learning opportunity it is to work with the unserved and underserved populations in the community. As you know, the rewards of working with the underserved population are tremendous, and I am grateful I can share this experience with the students.
- Jamie Weinstein, M.D., U-M. Department of Family Medicine, and the committed doctor at YEMSWC from 2003-2007
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