BVMI is fortunate to have an incredible group of internists, specialists, nurse practitioners, and nurses who take care of our patients on a daily basis. These professionals generously donate their time and talent to make sure that people who don’t have insurance still have access to free, quality healthcare.
Many patients coming to BVMI for the first time haven’t seen a doctor in several years. First, they undergo a complete lab workup, and then see a doctor or nurse practitioner. That first appointment – which lasts an hour – is crucial for establishing trust with the patient. Their provider spends time getting to know them as a person first, then conducts a complete physical exam. They then prescribe medication or refer the patient out for testing or to see a specialist.