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Mental health is just as important as medical care for underserved communities, and CHRISTUS St. Mary’s Clinic is seeing a greater demand for mental health services among its patients. “Mental health has not been a major focus previously in low-income communities,” said Richard Torres, CHRISTUS Foundation for HealthCare President. “COVID-19 has made it more of…

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By Sister Rosanne Popp, M.D. Medical Director, CHRISTUS St. Mary’s Clinic We hear in the news daily about the courage, endurance and dedication of front line health care workers who are battling daily to save patients’ lives during this pandemic. Indeed they are the heroes of the COVID war. What is it like to be…

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For Nurse Practitioner Elizabeth Ryan, working at CHRISTUS Point of Light Clinic “is a privilege.” Born in Maryland and raised in Atlanta, Ryan moved to Houston in 2003.  Prior to seeking her Masters, she earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the Medical College of Georgia and then worked in various nursing capacities for…

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In 1905, the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word established Houston’s first nursing school, the St. Joseph’s School of Nursing. The Sisters provided all of the instruction to a small group of initial students. Years later when the time came to move the program to a Bachelor of Science degree, the Sisters collaborated with…

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Recently, a 12-year-old girl came into CHRISTUS St. Mary’s Clinic with skin lesions on her face. While not large or disfiguring, she wanted to know if Dr. Popp and her team could help her get rid of them before she went back to school. She was concerned the kids to make fun of her or…

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