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Developing Life Skills For Independence

For Jesse Jaynes, UTMB-Galveston’s collaborations with area non-profits led her to CHRISTUS Our Daily Bread. Jaynes is pursuing her doctorate in Occupational Therapy. Occupational therapy is a holistic, client-centered profession that assists individuals in performing occupations, such as getting dressed, brushing teeth and hair, social situations and more. “An OT addresses the physical, cognitive, emotional, and spiritual factors that affect…

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Generous Donation Secured By Volunteer Physician

In addition to the primary care patients receive at CHRISTUS St. Mary’s Clinic, they also have access to podiatry care, when needed. Podiatrist Dr. David Wolf has volunteered at St. Mary’s Clinic for a number of years. “He is always looking for ways to provide services and podiatric supplies for our patients,” Sister Rosanne Popp,…

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WHEN THE SOUL NEEDS HEALING

Partnerships make a major impact in our patients’ health and having Catholic Charities as our partner in mental health services is such an important part of CHRISTUS St. Mary’s Clinic. Sister Rosanne Popp, M.D. recently cared for a new patient who had come for a “check up.” Upon entering the exam room, she saw a…

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Friends Telling Friends

by Sister Rosanne Popp, M.D. CHRISTUS St. Mary’s Clinic On a recent visit to the clinic, one of my patients, Maria, was coming for the results of her annual wellness exam and mammogram. She related that she had a friend, Susie*, had not had a checkup in over four years. Susie was worried because she…

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CHRISTUS Healthy Living Mobile Clinics Brings Much-Needed Vaccines To Afghan Refugees

Last fall, CHRISTUS  Healthy Living Mobile Clinics partnered with Catholic Charities and Interfaith Ministries to aid in the resettlement efforts of Afghan refugees arriving in Houston. While housing and food were immediate needs, healthcare was equally as critical. Prior to arrival in Houston, families came through military bases, where they received healthcare services including initial…

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