Medical Services

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Treatment:

People who are accepted as patients at the Clinic receive comprehensive care based upon their medical needs. Services that might be provided include doctor visits, specialty doctor visits, diagnostic tests, laboratory work, therapy and surgeries.

 

 

Dr. Abilio Milo is semi-retired physician. He is pictured with Harvard student intern, Krystle Leung

Salsacize Dancing - On Friday mornings, you can hear the beat of Salsacize as patients dance along with Lewis University instructors

On Friday mornings, you can hear the beat of Salsacize as patients dance along with Lewis University instructors

WGMC nurse Deb Cowger talks to a patient with diabetes about the importance of monitoring blood sugar levels.

WGMC nurse Deb Cowger talks to a patient with diabetes about the importance of monitoring blood sugar levels.

 

 

Patient Education:

Patient education is a very important component of care at the Clinic. Providing patients with tools that help them to be partners in improving their own health is an important part of the plan of care for each individual. Patients are given the opportunity to meet with nurses and dietitians, and health professional students to further discuss their health needs. Patients are encouraged to schedule special appointments for chronic illness or wellness counseling. The Clinic offers a Wellness Program for patients and the community. It offers free Zumba classes twice per week and rotating nutrition counseling or mental health seminars once per month. The Clinic also holds special community health screenings, such as the Heart Health Fair on Valentine’s Day weekend, where patients can have their blood pressure, A1C, BMI, and cholesterol checked. In collaboration with Lewis University, the Clinic hosts an exercise program called Salsacise, which was originally designed for diabetics but is now open to all patients.

Dr. Abilio Milo is semi-retired physician. He volunteers once a week. He is pictured with Harvard student intern, Krystle Leung. She is a pre-medical student that helped implement the Clinic’s electronic health record system.

Caption: Clinic patients and community members participate in Zumba a component of the Wellness Program.  “Before Zumba, I could not keep up with my kids. Now I have lost 15 pounds and my knees feel better and I can run.”

Caption: Clinic patients and community members participate in Zumba a component of the Wellness Program.
“Before Zumba, I could not keep up with my kids. Now I have lost 15 pounds and my knees feel better and I can run.”

How to apply for patient status?

In keeping with the vision of its founders to provide comprehensive medical care, individuals must meet eligibility requirements and apply for patient status. The clinic must also be able to access medical volunteers, who can provide appropriate services for the patient. (See the Patient Eligibility form).

–> How to become a Patient Form

Related services

  • CDC’s National Diabetes Prevention Program http://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/prevention/index.htm)
  • Diabetes Education
  • Wellness Program
  • Free Zumba Classes, Mondays and Thursdays at 6:30pm
    Currently being held in the gym at the Spanish Community Center, 309 N Eastern Ave, Joliet, IL 60432
  • Salsacize classes (call for dates)
  • Healthy Lifestyle Education
  • Chronic Illness Counseling
  • 4 pillars of health: Nutrition, exercise, sleep and stress management

 

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