In 1967 Baldwin Family Health Care (BFHC) was established in Baldwin as the state’s first community health center and the nation’s third to provide primary care services. Since that time, the organization has grown and expanded its services and its reach in serving the health care needs of residents in Newaygo, Lake, Wexford and Missaukee counties.
The eleven locations provide multiple services under one roof such as medical, dental, optical, behavioral health, pharmacy, lab, and radiology. Multiple services ensure those who seek care can make one stop for easy accessibility for all their health care needs. This delivery system of care improves health, saves lives and is cost-efficient.
Michigan State University College of Human Medicine students Sarah Robbins and Rohit Abraham share a passion for helping underserved patients and both recently learned they will receive awards to help them realize that goal.
Robbins, a fourth-year student who will graduate in May, will receive a $120,000 Students to Service Scholarship from the National Health Service Corps for her commitment to work in an underserved community for three years.
Family Health Care Vision Team in White Cloud
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
BALDWIN, Michigan – Family Health Care (FHC) is pleased to announce a new team in White Cloud that will help you take a look at eye care possibilities. The Vision Center Optometrists are happy to see you today or tomorrow, or whatever works best for your schedule.
Dr. Krystyna Sherman, O.D., is now on staff and providing comprehensive eye examinations to determine patient’s eye care needs.
Know the Risks of Over the Counter Medications
BALDWIN, Michigan – Every day millions of people use over-the-counter (OTC) medications for relief from such things as headaches, coughs, colds and many other health concerns. Even though these products are widely available and easy to use, it’s important to note that these medications do have risks if used incorrectly.
Family Health Care’s pharmacists are medication experts with years of experience and advanced training regarding the interactions of OTC medications with prescription medications and how they can work together to improve your health. They can help you learn how to take your medications properly and the possible dangers of the medicines you take.
How to Dispose of Unused Medications – Safely
BALDWIN, Michigan – If you have unused prescriptions, what’s the best way to get rid of them? Although common, flushing and throwing away medications is not recommended. Flushing and throwing away medications increase chances of environmental harm and accidental poisoning.
According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), over 82% of American adults take at least one medication and most Americans take many medications.