San Diego County Medical Society Foundation

Rating: 4.82 stars   39 reviews

Issues: Health

Location: 5575 Ruffin Rd Ste 250 San Diego CA 92123 USA

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2011 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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EIN 95-2568714
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Rating: 5 stars  

Gift of site given to the uninsured mothers, fathers, sons, and daughters of our community through this program is a great testimony to its effectiveness.

Wish this program continued success.

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I am honored to work with the Project Access of the San Diego County Medical Society to provide care for the uninsured of our community.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Growth of the project Access would result in more opportunity for greater efficient care for the unisured.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I have seen indigent patients as a volunteer physician for the San Diego County Medical Society's Project Access. This charity is very well organized and effective at making sure patients receiving free care through their volunteer physicians and hospitals are truly in need and have no other resources. The patients I've treated are extremely appreciative and Project Access is indispensable in setting up the ancillary services patients need but cannot afford. This is a most rewarding endeavor, for the patients as well as the volunteers!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

seeing the very grateful patients and their families.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I wish they could have every San Diego physician on the program.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Our Surgeon volunteers her time to perform surgeries for Project Access Patients. It is extremely easy for our office staff to set up the Patient's consultation and surgery with the help from the Project Access staff. The Patients are always prepared and on time when they come to our office. It has been a pleasure to provide a much needed service to the Patients of Project Access. We enjoy volunteering to help people in our community and Project Access does an amazing job facilitating our volunteer services. Project Access is an asset to the people of San Diego.

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Patients that we see

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Love to see them grow and to be able to help a larger amount of people in the San Diego area who are in need.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Project Access is an amazing organization. They make it very easy for our doctors at ENT Associates of San Diego to volunteer and help the people in our community that dont have access to medical care.
We are proud to be part of such an organization

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Rating: 3 stars  

My job as a volunteer was a traslator, it's is so important than patients can understand their Doctor 's instructions of how to take care of themselfs after surgery, how to contact their Doctors in case of complications and follow up appoinments and or treatments.
I feel so good that I was able to help and be part of that important task.

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I feel great be able to help patients and their families to feel comfortable during a very stresfull situation as a surgery of a family member.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Just promote your program, so you have even more volunteers.

 
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Rating: 3 stars  

I am an ENT specialist. I welcome the opportunity to give back to the community by volunteering for Project Access San Diego through the San Diego County Medical Society Foundation. Project Access arranges for free transportation and translation services and provides me with the necessary medical information for the patient.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

no suggestions at this time

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I feel truly honored to care for my patients through Project Access. Because these women have significant medical problems, they are sincerely grateful for the medical care and treatment. I am impressed with the workup that has been done before they see me, the records that are sent, and the translator they bring with them to help the process. Project Access makes it simple to order labs, send specimens to pathology, and arrange for hospital coverage of care. I am so grateful for the kind notes of gratitude from these special patients. I have been looking for a way to give such care for years, and Project Access has made it happen.
Thank you.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

See above for Project Access

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Nothing comes to mind.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

As a member of a dermatology group that sees Project Access patients I feel privileged to be able to help those in the community who are having skin problems that require specialized care but who do not have the resources to see a dermatologist on their own.
The patients we have seen have had challenging problems that we fortunately were able to resolve, greatly enhancing their quality of life and giving us volunteer dermatologists great professional satisfaction. Thanks to Project Access San Diego for developing this program. One of the specific examples was a woman who had a widespread rash that proved to be a contact dermatitis, cured when the offending substance was discovered and eliminated from her life.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Seeing patients in consultation.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Get more doctors involved in the Project by publicizing this volunteer organization and having participating doctors speak to their colleagues at meetings of their specialty societies.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

As an Orthopedic Surgeon, providing care for patients with pain or deformity in the musculo-skeletal system often requires more than an office visit. It requires a trip to the operating room and assurance of post-op visits. The value of the Project Access supported by SDCMS is their ability to pull together partners from the community (OR rooms, all the nursing and anesthesia staff) to make it happen. A great resource for those in our community who have fallen through the cracks.

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Patient outcomes

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Encourage more of my colleagues to participate

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

The gratification I receive from treating needy patients through San Diego County Medical Society Foundation's Project Access is unparalleled. The appreciation patients with awfully crippling arthritis show is worth far more than any copayment or insurance reimbursement can provide. The program facilitates the scheduling, visit and follow up in the comfort of our own office, lessening the burden of time required to see these patients in other settings. This program reminds me of the basic reasons I chose medicine as a career.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the benefit it brings to patients who would otherwise not have access to care

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

expand its use and publicize its existence to more community clinics

 
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