I have volunteered as an RN for the Smith Clinic. During my time there I was amazed and impressed by the level of skill of both the doctors and nurses. Their knowledge and expertise were exceptional. I was also most impressed by the compassion shown to the patients. Everyone was treated professionally and with respect. I haven't been able to volunteer lately but my husband and I are sponsors and will continue to be involved. It is so wonderful to know that there is such a well-organized and much needed resource for people in our community. I am also thankful that there are such caring people in our area. The office staff is so helpful and able to keep things running despite busy days. I really enjoyed my time there and hope to be able to return soon!
I never knew the work the clinic did until I volunteer. I was very impressed and blown away when I saw the professional Doctor & Nurses volunteering of their time in order that people with no insurance can get medical care. They were way ahead of themselves before there was ever Obama Care, they were providing this service to people in need. They are so caring from the professionals as well as the volunteers. God Bless the work they do , they are their brother keeper by doing .
I have been involved with Smith Medical Clinic since 1995 and am sure that my life and the lives of those the clinic serves has been totally enriched by this free medical clinic. Mrs. Nancy and Dr. Cathcart Smith were an amazing team with a heart to help others when they retired from his busy medical practice in Conway, SC. Dr. Smith never met a stranger and certainly the patients he saw never left the clinic as a stranger. Patients still feel this way after 25 years of serving those folks without health insurance. Sometimes the wait is long but it is almost guaranteed you will get the attention you need and deserve. We all love what we do here and the folks served appreciate the time and energy spent. What a blessing to staff, volunteers and patients.
As a new resident and volunteer at the Smith Medical Clinic, I am in awe of the staff, volunteer doctors, nurses and other volunteers, and very happy to be able to make a contribution to this enormous and much needed community effort. Patients are treated with the best possible care and utmost respect and concern for their specific situation. It's very rewarding to see the love and respect accorded to the patients and from the patients to the caregivers. I hope to continue volunteering at the clinic for a very long time. I am grateful our community cares so much for others who are less fortunate.
I HAVE BEEN VOLUNTEERING AT THE SMITH CLINIC FOR 5 YEARS. ALL THE VOLUNTEERS ARE EXTREMELY DEDICATED TO HELPING THE LESS FORTUNATE IN OUR COMMUNITY. IT GIVES SUCH MEANING TO MY LIFE TO BE ABLE TO HELP SO MANY NEEDY PEOPLE.
I have been volunteering with the Smith Medical Clinic for several months now. The Smith Clinic helps fill a large need in our community for care for the uninsured. With the excellent leadership of the director and nurses, along with the many volunteers who help with getting patients qualified for pharmaceutical assistance and food support, there are many patients at Smith Clinic who are better controlled on their blood pressure, diabetes, and other chronic conditions than the patients are who HAVE insurance. In a tourism-dependent area, it is amazing how many of the people who make everyone's vacation possible are struggling to get the healthcare they need. Smith Clinic helps fill this gap.
Smith Medical Clinic works to improve the physical, mental and emotional health for the uninsured in Georgetown County. The staff, in cooperation with the many volunteers, work together to provide friendly, knowledgable, and professional care. Always willing to help, Smith Clinic is a welcoming comfortable place for the many folks that seek out its services. I am proud to be a part of it.
I have been a volunteer at the clinic for over a year. The services they offer to our low income patients is as good as people that have insurance. The doctors and nurses show great care and concern for the patients and give them quality medical care. The staff is great to work with as are the volunteers. This is my way of giving back to the community I care about.
smith clinic is a place i have been involved eoti for over 20 years.. i have served as a nurse i all acpects of the clinic. it is my may of giving back to the community. the clinic help me to help others who are less fortunate than i. i ahve seen the clinic grow from a small 8 foot wide trailer to a facility that offers a multitude of services form general medical care , womens health, orthopaedics and minor surgery. smith clinic is a place that the uninsured relys on for complete care. i amm honored to be a nurse at this facility.
The Smith Clinic has been serving the community for years and just keeps getting better! While volunteering as a Registered Nurse, I notice efficiency, caring, teamwork, dedication to excellence and a very warm courteous respectful atmosphere. I recently started working full time again so my volunteer hours are very limited and I sure miss being able to be there! This non profit is GREAT.
Oftentimes volunteers never have a chance to see results of our efforts. That's not the case at Smith Medical Clinic. Patients are openly appreciative of the services available. As a volunteer, i appreciate my interaction time with patients and fellow volunteers. The environment at Smith Clinic is mutually satisfying. What a great deal!
I volunteer as a mental health counselor at Smith Medical Clinic and am always moved by the level of commitment I experience there on the part of staff for the underprivileged, the over-burdened and the misdirected. As tears came to my eyes this morning with the news of Obama's victory, my faith is strengthened that goodness operates intuitively in the wings and that its agenda will not be diced by the loudest or best heeled. Smith Clinic for me is a quiet and dedicated beacon of that challenge.
I finally was able to retire and do what I always wanted to do--volunteer on a weekly basis. I have been volunteering at Smith Medical Clinic for over 6 years and have received more than I ever thought about giving!!! Smith is more than a free clinic, it is emotional stability to some. I have seen patients who are so happy to finally get a little relief from their medical problems that they are crying when they leave. Patients at Smith receive the most wonderful care and are treated with respect. I sometimes wish I could be a patient as these patients receive more attention that I get from my medical provider. The volunteers are not there to receive a paycheck and to get their hours in, they are there because they want to help. I am proud to be a volunteer at Smith Medical Clinic.
I have been a volunteer at the Smith Medical Clinic for the past two years. The clinic provides much needed help to so many in our area with no insurance. As our patients arrive each week when I am working, they are so thankful for the quality medical assistance they receive from our providers. The clinic is expanding the services for our patients at a time when more help is needed. I am honored to be able to volunteer at the Smith Medical Clinic.
I have been a nurse for almost 30 years. I work part time in an operating room close by and also at an aesthetics office and then I volunteer 2-4 days per month at the clinic, when the volunteer surgeons are there. I can honestly say, that Smith Medical Clinic gives our patients excellent, personalized care. I really feel we give better care than we receive at our own private insurance-covered offices ourselves. We love our patients and they depend on us for their primary care and assistance in more than medical problems. Our doctors, PA's, nurse practitioners and volunteer nurses and office staff are so caring and compassionate and whether we are regulating diabetes or hypertension, doing surgical procedures, GYN exams, or giving medications or vaccinations, our patients never cease to tell us how much they appreciate us and some even say that we have saved their lives or changed things for them that they never dreamed possible. The surgeries Drs. Kramer and Hentz do range from removing small skin tags to dangerous skin cancers, draining infected wounds and evaluating problems that patients may have and then referring them to local surgeons who take some of our patients and do major procedures at the hospitals. We removed a very large keloid from a patient's ear area and he had not been able to sleep on that side or even hold a phone to it for years before that. We have removed fatty tumors, debrided infectious wounds, etc. and have done things that would have cost them thousands of dollars that they don't have, and they would not have gotten taken care of, were it not for us. Our community is so supportive and we are well known here. Being my 3rd job as mentioned earlier, I can honestly say that the satisfaction and rapport with my fellow staff and our patients are sometimes more rewarding than at my paying jobs. Smiles, compassion, skilled care and dedication among my co-workers, as well as our patients' kindness and gratitude, are some of the many positives that are priceless in life.
I volunteered in the office at Smith Clinic for about a year before having to leave for personal reasons. My experience was extremely rewarding. One of my jobs was to interview staff, volunteers and patients to write brief biographies for the website and newsletter. In all three areas I encountered positive, often glowing, responses for all that the clinic does. I was impressed! The patients were extremely touched by the caring attitude of the staff and the staff was equally grateful for the opportunity to help people who truly needed them. Georgetown County is indeed fortunate to have such a facility.
I have been volunteering at Smith Medical Clinic for 5+ years watching it grow by leaps and bounds. More services have been introduced which is a definite plus for our patients. The staff works very well together and I myself have learned so much, just by volunteering. The joy and satisfaction of the patients we treat is overwhelming. The folks of Georgetown county that are our patients are treated professionally and with a caring heart.
I am a local cardiologist who volunteers at the clinic here in Pawleys island. Charlotte Moore and the other members of the staff are all angels. The service and care they provide for patients is amazing. I consider it a privilege to help out with patient care and I am honored to serve on the staff at the clinic.
I am a retired R.N that has recently started volunteering at the Smith Clinic. It has been very rewarding to be able to share my services with the community. I have been impressed at the gratitude of the patients and friendliness of the other volunteers and staff. I am very thankful to have found the Smith Clinic.
I have been an R.N at the clinic for 41/2 yrs. it is the most rewarding nursing experience in my 35 yr. career. We offer a wide range of services to our uninsured community members. Most of the staff are volunteers and are so generous with their time and their concern for those of us that are less fortunate. Our patients truely appreciate the care they receive with thanks and hugs and at times tears. Not only do we give and nanage care we educate with diabetes educators, registerd dieticians and psychtherapists. We have a pharmacy and a food pantry which makes geting medications easier and help to feed those housholds who are unable to buy groceries weekly. Smith Medical Clinic is a rewarding, special place and i am proud to be one of their nurses.