RAM Continues to Fill a Void

RAM Continues Filling a Void

While the Legislature resists expanding Medicaid, Remote Area Medical treats the area’s uninsured at Chilhowee Park.

by scott barker • February 4, 2019

Diane Wood of Maryville shows the arteriovenous fistula in her left arm to a group of Remote Area Medical volunteers and talks about the dangers of diabetes at the RAM clinic in the Jacob Building at Chilhowee Park.

By the end of the day on Sunday, volunteers with Remote Area Medical had seen 1,533 patients during its 3-day clinic in the Jacob Building at Chilhowee Park. It was RAM’s 1,000th expedition, as the nonprofit calls its free clinics, since its founding by the late Stan Brock in 1985.
Rather than expansion, recent legislative action will likely shrink TennCare enrollment.
On Saturday, Frankie Fommeour shuffled to the medical screening area tucked...

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