Sunday Conversation with … Dr. Charles Moore Founder of community health center seeks to educate as well as hea

  • Ann Hardie
  •   For the AJC

12:00 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013  Metro Atlanta / State news





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As a new doctor at Grady Health System, Dr. Charles Moore, an ear, nose and throat specialist, began seeing an inordinate number of uninsured patients with advanced head and throat cancers, cancers that could have been treated easily if diagnosed early. Somebody needs to do something about this, he thought. “One day, I realized that maybe it should be me,” Moore said. Almost a decade later, Moore, who practices and teaches medicine at Grady and Emory Healthcare, is founder and CEO of the HEALing Community Center in southwest Atlanta. The center, which draws on doctors and students from across Atlanta, offers some 5,000 patients a year a comprehensive menu of services, from general medical care to mental health, cardiology to pulmonology, OBGYN to pediatrics. Its community outreach focuses on nutrition and healthy living and a dental program is in the works. The HEALing Community Center was recognized recently by the Georgia Department of Public Health and the Partner Up! for Public Health Campaign....

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