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Upcoming Event: Fashion for a Cause!

Sep 28, 2023 Comments Off on Upcoming Event: Fashion for a Cause!
February 23 @ 9:23 am

A Day to Look Good – and Feel Even Better. BIFMC’S Annual Fashion for a Cause and Sip n Shop will take place from 11am -2pm on Wednesday, November 29, 2023 at The River Course Ballroom on Kiawah Island. This annual event features a sip & shop, live runway event and fashion…

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Black History Month: African American Pioneers in Medicine

Feb 1, 2020 Comments Off on Black History Month: African American Pioneers in Medicine
February 23 @ 9:23 am

In celebration of Black History Month, here are a few profiles on notable African American pioneers in medicine. These men and women persevered against astounding racial and political odds of their time to become establishing pillars in the medical field. James McCoune Smith (1813-1865) The first African American to earn…

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I’m In an Abusive Relationship – Should I Tell My Doctor?

Mar 26, 2018 Comments Off on I’m In an Abusive Relationship – Should I Tell My Doctor?
February 23 @ 9:23 am

  If you are experiencing domestic or partner violence, it is important to know how and where to seek help. Can you talk to your doctor about your situation without judgement or legal intervention? In most cases (barring child or elder abuse), discussing your experiences with your physician is confidential under…

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How To Do A Self Breast Examination

Oct 3, 2017 Comments Off on How To Do A Self Breast Examination
February 23 @ 9:23 am

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and a perfect reason to start a monthly regimen of self breast examinations to detect any abnormalities or changes in the breast tissue. According to The National Cancer Institute, approximately 12.4% of women will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point in their life –…

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BIFMC Announces New Clinic Construction

Jul 27, 2017 Comments Off on BIFMC Announces New Clinic Construction
February 23 @ 9:23 am

Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic is thrilled to announce immediate plans to begin construction of a large, seven-exam room free medical facility where clinic medical staff will continue to serve the health and wellness needs of uninsured adults who reside or work on Johns, James, and Wadmalaw Islands. Construction will…

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Dr. Jim Hayes Featured in Charleston’s ‘Healthlinks’ Magazine

May 18, 2017 Comments Off on Dr. Jim Hayes Featured in Charleston’s ‘Healthlinks’ Magazine
February 23 @ 9:23 am

Dr. Jim Hayes, Board of Directors Chair and volunteer physician for Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic, was featured recently in the May/June edition of Charleston’s Healthlinks Magazine. The piece, entitled “Doctors Who Give Back” by Anne Toole, highlighted the doctors who “make a difference in their patients’ lives every day” by…

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I [Heart] Recipes: The Sweetest ‘Lightly Sweetened’ Carrot Cake

Apr 11, 2017 Comments Off on I [Heart] Recipes: The Sweetest ‘Lightly Sweetened’ Carrot Cake
February 23 @ 9:23 am

It’s hard to resist the sweet pastel array of Easter goodies. So why bother? This simple, refreshingly light carrot cake is satisfying without the added sugars and carbohydrates – and a hearty protein helping to boot. Enjoy with a light dusting of confectionary sugar and your own decorative touch, or a dollop…

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Cynthia Cronk Featured in Volunteer Spotlight

Mar 14, 2017 Comments Off on Cynthia Cronk Featured in Volunteer Spotlight
February 23 @ 9:23 am

Each month, BIFMC shines a spotlight on one of our many exceptional clinic volunteers. From medical staff to voluntary file clerks, Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic is able to provide a warm, caring and expert primary medical home to hundreds of uninsured patients. The residents and workers of our Lowcountry community are cared for and…

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Blackbaud Features BIFMC in NonProfit Video Campaign

Mar 7, 2017 Comments Off on Blackbaud Features BIFMC in NonProfit Video Campaign
February 23 @ 9:23 am

Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic was featured recently as a part of a video campaign produced by cloud software company Blackbaud. The campaign is geared towards other growing nonprofits, including both Blackbaud customers and prospects. Last fall, Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic launched a new, user-friendly website designed to help patients…

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BIFMC Community Pillar Profile: Dr. Victor Agusta

Feb 3, 2017 Comments Off on BIFMC Community Pillar Profile: Dr. Victor Agusta
February 23 @ 9:23 am

While Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic counts its blessings to receive the voluntary time and dedication of a physician like Dr. Victor Agusta, he is fact is one of those rare humble spirits who considers the pleasure to be all his. “If the Clinic is the miracle,” wrote Barbara Burgess…

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