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Winter 2018

The career development quarterly for physicians of all specialties, PracticeLink Magazine provides readers with feature articles, compensation stats, helpful job search tips—as well as recruitment ads from organizations across the U.S.

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62 W INTER 2018 PracticeLink.com features Serving stateside: The Health Wagon You do not have to go overseas to make a tangible impact in the lives of patients who lack access to health care. The Health Wagon, a nonprofit based in southwest Virginia, is just one of the many organizations working to provide free, accessible care. They offer a wide array of volunteer opportunities that do not require international travel, and are ideal for a physician's busy schedule. "We serve the most vulnerable in our population that do not have access to health care," explains Ashley Fleming, outreach coordinator for The Health Wagon. "The Health Wagon, with its mobile clinic and two stationary clinics, has remained a pioneer in the delivery of health care in the central Appalachian region for more than three decades." "The Health Wagon is probably the gold standard as far as the volunteer free clinic," says Ernani Sadural, M.D., director of global health at RWJBarnabas Health and co-founder and chief medical officer at l I g Global. "It's just run by extremely dedicated, compassionate people, then add in the southern charm of the people that work in The Health Wagon with the beauty of the landscape of Appalachia." The Health Wagon's largest annual event, a three- day health clinic, happens every July in Wise, Virginia. They find creative ways to work with the resources available. The event is held at a community fairgrounds, providers see patients in barns, and the pharmacy is Ernani Sadural, M.D., serves central Appalachia through The Health Wagon. Of the experience, he says: "One comes back enriched and invigorated, hopefully even renewed in their faith in their life's work and purpose." · Photo by Timothy Beckford - I h NY Concierge See this issue's physicians in exclusive video interviews at Facebook.com/PracticeLink

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