Our Clinic Staff
MARCUS BOYD SHOOK, MD
As a clinic volunteer Boyd has worked almost every Saturday for 19 years. He directs other volunteers and advises them about each one’s role in this clinic. He treats almost 200 patients with the help of other volunteers each Saturday. He orders medication each week after discussing the medication needs with the pharmacy volunteers. He also orders supplies as needed. During the week, he arranges referrals to specialists if possible. Boyd has developed an electronic medical record system that keeps track of medication utilization, patients seen, and diagnoses established.
Thanks to the Diagnostic Laboratory of Oklahoma (DLO) we are able to provide laboratory testing to our patients. Since 2006, DLO has been donating their services to our Manos Juntas Clinic. This contribution has been of incredible help and one of our most important inputs. It allows us to have better control of chronic illnesses. It has enabled us to monitor efficiently the status of diabetic and lipid management. With the lab test reports we have been able to prescribe medications that must be monitored for side effects.
DAT AND JENNIFER PHAM
The Manos Juntas Pharmacy is stocked with generic medications needed for chronic disease management. The medicines are purchased wholesale and provided in adequate quantity. Pharmacists and pharmacy students distribute the medicines to our patients and maintain adequate inventory on just-in-time basis. We have an electronic medical record that serves as a prescription and inventory ordering tool.
The Manos Juntas Clinic aims to provide high quality healthcare free of charge to needed individuals, but our resources are very limited. However, our clinic works in collaboration with other free clinics and medicine schools in the region for specialty referrals when needed. Depending on the diagnosis and proven limited resources of our patients, we try to make arrangements with specialized physicians.
I have lived in Oklahoma all my life except for four years that I was in the Navy during the Vietnam war. I worked for 26 years for Kerr-McGee Corporation as a computer programmer and retired in 1994. I have almost always volunteered at something. I spent 16 years volunteering at Contact (now Heartline), a telephone service where anyone with any problem can call and find a listening ear to hear them. I helped with a food pantry that provided food to persons living with AIDS for five years, and helped with the Church of the Open Arms food pantry for one year. I have volunteered at the Manos Juntas medical clinic for about five years. For the last year I have been responsible for coordinating the volunteers from Epworth UMC. We are responsible for checking in clients and organizing client files. I find the work at the Manos Juntas clinic to be very rewarding. Each time I work I am awed at seeing the work that is being done by a wonderful group of volunteers. I believe that many of the clients truly have no other viable option for getting health care. Many have chronic conditions that would significantly reduce their quality of life if they did not have the medications that are given out at this clinic.
My name is Daisy Colindres. I have a Masters Degree in General Education. Currently I am working as a teacher of Spanish and English as a Second Language at Dove Science Academy. I have worked at the Manos Juntas Free Clinic at Epworth Methodist Church for six years. My duties include preparing patient’s information folders for the doctors. Once the patients have seen the doctor, I enter all patient information, prescriptions, etc. into the computer program and return the paper work to the patient folder. Then the folders are filed and ready for patient’s next visit. Working at this clinic has been a very rewarding experience for me.