Cultural Competence

As a newer member of the team at Mazzoni Center Family and Community Medicine, I’m frequently scheduled to see new patients. In many ways this provides me with a unique vantage into the populations we serve. I am consistently struck by the high number of patients, especially women, who tell me they haven’t seen a health care provider in many years, or they have delayed necessary medical care due to inconsistent insurance coverage or negative experiences with the health care system. Given what I know about the mainstream health care system, I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised... More