Welcome!

News Feed Item

San Diego Ophthalmologist Volunteers Eye Care Services to Those Most in Need

As a Volunteer Physician With the Project Access Program, Dr. Alison Gordon Provides Medical Treatment and Surgery Free of Cost for Uninsured Patients Who Are Most in Need

SAN DIEGO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/09/14 -- For eye surgeon Alison Gordon, MD, the opportunity to treat low-income, uninsured patients in need of ophthalmological care is very rewarding -- especially when it comes without a charge to the patient. For three and a half years, Dr. Gordon has served as a volunteer physician with Project Access San Diego, a nonprofit organization that provides low-income adults and families with health care, education, and employment services.

"I wanted to be involved in the community and somehow give back," says Dr. Gordon. "Project Access provides a nice way to do that. The patients that I've met and seen here have just been the nicest, really appreciative patients who otherwise wouldn't be able to carry on with their daily activities or work because of their vision."

As part of the San Diego Medical Society Foundation, Project Access coordinates a network of physicians and healthcare providers to treat qualified individuals in the program. Because Project Access serves uninsured, community clinic patients, the ability to receive specialist medical care and/or surgery often presents a life-changing opportunity for such patients.

"If it's something that I do, then we approve the patient and they come in for a consult and exam," says Dr. Gordon. In a recent blog post titled, "Dr. Alison Gordon Gives Back Through Project Access," the La Jolla ophthalmologist explains how she most frequently treats middle to older age adults who suffer from low-vision, glaucoma, corneal problems, or cataracts.

One patient that Dr. Gordon says she especially remembers is an elderly gentleman who was on dialysis. She monitored his glaucoma treatment and also performed cataract surgery on one eye. "He was one of my first patients and would always come [to the office] with a ride, so I got to know different members of his family," says Dr. Gordon. "We formed a good relationship because I saw him a lot. Many of the patients are Spanish-speaking, and he spoke Spanish. We would always joke because I would practice my Spanish with him." When the patient passed away several months ago, Dr. Gordon says his family sent her a letter thanking her and Gordon-Weiss-Schanzlin Vision Institute for the care he received. "It was just really special," she says. "He was a really nice, sweet guy and positive person."

Since the program began in late 2008, Project Access has donated $7.6 million in health care services and treated 2,357 patients. Dr. Gordon and Gordon-Weiss-Schanzlin Vision Institute are among 625 medical professionals, 10 hospitals, and 14 outpatient surgical centers in the San Diego County area that volunteer their time and services to the organization. By providing such patients with the ability to receive medical specialty appointments and appropriate surgical care, Project Access also helps to reduce the strain on emergency rooms, which is something that the community as a whole can benefit from.

"The organization is great to work with," says Dr. Gordon. "I would definitely recommend it [to other physicians]. There are a lot of patients out there who need different, various specialties for them to receive help. It's a very rewarding program, and something that people in the community need in order to be able to live, work, and do everything they need to do."

About Alison Gordon, MD
Dr. Alison Gordon graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University and earned her medical degree from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (formerly the Mount Sinai School of Medicine). She is an associate physician and surgeon at Gordon-Weiss-Schanzlin Vision Institute, and specializes in a variety of general ophthalmology procedures including cataract surgery with intraocular lens implants, glaucoma management, and corneal diseases. Dr. Gordon is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Medical Association. She is available for interview upon request.

For more information about Gordon-Weiss-Schanzlin Vision Institute, please visit gwsvision.com and facebook.com/lasiksandiego.

To view the original version of this press release, click here: http://www.gwsvision.com/latest-news/san-diego-ophthalmologist-volunteers-eye-care-services-to-those-most-in-need/.

Image Available: http://www2.marketwire.com/mw/frame_mw?attachid=2564493

Add to Digg Bookmark with del.icio.us Add to Newsvine

Gordon-Weiss-Schanzlin Vision Institute
8910 University Center Lane
Ste. 800
La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92122
(858) 455-6800

Rosemont Media
Email Contact
(858) 200-0044
www.rosemontmedia.com

More Stories By Marketwired .

Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

Latest Stories
When it comes to cloud computing, the ability to turn massive amounts of compute cores on and off on demand sounds attractive to IT staff, who need to manage peaks and valleys in user activity. With cloud bursting, the majority of the data can stay on premises while tapping into compute from public cloud providers, reducing risk and minimizing need to move large files. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Scott Jeschonek, Director of Product Management at Avere Systems, discussed the IT and busine...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Dasher Technologies will exhibit at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 - Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Dasher Technologies, Inc. ® is a premier IT solution provider that delivers expert technical resources along with trusted account executives to architect and deliver complete IT solutions and services to help our clients execute their goals, plans and objectives. Since 1999, we'v...
Enterprises have taken advantage of IoT to achieve important revenue and cost advantages. What is less apparent is how incumbent enterprises operating at scale have, following success with IoT, built analytic, operations management and software development capabilities – ranging from autonomous vehicles to manageable robotics installations. They have embraced these capabilities as if they were Silicon Valley startups. As a result, many firms employ new business models that place enormous impor...
We all know that end users experience the Internet primarily with mobile devices. From an app development perspective, we know that successfully responding to the needs of mobile customers depends on rapid DevOps – failing fast, in short, until the right solution evolves in your customers' relationship to your business. Whether you’re decomposing an SOA monolith, or developing a new application cloud natively, it’s not a question of using microservices – not doing so will be a path to eventual b...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Massive Networks, that helps your business operate seamlessly with fast, reliable, and secure internet and network solutions, has been named "Exhibitor" of SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo ®, which will take place on Oct 31 - Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. As a premier telecommunications provider, Massive Networks is headquartered out of Louisville, Colorado. With years of experience under their belt, their team of...
SYS-CON Events announced today that TidalScale, a leading provider of systems and services, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 - Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. TidalScale has been involved in shaping the computing landscape. They've designed, developed and deployed some of the most important and successful systems and services in the history of the computing industry - internet, Ethernet, operating s...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Taica will exhibit at the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) Pavilion at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Taica manufacturers Alpha-GEL brand silicone components and materials, which maintain outstanding performance over a wide temperature range -40C to +200C. For more information, visit http://www.taica.co.jp/english/.
SYS-CON Events announced today that MIRAI Inc. will exhibit at the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) Pavilion at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. MIRAI Inc. are IT consultants from the public sector whose mission is to solve social issues by technology and innovation and to create a meaningful future for people.
Transforming cloud-based data into a reportable format can be a very expensive, time-intensive and complex operation. As a SaaS platform with more than 30 million global users, Cornerstone OnDemand’s challenge was to create a scalable solution that would improve the time it took customers to access their user data. Our Real-Time Data Warehouse (RTDW) process vastly reduced data time-to-availability from 24 hours to just 10 minutes. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Mark Goldin, Chief Technolo...
SYS-CON Events announced today that IBM has been named “Diamond Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 21st Cloud Expo, which will take place on October 31 through November 2nd 2017 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, California.
SYS-CON Events announced today that TidalScale will exhibit at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. TidalScale is the leading provider of Software-Defined Servers that bring flexibility to modern data centers by right-sizing servers on the fly to fit any data set or workload. TidalScale’s award-winning inverse hypervisor technology combines multiple commodity servers (including their ass...
In the fast-paced advances and popularity in cloud technology, one of the most critical factors revolves around concerns for security of your critical data. How to assure both your company and your customers they can confidently trust and utilize your cloud environment is most often top on the list. There is a method to evaluating and providing security that exceeds conventional modes of protecting data both within the cloud as well externally on mobile and other devices. With the public failure...
Join IBM November 1 at 21st Cloud Expo at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, and learn how IBM Watson can bring cognitive services and AI to intelligent, unmanned systems. Cognitive analysis impacts today’s systems with unparalleled ability that were previously available only to manned, back-end operations. Thanks to cloud processing, IBM Watson can bring cognitive services and AI to intelligent, unmanned systems. Imagine a robot vacuum that becomes your personal assistant tha...
Widespread fragmentation is stalling the growth of the IIoT and making it difficult for partners to work together. The number of software platforms, apps, hardware and connectivity standards is creating paralysis among businesses that are afraid of being locked into a solution. EdgeX Foundry is unifying the community around a common IoT edge framework and an ecosystem of interoperable components.
In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Raju Shreewastava, founder of Big Data Trunk, will provide a fun and simple way to introduce Machine Leaning to anyone and everyone. Together we will solve a machine learning problem and find an easy way to be able to do machine learning without even coding. Raju Shreewastava is the founder of Big Data Trunk (www.BigDataTrunk.com), a Big Data Training and consulting firm with offices in the United States. He previously led the data warehouse/business intellige...