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Old 01-28-2010, 02:30 AM
 
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Default Migrant worker population

I am a Pediatrician and am going to be relocating to houston, all my life I have taken care of low income Mexican migrant worker population and medically under served people. I want to open a pediatric out patient care office . Can anyone suggest me which areas in or around houston have predominantly this population with lots of families , I want to avoid any areas which might have street gang or very unsafe areas .
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Old 01-28-2010, 05:35 AM
 
Location: Fondren SW Yo
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I am a Pediatrician and am going to be relocating to houston, all my life I have taken care of low income Mexican migrant worker population and medically under served people. I want to open a pediatric out patient care office . Can anyone suggest me which areas in or around houston have predominantly this population with lots of families , I want to avoid any areas which might have street gang or very unsafe areas .
Feedbacks appreciated
Step 1 - Put map of Houston on a wall

Step 2 - Put blindfold over eyes

Step 3 - Throw a dart at the map on the wall

Step 4 - Open clinic
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Old 01-28-2010, 05:44 AM
 
Location: A little suburb of Houston
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Step 1 - Put map of Houston on a wall

Step 2 - Put blindfold over eyes

Step 3 - Throw a dart at the map on the wall

Step 4 - Open clinic
Pretty much what he said but check w/ the Health Department. Areas of Galena Park, Aldine, East side are very underserved.
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Old 01-28-2010, 10:58 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Unfortunately though gangs and areas with a high concentration of the type of patients you're looking for are not mutually exclusive. Gangs tend to be comprised of and prey upon the very population you want to serve.
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Old 01-28-2010, 12:04 PM
 
Location: Houston
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SE Houston.
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Old 01-28-2010, 12:05 PM
 
Location: Houston (Memorial) and Western NC
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SW Houston too.
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Old 01-28-2010, 07:02 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Downtown Rancho Cordova, CA
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Neighborhoods closest to the ship channel.
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Old 01-29-2010, 02:30 PM
 
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There a lots of poor people that need medical help. To make a distinction in favor of or against a person or thing on the basis of the group, class, or category to which the person or thing belongs rather than according to actual merit is wrong on so many levels and also called discrimmination!
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Old 01-29-2010, 02:37 PM
 
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There a lots of poor people that need medical help. To make a distinction in favor of or against a person or thing on the basis of the group, class, or category to which the person or thing belongs rather than according to actual merit is wrong on so many levels and also called discrimmination!
He is just saying a majority of this type, probably because he has the expertise (language, cultural knowledge, ability to provide service regardless of immigration status or insurance status, and knowledge of this group of people's issues) best suited to help these underserved people. I have worked with various similar groups and they would never turn away someone who doesn't "fit" this profile. On the contrary they would be welcomed in. Obviously no neighborhood would be 100% of one group, and the clinic would be open to anyone, even if they drove from a far neighborhood.
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Old 01-29-2010, 07:48 PM
 
Location: Houston
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Check out St. Luke's Episcopal Health Charities (http://www.slehc.org/chi/chis/psn/index.cfm?CFID=3102085&CFTOKEN=41029352 - broken link) web site to where clinics are located, and where they're not. You can search by type of clinic, languages offered, etc... It's a wonderful resource.

Also, you may want to consider partnering with an existing Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), or an FQHC "Look-Alike." These not-for-profits receive federal funds and must comply with federal care standards in the provision of primary care.

Here is a map of FQHCs in Houston (there are several pages).
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