|Published:||Aug 09, 2012 3:09 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Aug 13, 2012 11:24 AM EDT|
LEHIGH ACRES-Fla.- The Compassionate Care Clinic is staffed by volunteer Doctors and Nurses.
Over the last year Doctor's, like Steven Schroering, have seen 500 patients who have no health insurance and would otherwise not get the treatment they need.
"Anyone who is uninsured has an increased risk of cancer because they can't get screenings for cancer and then are more likely to be admitted into the hospital, said Dr. Schroering.
Volunteers said the clinic benefits local hospitals. Plans are in the works to open up another Compassionate Care Clinic in Fort Myers in the near future.
"It is the best work I do. It is good for the heart," said Dr. Schroering.
The clinic celebrated it's one year anniversary Tuesday.
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