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Did You Know? An Early History of Christ’s Family Clinic

Christ’s Family Clinic was birthed in 2003 by then PhD student, Scott Sager, as a response to a question posed in one of his doctoral classes at SMU: Who are the marginalized in your community?


This idea of our Clinic was brought to members of the Preston Road Church of Christ who began discussing health care models available in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area. In the middle of one of the wealthiest communities in the United States, they realized that there were many “working poor”, who supported Park Cities families and businesses, but who did not have access to quality healthcare. Many of these clinics were targeted towards patients on Medicaid rather than the “working poor”; those who make too much income to qualify for Medicaid but not enough to afford private health insurance.


Today, the Clinic has expanded to the entire lower level of the church and patient volume, just via word-of-mouth referrals, has increased to 1,300 patient visits annually. The Clinic facilities include: three exam rooms, a full Ophthalmology suite, an in-house lab and a fully stocked supply closet. The Clinic is as nice as a private practice. The number of volunteer physicians has grown to 16 and includes a list of specialties as well. 


We are proud of where we have come! We are proud to treat this community and make a difference in our patients’ lives.

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