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Monday, August 25, 2008

Florida Muslim doctors open free clinic


BROOKSVILLE — Most of the crowd at Saturday's grand opening of the Crescent Community Clinic appeared to be family members of some 40 primarily Islamic physicians who are donating their professional services to the needy and uninsured in Hernando County.

Patients have been trickling in since early June, when the clinic began opening its doors every Saturday.

But on this Saturday, Martina Smith of Nobleton arrived with daughter, Leah, 11, and son, Steven, 8, to learn about the care available.


She and her children were pleased with what they saw: welcoming professionals, fresh and spotless examination rooms and medical instruments, easy access with plenty of parking in the strip mall at Broad Street and Ponce de Leon Boulevard.

The tight-knit community of Muslim doctors has long considered opening such a facility to give back to the community that has fostered them. Said the clinic's executive director, Alex Galvan, himself a convert to Islam: "Charity is one of the five pillars of Islam. It's an unwritten rule, we should help others."

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  • At 6:59 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    So many people make negative comments about the Crescent Muslum Clinic in Brooksville, have they ever been there? My Doctor of many years seems to be interested in nothing but money. Don't hear them complaining about money! Being 64 and below poverty level, have no insurance. I was born in the U.S., tell me what Doctor or hospital would help me for free!!!


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