A 70-year-old man’s examination revealed rectal cancer. Because he couldn’t afford Medicare part B, he was reluctant to have further testing. The clinic took over and arranged for a complete workup, including lab tests, GI consultation and subsequent colonoscopy with biopsy.
A 19-year-old female student who had a large tumor on the left hip, was diagnosed at the clinic in late 2017. Thanks to the clinic’s ability to reach out to other providers, she was operated on successfully at Shriner’s Hospital, Los Angeles, over a year ago. Now with her replacement hip implant, she can walk and go up stairs with no pain. She is on the road to complete recovery."
A 49-year-old man was between jobs. His insurance lapsed, yet he needed a physical examination and chest x-ray for his next job. Because a previous exam showed a “mass” in the left anterior chest, the man was quite nervous about his new position. Having little money, he came to the clinic, which enabled him to have another chest exam. This revealed the mass was a fat pad, not a tumor. He and his family were able to move to his new job."
A 38-year-old male with a six-month history of left leg pain came to Clínica Amistad complaining the pain was gradually worsening. The man had been seen at a local hospital emergency room two weeks before and was advised to exercise.
A 50-year-old woman, diagnosed with lymphoma, that included a five-year history of enlarged lymph nodes in her neck. The examination was accomplished by fine needle biopsy at the clinic.