Hey, look! That's our new eye doctor!

Hey, look! That’s our new eye doctor!

Remember when we asked you to lend your support so that we could hire an eye doctor? Well, you gave and we hired Dr. Choi. Thank you!

Rosan Choi worked at Kaiser for years before learning about Bread for the City and then volunteering here through the Prevention of Blindness Society of Metropolitan Washington.

Since starting a few weeks ago, Dr. Choi has been busy with all the ins and outs of getting a new clinic off the ground. Her goal is to start seeing patients three days a week in November with hopes to grow the clinic from there.

Bread for the City’s medical clinic has experienced exceptional growth over the past few years: We opened a brand new dental clinic, expanded behavioral health services, became a Federally Qualified Health Center, and are now offering vision services for the first time. This growth is only possible because of the generosity of our community– you all are AWESOME!

Check back soon for more updates on Dr. Choi’s work and an invitation for a ribbon cutting. Trust me–this will be a sight to see. (Sorry, I couldn’t help myself.)

Dr. Choi with Board Member Michael Blue

Dr. Choi with Board Member Michael Blue

Bread for the City’s Vision Clinic is made possible by a community of donors, including the Aid Association for the Blind of the District of Columbia, The Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, and CareFirst BlueCross Blue Shield.

This new clinic is possible because of BFC’s¬†2011¬†Medical Clinic expansion, which was primarily funded by a generous grant from the District of Columbia Primary Care Association through its Medical Homes DC Capital Projects initiative, which was funded by the DC Government.