Clinical pathologist Teresa Emory discusses a program to encourage seeing the doctor in Appalachia

Dr. Teresa Emory, Medical Director of Riverside Doctors' Hospital Laboratory in Williamsburg, has a long list of credits by her name, including authorship of many medical texts and journals, qualifying her as an expert in the field of pathology.
She has always harbored a desire to help the poor of Appalachia, many of whom work in low paying jobs and cannot afford the insurance co-pay for their medical treatment, while at the same time are ineligible for Medicaid. She has recently taken on a program called "See, Test and Treat", which allows a patient to be diagnosed and treated in one visit to a medical facility, making the trip an "up experience" for the patient. Many who have gone untreated for malignancies like cancer are women, for whom cultural strictures have resulted in a reluctance to go to a clinic, and the program is tilted towards them. Many women have survived their cancers as a result of this program.

Dr. Emory recently addressed a meeting of The James City County Rotary Club.

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