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Dr. Mel J. Colón
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  • Duluth, GA
  • United States
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I am an Hispanic Physician in Atlanta serving all income groups who are uninsured. Discussion is what are the most pressing needs for Latinos and exactly what would you like our clinic to offer?.

I hope there is an appropriate way we can interact especially to best serve the Latino community. Dear Dr. Mel J. Colón,,  I've written this recommendation of your work to share with other LinkedIn…Continue

Started Dec 12, 2011

 

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Dr. Mel J. Colon, Medical Director and CEO
International Medical Clinics
5979 Buford Highway, Suite B-4,
Doraville, Georgia 30340
drs4drs@gmail.com
678-547-0000 Office
678-522-2870 Direct Line
770-455-7717 Fax


Advanced Credentials:
Board Certified in Foot and Leg Surgery
Diplomate, American Board of Podiatric Surgery

Fellow, American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons

Community:

President, Kiwanis Club of East Cobb, Georgia

Multi-year involvement putting on Health Fairs for Television Channel 2 and Channel 11 in Atlanta.

Interviewed on Foot and Leg Surgery for newspapers, radio and television.


INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL CLINICS


Mission Statement

International Medical Clinics (IMC) has developed a new and uniquely innovative model of healthcare delivery to exclusively serve uninsured populations. This multi-physician specialty center addresses the healthcare needs of the rapidly expanding uninsured community in the United States, one of the nation’s top ten concerns. IMC accomplishes this mission by honoring and respecting cultural diversity, conducting ongoing focus groups to identify the needs and issues different populations face, providing substantive and skills-based healthcare education, and offering reduced medical fees. Staffed with multilingual employees, IMC provides superior health care within the context of each patient’s cultural milieu. IMC has indeed developed extensive expertise in international medicine in the United States. Employing the highest professional and ethical standards, IMC has dramatically improved medical care for all patients, as it becomes an integral part of the international community.

Health Disparities

Racial and ethnic minorities tend to receive lower-quality health care than whites do, even when insurance status, income, age, and severity of conditions are comparable. Minorities are less likely than other Americans to get potentially life saving screening tests such as mammograms and Pap smears, flu and pneumonia vaccines, as well as to take their children for check-ups. Differences in treating heart disease, cancer, and diabetes partly contribute to higher death rates for minorities. Disparities in the health care delivered to racial and ethnic minorities are real and are associated with worse health outcomes. This trend is unacceptable. The real challenge for IMC lies not in debating whether disparities exist, but in developing and implementing strategies to reduce and eliminate them.

IMC has X-ray, lab facilities, EKG, diagnostic ultrasound, operating room theatre and an on-site pharmacy for the convenience of our patients.

IMC’s hours of operation are Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Physicians and nurses are available to speak Spanish, Portuguese, Korean

Fees are reduced to best serve the uninsured international community.

We spend more time with each patient than most traditional clinics.

Our Physician Specialties:
• Occupational Medicine/Work Injuries
• Family Practice
• Internal Medicine
• Urgent Care/Emergency Care
• Orthopedics
• Foot and leg surgery
• Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery
• Gynecology/Reproductive Endocrinology/Infertility
• Immigration Physicals

Secondly, I have a technology business
what is your current, past or ideal job title?
Medical Director and CEO
what languages do you speak?
English and some Spanish
what countries have you lived in?
USA but I have traveled to about 25 countries. I am a rare American with significant knowledge on geography, different cultures
what's your Hispanic connection?
1) My ancestors on my father's side of the family left Spain in 1492 during the Spanish Inquisition.
2) My mother's family moved to Cuba when she was a very young child, stayed a couple of years and moved to the U.S.
3) I am a physician and own clinics for the uninsured multicultural community especially Hispanics. Spanish is the first language of my clinics. Next is Portuguese, French, Korean, Russian and Romanian.
4) My second business is matching up major real buyers and major real sellers of many commodities internationally (i.e. oil and fuel....D2, JP54, Jet A-1, REBCO and Mazut, gold, rough diamonds, Brazilian 45 sugar, cement, copper, cobalt, coal, rare earth and currency exchanges).
where did you learn about nshp.org?
married

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At 5:39pm on January 13, 2015, Cruz O. Vega said…
Hola Dr Mel
Saludos Feliz 2015
 
Me pregunto si estas en condiciones de contemplar 
oportunidades para poder servir y elevar a nuestra comunidad
hispana a mejores niveles economicos, y educativos  despertando
en ellos  nuevas iniciativas empresariales.
 
Somos un Grupo de Emprendedores y educadores- Nuestro
Enfasis es el area de la Salud y el Bienestar economico asi como
Ecologico-  Comenzando con nosotros mismos, y luego con nuestra
Comunidad, nuestra ciudad, nuestro mundo
 
Si estas interesado  Me gustaria darte mas detalles al respecto.
Jose Cruz Ortega
276-274-9365
 
At 9:07pm on April 25, 2011, Javier Londono said…

Thanks for the opportunity Dr colon, I will more than happy to go to your medical center, but I have to let you know that i'm a Doctor but never took the test to get my certification. I like to help people I'll to contact you tomorrow and we can set uo a meeting.

Thanks 

At 10:30am on November 3, 2010, Adriana Cuevas said…
Thx for the invite. Your mission stmt is very inspirational; and creative solutions to our health care needs are needed. Is IMC in GA or do you have a wider footprint?
At 12:46pm on October 29, 2010, Marilia Pimenta said…
Hi thanks for the add! My sister leaves in Atlanta Ga , hey voce fala bem o portugues?
At 9:57am on June 2, 2010, Evelyn Jackson said…
Thanks for your invitation to connect. Would love to speak with you and learn about your practice and extensive experience. Regards, Evelyn
At 1:02pm on May 31, 2010, Luis Enrique JaimePortal said…
Dear Dr.Colón:
I am going to call you by phone in one hour.If the communication fails you can call me any time at 503-7937-0996
My email is :lporta2004@yahoo.com
I will mail you at drs4drs@gmail.com
Best Regards.
At 1:42pm on May 30, 2010, Luis Enrique JaimePortal said…
Dear Dr.Colón:I am impressed for your Medical background,and very proud of your work in
Medical deserved populations.
Actually live in El Salvador,have training at The Research Institute of Tuberculosis.Tokyo.
Speak Spanish and English.
Please let know any chance for work in your multicultural clinics.
Thank you.
At 8:19am on April 19, 2010, Marie Castro said…
Welcome to NSHP and thank you for your frienship!

God Bless,
Marie
At 5:04am on March 13, 2010, Corrine B Cooper said…
welcome Mel
At 5:04am on March 13, 2010, Corrine B Cooper said…
Welcome
 
 
 

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