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The day Mark Ryan’s work with the underserved was featured by the Richmond Times Dispatch.

Mark Ryan, M.D., is committed to the medically underserved. It’s his day job, his after-hours volunteer work and the focus of his blog, Life in Underserved Medicine: One family doctor’s life in medically underserved communities.

The Richmond Times Dispatch recently featured the Class of 2000 alumnus who is now a medical school faculty member. Recently awarded the Medical Society of Virginia’s Salute to Service Award for leading medical relief trips to the Dominican Republic, Ryan has recently started a new initiative for Richmond-area immigrants called Una Vida Sana, Spanish for “a healthy life.”

Read more at The Richmond Times Dispatch.


The day the NBC Nightly News reported on House Calls’ potential to reduce health care costs.

"If we can keep these people from riding in ambulances to emergency rooms and hospitals, we’ll save the Medicare program perhaps as much in a year’s time as $50 billion," Peter Boling, M.D., told NBC Nightly News.

In today’s ongoing health care reform debates, House Calls are being discussed as an option that has the potential to save costs as well as improve care for those patients who have great difficulty in getting to a doctor’s office. Internal Medicine Professor Boling helped craft language for the Independence at Home Act (S. 1131/HR. 2560) that advocates home-delivered care for individuals with functional impairment, high costs and multiple illnesses.

Watch the NBC Nightly News segment.

Boling’s House Calls program has also received coverage by ABC News, CBS News and the LA Times.

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