Thank You for Your Support
We have Paypal now! Occupy Medical has, with the help of Wendy Moore (and her tech sauvie son), a lovely Paypal button that allows people to donate to our cause. All money donated goes directly to patient care for Occupy Medical patients and to promote improving the ailing healthcare system in Oregon.
We are not yet a 501c3 organization. If you have a sizable donation that you would like to get a tax write off for, contact CALC
and they will help us get the donation while you get a little relief from the IRS.
Any size of donation truly helps us. Please help us continue our mission of bringing the care back to healthcare.
Attendees: Ben, Debra, Pam, Cathy, Dr. Bruce, Sue, Bill, Jason
Weekly herb meeting: Wednesday 2pm, Warehouse is secure, consensus on not paying for keys after all since there is a smaller limit to the amount of people that have copies to the keys than we thought.
Amazon wish list – Kitte put together an Amazon Wish List for OM to survey. It makes it easier for donors to get us items that our teams need to serve our population. The list, so far is based on needs from station request lists. We agreed to review the Amazon Wish List to see how this fits our needs before adding it to our website.
*** OM volunteers: Please go to Amazon Wish Lists and check out Occupy Medical. If there are items that should be added or subtracted from the station that you represent, please send an email to Sue so she can alter it.
Patient H update: August 7th surgery has been tentatively scheduled at OHSU
Hempfest update – CAHOOTS brought us a patient instead of bringing him to the hospital. Shelter Care also sent out a patient to be treated at OM. Thank you card to Susan and husband for water and electricity.
Bus – Susan is on board for driving the bus both ways.
Doctor schedule – Rose Barrington-Schultz NP is a possible new volunteer. We need to recruit more doctors. Some of the doctors have only show up once a month or once a season. Bill volunteered to advertise on Craigs List for Qualified Healthcare Professionals. OM consened on supporting this action.
Occupier article – The Occupier had a number of articles supporting OM. We are particularly pleased to see the feature article on Bruce and Debra. Beautifully written.
vaccine clinic – August 4th Tdap clinic with Lane County Public Health 1-3pm. Publicity help is needed for this event. Let people know that this is the last Tdap to be paid for with the grant.
Cottage Grove – Debra and Sue met with Tom and Valeria from South Lane Mental Health. Invite the folks from SLMH and Community Sharing Program to attend these upcoming clinics. This is a trial run. Publicity could include tv and radio. August 25 is day of the event. Sunday works best because we would have more volunteers, more patients, more observers and more need. OM voted in consensus to have this event on Sunday, August 25th 12-4pm.
Attendees – Susan, Mani, Tom, Donna R, Donna G, Karen, Arline, Sue, Dr. Bruce, Debra
Hempfest logistics – We need to make an announcement on the Eugene Weekly website that we have a new location. We need to notify the City Streets people of our new location.
Foot Care – We would like to have students help in foot care. This is a place that is very popular.
2 missing charts – There are 2 more charts on the bus.
White Bird Dental referrals – We had a patient referred from WBD who needed a controlled substance
Herb meeting – Herb team will be transferring
Lab needs – Lab referrals need Dr. name, NPIs, contact info and lab requests
Cooler for wound care – Bandanas, Sue will bring rolling cooler to ALN, Susan will bring ice bags
Bus driver- next week is Dr. Bruce. Susan volunteered to drive both ways the following Sunday.
SASS – Debra will start her training tomorrow
Consensus – We allowed Sue to write an article on OM for the Eugene Magazine
burn medication – burn ointment
diaper rash cream and powder
staple removal kit
coban for horses is cheaper than for humans
toe nail clippers
tea tree eo
Attendees – Susan, Arline, Jason, Donna, Barb, Dr. Bruce, Debra, Dr.Leigh, Sue
Any Lab Now- hours M-F 9-6 Sat 9-2
We will staple our lab slips to Any Lab Now form – Need ALN account number – Susan will email Arline will be a liaison, deliver lab slips to lab. ALN will send monthly bill (net 30)
Write on a spiral notebook to record studies on bus. Arline or Sue will check off billed and completed orders. Interpreter may be needed to accompany. ALN doesn’t have any. ALN will keep orders in a file so we can track uncompleted orders.
Medical records – May of 2012, 964 patients 274 of those are returning patients, June 2012 – 19 new patients. June of 2013 – 133 patients.
Herb circle – Next herb meeting is at Sue’s house to transport herbs to the warehouse. Grab legal sized hanging folders when you put things in the warehouse.
Phoning vs RX pads – The new RX pads have arrived. We will use up the triplicate RX pads while developing Pharmacy Tech position to phone in RXs.
Medical marijuana – We do not sign medical marijuana cards. EVER. We do not prescribe triamadole which is a mild narcotic.
Interpreter team – Zoe has organized a call list for interpreters. We do have a Spanish version of HIPAA. Sue will reformat the list and print it.
Driver – Barb will drive in the morning and Susan will drive in the afternoon this sunday.
Next week docs – Willy, David
gmail manager – We need a volunteer to check the gmail account. This volunteer position would be key to communication with other team leaders.
Notes – Last few meeting notes approved.
Battery purchase – We approved the purchase of batteries for the bus that we had to purchase last week. This was a retroactive approval.
Tetanus, diphtheria, and whooping cough. Oh my! This Sunday is the last time to take advantage of our grant with Lane County Public Health for free Tdap vaccines. Meet us at the Park Blocks at 8th and Oak between 1-3pm for your update. Come at 1pm to sign up.
This Sunday, July 21, 2013, Occupy Medical will be setting up shop in a new place. Since there is a conflicting event downtown, the good people who run the Emerald Empire Hempfest offered to share their permit with us so we could still host our weekly free clinic.
You may find our bus parked this Sunday at the end of the Fir Lane parking lot, just off of River Rd. at Maurie Jacobs Park. Volunteers are advised to show up early to help us secure a spot.
OM and EEHF have different mission statements but we both agree that caring for our community is vital. OM can not prescribe medical marijuana or sign medical marijuana cards.
Remember that this festival is free to the public and is family friendly(drug and alcohol free). Come out and enjoy all 3 days of food, crafts. education and entertainment. Please be sure to thank the fine folks at EEHF for sharing their space with us.
Look for OM in our usual spot at the Eugene downtown Park Blocks at 8th and Oak next Sunday between 12-4pm.
I just received the good news from Mason at Mountain Rose Herbs that there is another mobile free clinic in Atlanta Georgia called the Herbalista Free Clinic. The organizer is a talented herbalist named Lorna Mauney-Brodek who also runs her own herbal consulting practice.
They run a mobile clinic nicknamed the Herb Bus which is focused on herbal medicine and also hosts a weekly foot care clinic. They are pioneering natural medicine outreach by scheduling monthly visits to a variety of locations throughout the city.
The Herbalista Free Clinic hosts regular classes on health. They post information regularly on their blog, facebook page and website. It is easy to keep updated. They are also firm believers in spreading the good word about organized alternative medicine. Herb Bus has procedures and manuals available on line. These people are VERY impressive.
We welcome our brothers and sisters in healing to the mobile clinic community. We appreciate the inspiration.