Wuhan International Family Medicine Clinic
Wuhan International Family Medicine Clinic is a service provided by Xiehe Xiqu Hospital in cooperation with Healthy Foundation, LTD. The clinic is open for English-speaking foreigners who wish to receive western-style medical care in a quiet, private environment. Dr. Cheryl deMena graduated from Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in Piscataway, NJ and is board certified in Family Medicine by the American Board of Family Medicine. She is assisted by Esther Zang, a Chinese doctor who has been trained in community medicine through the national-level training program at Xiehe hospital. Volunteers from overseas serve in various capacities in our clinic. Flora Kan received her adult nursing training in the UK and served as Senior Staff Nurse in University College London Hospital, Inpatient haematology unit for 9 years. She serves as our nurse manager volunteering her services to assess and assist our patients. Receptionists welcome our patients and help with administrative support. A Chinese Nurse provided by the hospital accompanies patients as they utilize hospital facilities. Sophia Yin, a graduate of ThinkBank IT institute serves as our office manager. She oversees our medical record system as well supervising our facility and supply chain. Appointments can be arranged by calling or texting our clinic mobile number. 136-2721-4467. This phone is carried by Ellen Newby an American with lots of experience in public service. She voluntarily carries the phone and assists in making appointments.
Our clinic is prepared to evaluate and treat a wide range of medical problems. We can help with illnesses and minor injuries in both children and adults. Many common skin problems and common ear, nose, and throat disorders can also be addressed. Management of behavioral health problems (such as depression and anxiety) and chronic medical problems (including cardiovascular, endocrine and gastrointestinal disorders) are within the scope of our services. In addition we provide prenatal care and preventative services, well child checks and school and sports physicals. The clinic is not equipped to handle emergencies. Urgent care should be obtained through the emergency department.
One important aspect of our clinic is to serve as a training base. In accordance with recent Chinese government initiatives to provide well-trained community doctors, we welcome Chinese doctors and medical students to experience a western-style primary care center. In line with these goals we also host physicians and students from overseas facilitating exchange of ideas and practices. In addition we welcome experts in family medicine, medical education, and other specialties to provide consultative advice and continuing medical education for our staff and students.