In spite of the recent closure of Project Access Dallas, the Dallas County Medical Society remains committed to advocating for the indigent and bringing together our physician members with other organizations that wish to collaborate to serve this community. There is much work that needs to be done, and the role of physicians will remain critical to almost any effort. The physician leadership of DCMS remain committed in exploring new community service opportunities for physicians in an organized and impactful way.
The time has come for Project Access Dallas to close its doors. The PAD staff has been working tirelessly to transition all PAD patients, and connect each with a primary care medical home for ongoing care. Additionally, PAD staff has addressed:
Since Dec. 5, 2013, the PAD management team and staff have worked tirelessly to close Project Access Dallas with care and diligence. It has been an honor and a pleasure to watch our team rally to finish the great work that PAD represents.
From the beginning of the transition process, our physician volunteers and charitable clinic partners have helped us navigate this uncharted territory. For continuing to see your patients and allowing some to call you their “medical home,” we say, “THANK YOU!” For offering kind words about what the program has meant to you, and the sending encouraging e-mails to the PAD leadership and staff, we are much appreciative.
To our patients, it has been a pleasure getting to serve you. It has been an honor to be part of your healthcare support, and we trust that PAD brought you hope in the midst of your healthcare needs. “THANK YOU!” for giving ALL of us a sense of purpose for our work every day.
To our PAD and DCMS family, “THANK YOU!” for the hard work you have invested into making sure the loose ends are tied up and every patient is taken care of as best you can. It is because of your diligence and hard work that we will conclude PAD operation at the end of the month with confidence that our patients received the respect and care they so richly deserve.
2013 Physician of the Year Honorees:
Allen Schneider, DO: Primary Care Physician Volunteer of the
Year (photo on left)
Dr. Schneider studied undergrad at the University of Iowa, and attended
Des Moines University for Medical School. He completed his internship
and residency at Methodist Hospital of Dallas in Internal Medicine.
Having been a DCMS member since 1987, Dr. Schneider has served on the
Board of Censors. He has also volunteered at Medical Missions Day through
DCMS, and has served on the DCMS Community Service Committee.
Dennis Newton, MD: Specialty Care Physician Volunteer of the
Year (photo on right)
He and his wife of 45 years, Pam, have three children --two daughters and a son. The couple recently celebrated the birth of their first grandchild, a girl. In his spare time, Dr. Newton enjoys reading, traveling, playing golf, and spending time with family.