A 37-year old single mother of five had made an appointment for her fiancé at TMC’s medical clinic. She nagged him into coming, as she knew his health was bad. She failed, however, to schedule one for herself. She had been off of her blood pressure meds for over a year, as she couldn’t afford the cost to see a doctor. She “controlled” her pressure by taking an aspiring and lying down when she felt her blood pressure might be high. She had been trying to get into the Indian Health Clinic but had not been successful. We scheduled an appointment for her at our next clinic which was in two weeks.
As she was sitting with her fiancé speaking with one of our intake interviewers, she had a strong and immediate episode and felt very sick. When we took her blood pressure it was 220 over 140! She was taken immediately to see our clinic doctor, where she was treated and given the life-saving meds that she needed. Our physician indicated that she probably would have died or had a stroke before the next clinic, had she not been treated that day.
Was it a coincidence that this woman had a strong, immediate episode at the very time she was at The Ministry Center, while a doctor was there? Absolutely not. It was a God-cidence.
An appointment is required for clients. Call 918-585-5310 FREE to make an appointment. Each client completes an intake interview with a staff member who will evaluate their circumstances and determine the ways the Ministry Center can help.