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Sharing the Love of Jesus Christ through Medical Ministry
The Pool of Siloam Medical Ministry began in 2002 as a
joint effort by members of two Shreveport Methodist congregations;
Faith United Methodist Church, a predominately African-American church
in Cedar Grove and Grace Community Church, a primarily Caucasian
congregation on Ellerbe Road.
The founding board of the Pool recognized that, in spite
of the ready availability of state and federally funded health
care and social services for selected populations, many people
continue to suffer due to lack of medical care. The board
believed that additional local healthcare services were necessary to
improve the quality of medical care by providing a mechanism for
education and awareness, early recognition by identification of risk
factors and screening, providing basic medical care and maximizing
utilization of available services and resources.
The focus of our
ministry, since inception, has been to develop a primary care clinic
that meets the health needs of the uninsured and medically underserved
residents of our community. We realized from our experience treating
indigent patients, that medications and medical supplies would have to
be provided free of charge when necessary to insure patient
compliance and improved health.
After obtaining the funding to meet this need, we were able to open in January 2005.
The clinic has grown steadily and at times very quickly.
In the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, our enrollment nearly
In 2007, the Pool moved to the New Room on Greenwood Rd, a facility operated by Grace Community Church.
In 2008, the Pool of Siloam launched the Breathe Free
Program to serve patients with lung disorders. In addition to
medical care, education and medication, the Pool provides our Breathe
Free patients with durable medical equipment (such as oxygen
concentrators, nebulizers and CPAP machines) on loan at no cost and
smoking cessation programs.
Also in 2008, the Pool of Siloam Dental Clinic was opened
thanks to the generosity of Dr. Jack Ratley who donated the equipment
and was the primary dental volunteer for several months.
The Pool of Siloam became a United Way agency in 2008 and
also received funding as a medical homes project through the
Biomedical Research Foundation.
In 2009, the Pool continued to grow. A record number of patients have been enrolled in the program.
The Diabetic Eye Clinic is expanding to a full service
eye clinic through a unique collaboration with the Louisiana Lions Eye
Foundation. The Pool of Siloam, through generous and talented
volunteers, will provide the patient care and the Eye Foundation along
with local Lion’s Club chapters will fund the prescription eyeglasses
for the patients.
Also in 2009, the Pool of Siloam has completed its first independent financial audit.
Monday - Thursday 9am - 1pm
All clinics operate by appointment only.
Enrollment is done by appointment only. Sorry, no walk-in enrollments.
Please call Michelle at 631-2212 Monday thru Thursday 9am – 1 pm to make an appointment to enroll.
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