Mercy Care Clinic Receives International Recognition for Helping Patients
Dr. Mark Holzberg’s Mercy Care Clinic has received an International Award for Social Responsibility in Dermatology (IASRD). The awards were developed by L’Oréal, in partnership with the International League of Dermatological Societies (ILDS) and the World Congress of Dermatology (WCD). The recognition aims to reward and capture initiatives led by dermatologists. These projects are focused on patients with the aim of improving their physical and psychological well-being, self-esteem, social integration, and skin health.
Congratulations to Dr. Holzberg on this outstanding achievement!
About The Mercy Clinic
The Mercy Care Clinic delivers primary care, dental and vision, pediatrics, health education, and
HIV treatment. In 2009, Mercy Care formed an association with the Gateway Center for the Homeless to provide primary care and dentistry for the homeless population in the metropolitan Atlanta area. The program set up by Dr. Mark Holzberg adds full-service dermatology to the clinic with the help of members of the Georgia Society of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery, thereby providing the population with access to dermatologic care. The free clinic is offered twice a month and each homeless patient consultation involves a dermatologist, a certified medical assistant and a medical scribe to keep records.
The project was set up in April 2018 and since July, eight dermatologists are involved and approximately 60 homeless patients have benefited from the project. The grant will be used to extend the program, increasing the number of free services, developing a Street Medicine program for Dermatology care, and provide equipment and medicine for the program.
Learn more about the Mercy Care Clinic.
Learn more about the International Awards for Social Responsibility in Dermatology.