RAM

RAM 3 ladies

The Remote Area Medical (RAM) Clinic in Wise, Virginia is a collaborative effort between several regional groups in Central Appalachia and organizations from around the state and nation to provide medical, dental and vision care to the most medically underserved population in the state.

 

Each year the UVA Health System sends volunteers to help provide several medical and support services such as emergency care, women’s health, endocrinology, dermatology and telemedicine.  The Office of Telemedicine has been participating with the UVA Health System in the RAM clinic since 2003.

RAM medical tent

 

The process starts by converting horse stalls into examination rooms, tents into patient registration areas, and the local Kentucky-Virginia fairgrounds into a technologically equipped clinic where patients will receive free medical care when they would otherwise go without.  The 3 day clinic helps meet the immediate needs that are presented, as well as tries to help establish a resource for sustainable healthcare in Southwest Virginia.

 

 

For the July 2010 clinic, UVa sent over 200 volunteers and saw almost 1,300 patients in the 20-bed Medical tent.

 

 

Check out some pictures from our RAM experiences throughout the years.
2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007| 2006 | 2005 and Prior

RAM 2010

RAM registration

RAM

RAM dental

Telemedicine Team at RAM 2010 Mr. Howell working at UVA Patient Registration A Few of the Medical Tents Dentistry
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RAM 2009
ram tmed boys RAM - setting up new comp

ram patient registration

Telemedicine Boys Setting up another A2K3 registration computer due to number of patients A2K3 Registration Free clothing to be given out
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RAM 2008

Telemedicine Team David C. Gordon, Sec Chopra, Dr. Rheuban, Gene Sullivan Gene talking to Gov Kaine about telemedicine Charles Lewis demonstrating how to use the telemedicine equipment used to connect back to UVA
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RAM 2007

Patient Registration in a construction trailer Fairgrounds UVA Patient Registration Team Dental Station
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UVA Volunteers Telemedicine, Mammography and Retinopathy were just a few of the services provided

Telemedicine equipment to
connect back to UVA

Breast Cancer education series
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RAM 2003 to 2005 (A few pictures through the years)

David C. Gordon and Mike Patterson
(2004)
Holly, Gov. Warner and Paige
Dr. Bennett with the portable echo equipment
From the left: Mr. Bill Crutchfield, Dr. Karen Rheuban, Gov. Mark Warner, Dr. Tim Garson, Mr. R. Ed Howell

Telemedicine Team
(2005)
Telemedicine Team
(2003)
Telemedicine Team
(2004)
Sister Bernie and Karen Rheuban
(2003)

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