Practice Profiles

Caring for Children in Swaziland

In 2015, Rita Fox, MD, traveled to the rural village of Ekudzeni, in Swaziland, to set up and staff a medical clinic. She has since returned two more times to provide medical care to the community, building lasting relationships with a generation of children who have lost parents and family members to HIV/AIDS.

When independent pediatrician Rita Fox, MD, found out that her church was seeking medical professionals to set up a clinic in the village of Ekudzeni in the African nation of Swaziland, she knew she had to go.

Never mind that this would be her first time embarking on a project of such magnitude, let alone in a country halfway around the world. It was a calling that would not be ignored.

“I thought: This is me; this is what I’ve been waiting for,” says Dr. Fox, who has owned Comfort Care Pediatrics in Salt Lake City for over 20 years. “It’s what I do every day and what I love. It was a no-brainer.”

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Dr. Michael Warner is passionate about improving the quality of healthcare through patient co-authorship of health information. That’s why he’s formed the nonprofit Patient Advocacy Initiatives and designed the Patient PreHistory tool.

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A Child-Centered Defense of Medicaid

Why fight for Medicaid? Pediatrician Christoph Diasio, M.D. makes a compelling case. He offers his perspective on Medicaid’s foundational role in our health care system, and proposes a vision for the future.

Medicaid plays a foundational role in the American health care system. For an informed perspective on Medicaid’s significance, look no further than Dr. Christoph Diasio. “Medicaid is this unbelievably deep and wide part of American society that people don’t appreciate,” says Dr. Diasio. “It supports much more than we realize.”