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Neighborhood Healthcare News & Blog

National Colon Cancer Awareness Month

Did you know this is National Colon Cancer Awareness month?  Seems like every other week or month is named after something.  However, March was officially designated as National Colon Cancer Awareness Month back in 2000 by President Clinton.  So why go through the trouble of designating a month to bring awareness?

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How Well Do You Know Poway

A Special Message from “Friends of the Gold Family Health Center"


In Poway, 699 families and 4,437 individuals are living on less than $24,250 per year. Also, did you know that Poway does not have a community health center to care for these individuals?

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A Tribute to Dr. Oliver Thomas

Dr. Oliver Thomas photo 2015 for websiteGive Generously in his Honor this Holiday Season

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Dr. Oliver Thomas, one of Neighborhood Healthcare’s founders, passed away this summer. For many of his associates and patients, Dr. Thomas is the model of what it means to be a physician leader and true friend.

Please join us in celebrating Dr. Thomas’ lifetime of service to his patients and 30 years of caring for Neighborhood Healthcare’s success and growth.

Affectionately known as “Ollie,” Dr. Thomas was responsible for bringing a community health center to Escondido. He was passionate that everyone who needed to see a doctor would get care regardless of their ability to pay for services.

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Diabetic Eye Screening


Diabetes is the leading cause of blindness in the United States and eye screening is a key part of diabetes care. We are very happy to report that we now have our own retinal screening equipment at Neighborhood Healthcare. Watch this video by Dr. Schultz as he explains why this new service will increase important retinal screening rates for our 6,000 diabetic patients.

Thank You Congressman Calvert

Thank you Congressman Calvert for Voting YES on the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act.