This initiative was led by a group of concerned local community physicians who have come together to form a non-profit corporation, known as the Caring Physicians Charity Network (AKA: CPCN) designed to assist local charity clinics with their needs for qualified professional medical providers. In the process of creating this entity, it was discovered that unlike surrounding communities, Burleson had no charity general medical clinic, prepared to help the uninsured, underinsured, and underserved population residing in this community. Initially, through a strong partnership with at least two faith-based churches, who are well known for their strong community outreach programs, CPCN will lead the formation of a viable medical clinic, offering primary care services. The board of CPCN is composed of a variety of specialists whose intention it is, to also create a pathway, for patients who need referral to specialists. Through other community partnerships, the clinic will also offer access to wellness, nutrition and educational programs focused on preventing or slowing the progression of chronic disease and beyond their medical needs also assist in developing a track for employment with medically-insured independence. During the ongoing Covid crisis, the need for these services has been estimated to have at least doubled.
The CPCN board members are local physicians with a long track record of providing quality healthcare for this community. The providers will include but are not limited to internal medicine, family medicine, gynecology, pediatrics, general surgery, urology, cardiology, pulmonology, orthopedics and ENT specialists.
The CPCN Burleson Medical Clinic’s initial mission is to provide primary care for the unemployed-medically uninsured, employed-medically underinsured, and underserved in Southwest Tarrant and Johnson Counties.