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Healthcare for the Poor

As Christians, we are called by Jesus to care for the poor. It says in Matthew 25:37-40, "Then the righteous will answer him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?’ And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me'" (ESV). Followers of Christ have a moral obligation to the poor — an obligation that is linked to the very core of who we are in Christ.

As Christian healthcare professionals, we share the added professional responsibility to provide healthcare for the poor in our community, our region and around our world. CMDA collaborates with Christian Community Health Fellowship in providing healthcare for the poor in the U.S. And our various mission outreaches provide care for the poor in a variety of ways all around the world.

But what is being done in our local and national governments through legislation and other programs to help make sure that the poor are not forgotten? If you're looking to get involved in this initiative, CMDA provides the latest information on the legislative, ethical and medical aspects of healthcare for the poor.

Latest Information

Remedy: Healing for the Nations

Articles | By David Stevens, MD, MA (Ethics) | December 01, 2017

In this article from the winter 2017 edition of Today's Christian Doctor, Dr. David Stevens introduces Remedy, CMDA's new medical missions conference.

Christian Doctor's Digest - November 2017

Christian Doctor's Digest | By John Patrick, MD | November 06, 2017

In This Edition
  • Pat George, MD – Opioid Epidemic
  • Bob Bowers, MD – With Dr. Bob in Ethiopia
  • John Patrick, MD, and John Robson – How to present the Gospel to Intelligent Unbelievers 

A New Option for Serving the Lord with Dentistry

Dental Blog | November 01, 2016

Throughout dental school I had the desire to do something exciting with my faith and dentistry.  As I progressed through dental school and started looking for jobs, I was having a hard time finding any opportunities that seemed like what I was looking for, until one day I opened an email from Jeff Amstutz, CMDA Vice President for dental ministries and creator of the CMDA Dental Residency [+] program.

Professionalism in Dental Care

Dental Blog | By David Campbell, DDS | August 02, 2016

In the latest update to the new Dental Ministries blog, Dr. David Campbell explores how Federally Qualified Health Centers provide a new avenue of service for Christian dental professionals in the U.S.

Finding Your Mission in Dentistry

Articles | By Jennifer Wade, DDS | March 01, 2016

In this article published in the spring 2016 edition of Today's Christian Doctor, Jennifer Perry, DDS, shares her journey through CMDA's Dental Residency [+] program in Memphis, Tennessee.

TCD Summer 2015 - Mobile Medical Healthcare for the Underserved

Articles | By John R. Crouch, Jr., MD | May 21, 2015

In this article from the summer 2015 edition of Today's Christian Doctor, Dr. John Crouch shares how he helped start a mobile medical ministry to help meet the needs of the underserved in his local community while also sharing the gospel.

CMDA Fresno serving the medical needs of their communities

Multimedia | October 13, 2014

CMDA's Fresno Chapter working with Communities, Inc is serving the medically underserved.

In eight years, 45 free one day outreaches, 34 different cities, 4,584 people served . . . Spiritual Impact PRICELESS.

Sharing My Faith: From My Practice to the Mission Field

Articles | By Frank Imbarrato, MD | September 03, 2014

Travel with Dr. Frank Imbarrato as he details his journey from attending the original Saline Solution to sharing his faith in his practice and on the mission field in this article from the fall 2014 edition of Today's Christian Doctor.

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