San Francisco Free Clinic
The San Francisco Free Clinic was founded in 1993 by two family physicians, my friends and colleagues, Dr.’s Richard and Patricia Gibbs. I have been actively working with the clinic from the very start. Recognizing that in a city of great medical resources, many people still went without care due to lack of insurance, they opened the free clinic in order to care specifically for this population. Hundreds of needy patients are seen each week by the diverse and specialized staff. It is of interest that with more than 100 very local plastic surgeons, I am the only one that volunteers plastic surgery care for the needy on a regular basis at this clinic.