Dr. Shakira Husain, MD has taken on the role of Medical Director for Wildflower Healthcare, the leading non-profit provider of free medical and dental services to low-income, uninsured adults in St. Johns County. The role was formerly held by Dr. Chris Zub, of Flagler Family Medicine who recently stepped down after six years of service as the Wildflower Medical Director. Dr. Husain is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and on the active staff at Flagler Hospital. She has been serving patients in the St. Augustine community since 1996 in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Dr. Husain has been a longstanding volunteer at Wildflower Healthcare since its inception.
“Dr. Husain provides quality medical care with kindness and compassion. She believes that every individual should have access to good medical care, which aligns with our mission and values at Wildflower Healthcare”, says Dr. Elisabeth Chismark, Board President.
Dr. Husain describes her programmatic focus as improving the continuity of care that Wildflower Healthcare provides. “We have a lot of people with diabetes and uncontrolled blood pressure and I really want to see us screen more patients and provide even more follow up care”. “High blood pressure is a major risk factor for many serious medical conditions such as stroke, heart and kidney disease, and a preventative model of controlling blood pressure early has demonstrated improved health outcomes”, states Dr. Husain.
“A healthy individual can contribute more not only to the wellbeing of their own family but also to the betterment of the community at large. At Wildflower Healthcare we want to help as many people as possible live a healthy lifestyle” states Dr. Husain. Dr. Husain joins a team of over 150 volunteers serving St. Johns County to provide free medical and dental care. This volunteer network is able to convert every $1 donated into $8 worth of quality healthcare. This is due to the generous support from the St. Augustine medical community and providers like Dr. Husain.
For more information about how to get involved or donate visit www.wildflowerhealthcare.org.