Dr. Melissa Sanchez
Dr. Sanchez’s Story
Partner Monthly with Dr. Sanchez
When you think of someone who has a life expectancy of 13 years shorter than you, your mind probably goes to a third world country halfway across the globe. You think of individuals and families who are living in countries with very few doctors and hospitals and have limited access to resources such as electricity and running water.
However, to find someone who is expected to live 13 years less than you, you donâ€™t have to catch a plane to another countryâ€¦ instead you simply need to drive a few miles down the street.
The life expectancy gap in Atlanta is drastic, and your partnership with The Good Samaritan Health Center, also known to the community as Good Sam, is the first step to provide vital solutions to this enormous problem.
30,000+ Patient Visits
Good Sam provides over 30,000 patient interactions per year across our suite of Medical, Dental, Mental Health and Health Education Services!
Our Friday Homeless Clinic Program provides medical, dental and mental health services to hundreds of Atlantaâ€™s homeless every year through partnerships with Atlanta non-profits and local shelters.
6,000+ Pounds of Produce
Access to healthy food choices is vital to increasing life spans. Our on site Urban Farm provides over 6,000 pounds of fresh produce to our patients every year through our Eat Well Live Well Program.
Pediatric & Prenatal Programs
Good Sam provides full prenatal care and childbirth education to expectant mothers and continues that care with a full pediatrics program â€“ ensuring every child has access to excellent healthcare.