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Fusing Cultures: Part 5
works at the Columbia Family Health Center three days a week.
Almost 80 percent of his patients are Hispanic, because he speaks
Documented and undocumented Hispanics go to health centers and emergency
rooms to get care they can't get anywhere else.
"They can't get medicaid to cover their medicines or treatments if they need any imaging studies or a stay in the hospital. It's extremely difficult and they have to pay for everything," Schultz said.
Like everything else in health care, technology is also helping the
"You can't provide nearly the quality of care for a patient if you can't
communicate with them that you can when you're speaking their
same language and I've just found that they appreciate it so much being able
understand where they're coming from," Schultz said.
There is a lot of Spanish language health info on the
Resources like these help Hispanics get a better shot at better health care.
"Hopefully in the days ahead the trend in medicine will be more towards truly taking care of people and meeting them where they are in their lives and taking care of them according to their needs rather than following the system that we have right now," Schultz said.
Reporter: Christine McCarty
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