Difference Makers bring hope and healthcare to the underserved

KRLD Difference Makers with Susy Solis

There are thousands of North Texans who don't have access to desperately needed healthcare. But one North Texas doctor, whose calling is to help underserved communities, is providing more than healthcare to those who need it most. He's this week's KRLD Difference Maker.

​Dr.Stephen Twyman has known since he was boy that he wanted to be a doctor.

"For me it was about 8 years old. From 8 on, I've been telling people and believed that my life's calling and goal was to be a medical missionary," Dr. Twyman said. "For me it means being a physician who also points people to Jesus."

His goal and been to serve the underserved and many years later, that's exactly what Dr. Twyman has done with the creation of Hope clinic.

Hope Clinic offers exactly that, hope and healthcare, to those who need it most.

“Hope Clinic is a non-profit organization. We are a free medical, vision and behavioral health clinic that serves low-income and uninsured residents in Collin County,” Dr. Twyman said. “We realized the need in Collin County was really great. Over 100,000 people are without insurance. A high percentage of those don’t have the financial resources to obtain any kind of medical care when they need it.”

For Dr. Twyman its the relationships he and the staff and volunteers make with their patients that makes it all worth it.

“I think what’s really unique about the clinic is that the patients are known and they feel loved,” said Dr. Twyman. “And so we have patients that will stop by the clinic just to give our staff a hug or drop off treats for the staff. We really have opportunities to build relationships with our patients.”

To donate or volunteer, visit www.hopeclinicmckinney.org.

We're proud to call Dr. Stephen Twyman and Hope Clinic this week’s KRLD Difference Makers.

If you know someone who is making a difference in the community, send us an email at differencemaker@krld.com . See more KRLD Difference Makers.

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