Dr. Patricia Harris, a Primary Care Physician and the founder and CEO of ExtraCare Concerns, a Black-owned healthcare facility in Fort Worth, Texas, is helping local residents to achieve wellness and ideal health throughout Tarrant county and beyond. As the Coronavirus pandemic subsides, she has turned her attention to getting people back into the routine of regularly visiting a primary care physician at least once a year. Dr. Harris is growing her practice by partnering with Fort Worth ISD schools and collaborating with local healthcare providers and Tarrant County residents to provide a host of services to address health disparities.It is widely known that minority communities are at an increased risk for conditions such as heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, and diabetes. The list of health conditions that disproportionately affect black communities is largely due to the existing disparities in healthcare. One of the first steps in making improvements is getting more African American households assigned to a Black primary care physician in their local community. We know that prevention and education is a key to better health outcomes.
Dr. Harris provides a long list of health services from prescribing antibiotics for common illnesses, COVID testing, wellness exam, or sports physicals, and can even diagnose mental health disorders and prescribe medication. Her walk-in clinic is ready to serve the community with little wait times to be seen by a Black physician. Continue Reading