Wm. MacMillan Rodney MD, FAAFP, FACEP
Formerly Professor and Chair of Family Medicine at UC Irvine 1984-89, UT Memphis 1989-2000 and at Meharry/Vanderbilt 2000-2010.
Clínica Camellia and Clínica Medicos + OB are faith based bilingual medical facilities blending public health, urgent care, and obstetrical family medicine. This new specialty is the most logical solution for developing countries and communities with limited funding. The clinic simulates a small mission hospital with multiple services in one location. This minimizes fragmentation of care and is a convenience for families with children.
Clínica Medicos is a self-sustaining private practice without dependence on government grants and charity. International projects have included Venezuela, Kenya, Honduras, Ecuador, Guatemala, Nigeria, and others. Scholarships for mission hospitals and clinical research are supported.
Clínica Medicos combines traditional activities of patient care, community service, education, and scholarship.
Dra. Arnold and Dr. Sutherland open OB Medicos Chattanooga in 2015. There is a special emphasis on women, babies, children, urgent care, vaccines, obstetrics, and office surgery.
The mission of Clínica Medicos is to serve patients unrestricted by age, gender, pregnancy, or location of service. Some of this mission confines public health and family medicine with multiple diagnostic, surgical, and therapeutic procedures.
Clínica Medicos’ vision is to focus on healthcare services that make over 90% of the difference and through grace, provide twice the service at less than half of the cost.
Our Core Values
- Compassion for women, children, workers, and their families.
- Availability of service at half the cost to the uninsured.
- Provision of charity medical care where needed.
- Maintenance of national reputation for excellence in family medicine obstetrics.
Transfer of lower cost technologies into non-hospital facilities. Projects have included electronic medical record, internet insurance verification, onsite digital x-ray lab, colposcopy, ECG, point of care ultrasound, pulse oximetry, cardiac monitoring, fetal monitors, available smart phone prenatal database, GI endoscopy, and monitored sedation/analgesia for a variety of office surgeries. Sterilization in the office for men [vasectomy] and women [Essure] is available.
Clinical Services above and beyond generic Primary Care
- First x-ray 1999. To date, over 17,000 x-rays read at the point of care.
- First ultrasound 1999. To date, over 27,000 point of care ultrasounds.
- First delivery 1999. In Memphis, these physicians deliver approximately 2,000 per year.
- Pap smears and cancer screening – Endoscopía en la oficina desde 1999
- First colposcopy-October 30, 1999. approx 50-100 per year.
- Colonosocopy/EGD with sedation/analgesia since 1999.
- Office GYN – IUD, birth control, tubal ligation since 2009.
Academic activity - Clinical Affairs
Articles published in medical journals.
- Dresang LT, Rodney WM, Leeman L, Dees J, Koch, P, Palencio M. ALSO in Ecuador: Teaching the Teachers. J Am Board Fam Practice. 2004;17(4): 276-282. http://www.jabfp.org/cgi/content/full/17/4/276
- Dresang LT, Rodney WM, Rodney KMM. Prenatal ultrasound: a tale of two cities. J National Med Association Feb 2006; 98: 161-171.
- Rodney WM, Rodney JRM. Family Medicine-OB 1989-2009: Applications for Developing Countries. American Institute for Ultrasound in Medicine. Scientific Assembly April 4, 2009. New York City [abstract].
- Rodney WM, Martinez CM, Chiu KW, Garcia RL, Carson G. Prenatal patients not delivered: Unplanned events, uncounted services, and risks. [Delivery volumes at one office in Memphis]. Am J Clin Medicine Spring 2009; 6: 31-36.
- Rodney JRM, Brown T, Young R. Chronic Renal Failure, In: Essential Evidence Plus, John Wiley & Sons Inc, accessed July 14, 2011.
- Rodney JRM, Huntley BF, Rodney Wm. Electronic Fetal Monitoring: Family Medicine Obstetrics. Prim Care Clin Office Pract 2012 Feb; 39:115-33.
- Rodney WM, et al. Obstetrical Outcomes: Surgical Family Medicine OB 1992-2010. Fam Med 2010; 42:172-716.
- Rodney WM, Rodney JRM, Arnold KM. “Xray Interpretation” in Pfenninger J, Fowler G[editors] Primary Care Procedures 3rd Edition Elsevier Mosby Philadelphia. 2010 pp 1583-1592.
- Rodney JRM, Arnold KMR, Sigman R, Rodney WM. iPhone and iPad Technology as a Novel Curricular Adjunct to the Teaching of Obstetric and Gynecologic Ultrasound. J Ultrasound Med 2012 [suppl] 31: S56. [abstract].
- 1999 [open 4 months] – 1,322 office visits, 7 deliveries, 55 x-rays, 38 ultrasounds
- 2004 – 30,004 office visits and 349 deliveries[+ rural OB] and office emergency medicine. Mission to Kenya.
- 2005 – 33,073 office visits and 322 deliveries; Nashville 12,738 office visits and 72 deliveries. Missions to Honduras and Dominican Republic.
- 2006 – 33,232 visits and 300 deliveries; Nashville 15,600 visits and 144 deliveries. Missions to Guatemala and Mexico.
- 2007 – Over 35,000 visits and over 400 deliveries; Nashville 17,500 visits and over 200 deliveries. Rural alliance starts. Missions to Ecuador and India.
- 2008 – Missions to Bolivia, Venezuela, and Nigeria.
- 2009 – 45, 317 visits and 417 deliveries; Nashville 18,017 visits and 148 deliveries.
- 2010 – Missions to Ecuador, Nigeria, Venezuela, Guatemala, Ghana, Haiti.
- 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 Office visits continue at 37,000 + per year with over 700 deliveries per year in the Medicos OB Fellowship. Medical missions to Venezuela, Ecuador, Guatemala, and Africa.
- 2015 Chattanooga Opens