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One Buffalo doctor dedicates his life to helping underserved population

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Posted at 11:00 PM, Oct 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-08 23:00:02-04

Dr. Myron Glick grew up as a "missionary kid" experiencing life across the globe--an aspect he wanted to continue after graduating from medical school at the University at Buffalo.

"For me the moment was hey if I'm a doctor who takes seriously following Jesus, I should take care of the poorest," Dr. Glick said.  He continued, "Me, I, we went into medicine because we wanted to help folks who needed it the most."

So he decided to stay right here in Buffalo and open his own medical center.  With his wife by his side, Jericho Road Community Health Center was born.

"We last year saw in Buffalo almost 18,000 individual patients and we saw them almost 70,000 times."

The name, Jericho Road, coming from the parable of The Good Samaritan. 

Dr. Glick's first center started opened on Barton Street in 1997.  Just a few years later in 2004, the practice grew to another location on Genesee Street.  Most recently, the practice expanded to the third center on Broadway.

"I had a sense that there was a big need for a medical practice for Jericho Road in these communities, so I figured that if we keep being faithful that it would grow. But I didn't have a sense that it would grow this much," he added.

Dr. Glick now works side-by-side with nearly four-hundred team members--

"It's a big we now, it's just not my wife and I."

Not only here in Buffalo, but also at their centers in Sierra Leone, Congo and Nepal.

"The world came here and now we're following friends back to their countries. I view that as a big part of my work now."

For Dr. Glick, it's easy to come to work every day.

"It's a huge privilege to be a doc and to be entrusted with someone's medical care and become friends and see that over a span of years, even decades."

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