Up and Running: Clinic at work!

Photo by Margaret Nea

The Tangier Island Health Foundation is a non-profit, community-based organization committed to providing excellent primary health care to the residents of Virginia’s Tangier Island by building an endowment fund in order to maintain the David B. Nichols Health Center, opened on August 29, 2010.

Photo by Ken Touchton

The David B. Nichols Health Center is in full operation today, attended 24/7 by island resident and Physician Assistant Inez Pruitt.  In keeping with the pattern set by Dr. Nichols and according to his wishes, two physicians visit Tangier patients on alternate Thursdays:  Dr. Keith Cubbage, who practices family medicine at White Stone Family Practice on the western shore of the Bay, and Dr. David G. Kemp, a Riverside Medical Group internist.  In addition, Dr. Richard Crowder, a retired gastroenterologist/internist from Riverside Medical Group at Gloucester, Virginia, volunteers his services, performing colonoscopies as needed.

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