Featuring Dr. Serge Thys, Jr., Medical Director at FoundCare

The healthcare industry is one of the most essential and fundamental parts of our society. It is responsible for giving patients the care and attention they need to maintain their health and wellness. Despite its importance, the industry has not always been inclusive or equitable, particularly for persons of color. In order to provide the best care possible, it is crucial to have representation in the medical and health field that is diverse and reflective of the communities it serves.

Representation of Black / African American providers in the medical and health field can have a positive impact on health outcomes for patients of color. Research has shown that patients are more likely to trust and feel comfortable with healthcare providers who share their racial and cultural backgrounds. This can lead to better patient-provider communication, improved health literacy, and ultimately better health outcomes.

“Having an African American provider who understands and who can relate to the unique experiences and challenges faced by Black and minority populations can make all the difference in a patient’s health journey,” said Dr. Serge Thys Jr., Medical Director at FoundCare. “Black / African American people are diagnosed with chronic illnesses like heart disease, hypertension, and diabetes at higher rates than other racial and ethnic groups. Having a provider who is familiar with these conditions and can provide culturally sensitive care can greatly improve a patient’s experience and outcome.”

Representation in the medical and health field can also have a positive impact on the community. When minorities are in positions of authority and power, it can help to break down stereotypes and create a sense of pride and empowerment among the community. This can inspire future generations to pursue careers in the medical and health field, helping to ensure that there will be a more diverse pool of healthcare providers to choose from.

In conclusion, the representation of Black/ African American and minority providers in the medical and health field is vital for improving health outcomes, inspiring the community, and promoting diversity and inclusiveness in healthcare. By embracing diversity and inclusiveness, the healthcare industry can better meet the needs of all patients, regardless of their race, ethnicity, or cultural background. This can lead to more equitable and effective healthcare outcomes, and help close the health disparities gap that still exists in our society today.

At FoundCare, we take pride in diversity and equality. Our culturally competent staff is fluent in English, Spanish, French, and Creole to make our services inclusive to the community we serve. To schedule an appointment, please call 561-432-5849.