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Houston Methodist Foundation Magazine | 2014

For every small miracle, though, there are patients who remain in health care limbo. Drs. Suki, Ruppe and Simpson and the fellows have treated several undocumented patients who don’t qualify for insurance or any government assistance. Their treatment can go only so far, a frustrating reality for the physicians and fellows. There’s the woman with kidney failure who stays alive by getting dialysis at emergency rooms around town and an elderly man with acute, end-stage kidney disease who has been in the United States illegally for more than 17 years. The physicians and fellows do what they can to control the providing care with compassion 26 Houston Methodist Hospital Foundation


Houston Methodist Foundation Magazine | 2014
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