In The Spotlight
Wellness Plan to Open Clinic in Madison Heights School
The Wellness Plan Medical Center will open a sixth clinic location, this one in a school in Madison Heights.
The clinic at Keys Grace Academy charter school, which will serve a predominantly Chaldean and Assyrian refugee population, will be the first clinic in a school for the federally qualified health center. It is scheduled to open June 1.
"We have tripled our size since we started" as a health center, said CEO Anthony King, who has been with the center since 2007.
There are no upcoming events at this time.
Employee Spotlight - May
Karra Evans, DDS
As a dentist at The Wellness Plan Medical Centers, Karra Evans has the power to make patients smile again.
Evans, who has been a dentist at TWP for three years, manages the overall oral healthcare needs of her patients — including root canals, fillings, crowns, and bridges.
“The most gratifying part of my job is when the treatment is completed, and patients say, ‘I got my smile back,’” Evans said. “One patient was so grateful of the primary care he received on his new dentures, he brought in a few pounds of fish he caught the previous day as a thank you.”
Evans has been interested in dentistry since her first orthodontist appointment at the age of 10. It was here where she gained a new-found confidence in her smile after each dental visit, ultimately influencing a desire to offer the same opportunity to her patients.
Evans proudest achievement at TWP came when a patient requested her to be interviewed at a public broadcast television show because of the care she received. The segment was constructed on the spotlight of women in the healthcare industry, where she had the opportunity to share information on oral health. Evans felt honored to be involved in such a project.
Outside of work, Evans enjoys singing in the choir, walking her dog, reading mystery novels, African Dance, and traveling. What is her favorite TV series and why?
“I love The Game of Thrones! The story line is always twisting and it is unpredictable,” she said. “I also like that some of the heroes in the story are women!”
Employee Spotlight - June
For the past three years, Delores Green has been responsible for the preparation of purchasing products and services to ensure The Wellness Plan Medical Centers have the tools they need to provide quality service to our patients as the Maintenance Repair and Operations Buyer.
“I enjoy working with my team members and finding ways to save the organization money,” Green said. “One year I helped the Wellness Plan save $145,995.41, which became my proudest achievement!”
Green pursued a career in purchasing because she wanted to help company’s find ways to keep costs down through better management of vendors. During Green’s time at TWP, she has completed three certification trainings with the American Purchasing Society and has plans to do more.
When Green isn’t looking for ways to save the company money, she is spending time with her grandkids, reading King James version of the Bible and dancing.
What was the last movie Green watched? “Avengers: End Game! Even though it was three hours long, it was worth the time to see the excitement in my grandkids eyes.”
Employee Spotlight - July
Gail Woodson-Stamps has been a key member of The Wellness Plan Medical Centers’ dental services for the last seven years as a dental hygienist.
Woodson-Stamps is responsible for screening her patients and for removing plaque and polishing teeth during routine checkups. She also teaches appropriate brushing and flossing techniques that can help prevent gum disease.
“I enjoy teaching patient’s sustainable oral health care and explaining to them the relationship oral health has too the entire body,” Woodson-Stamps said. “After my patient’s witness the transformation from an unhealthy state to a healthy state, it brings excitement with a brighter smile and I can never get enough of those smiles!”
Woodson-Stamps pursued a career in health care shortly after graduating from high school. She was employed at a dental office as a co-op job in 12thgrade. During that time, a dental hygienist named Michelle Ward grew her interest in dental hygiene, leaving Woodson-Stamps wanting more personal interaction and involvement with patient care.
Outside of work, Woodson-Stamps enjoys learning Spanish. A few years ago, she started learning how to speak, read, and write the language. Since then, she has taken four classes at Oakland Community College and attended Centro de Lenguas Modernas at the University of Granada in Spain for two weeks. These efforts are helping fully immerse herself in the Hispanic culture and looks forward to one day becoming fluent in Spanish in hopes to increase the Hispanic patient rate at TWP.
Woodson-Stamps holds a degree from Wayne County Community College’s dental hygiene program and a Bachelor of Science degree from The University of Detroit Mercy. Also, she has a diploma in religious studies from the Heritage Center for Religious Studies.
I am sure that my co-workers would be surprised to know that together, my husband and I have 15 grandchildren.