Female Doctor Opens Walk-in Clinic To Help Local Residents Wellness

Dr. Patricia Harris, a Primary Care Physician and the founder and CEO of ExtraCare Concerns, a Black-owned healthcare facility in Fort Worth, Texas, is helping local residents to achieve wellness and ideal health throughout Tarrant county and beyond.

As the Coronavirus pandemic subsides, she has turned her attention to getting people back into the routine of regularly visiting a primary care physician at least once a year.

Dr. Harris is growing her practice by partnering with Fort Worth ISD schools and collaborating with local healthcare providers and Tarrant County residents to provide a host of services to address health disparities.

It is widely known that minority communities are at an increased risk for conditions such as heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, and diabetes.

The list of health conditions that disproportionately affect black communities is largely due to the existing disparities in healthcare.

One of the first steps in making improvements is getting more African American households assigned to a Black primary care physician in their local community.

We know that prevention and education is a key to better health outcomes.

Dr. Harris comments, “Many people in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex don’t have an assigned primary care physician.Instead, they visit an urgent care facility or a hospital when they have a health crisis.It’s a great time to reset and focus on taking care of your physical emotional and mental health.
Self-care starts with finding a primary care physician who’s dedicated to looking after you. I’m here to ensure that our community lives happier, healthier lives.”

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