- Last Updated on Monday, 23 December 2013 17:04
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King George — Dr. Roosevelt Dean, Medical Director of 24/7 TLC Community Care clinic is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Roberto Canizares MD to the staff line-up.
Dean states “Dr. Canizares will be joining the Community Care Clinic in beginning January 2014” and further explained “Dr. Canizares has provided medical care to the King George community for over forty years and has also provided free medical care since the 1980s to homeless at Fredericksburg’s Thurman Brisben Center.
Dean further commented “We are very pleased to welcome Dr. Canizares, a well-respected general practitioner and surgeon who received his postgraduate medical training at Harbor View Hospital and Provident Hospital both in Baltimore, Md. Dr. Canizares received his medical degree from Far Eastern University NRMF Institute of Medicine. While Dr. Canizares has many awards for his long history of service, one of his more interesting and noteworthy distinctions is being one of the 1996 Olympic Torchbearers.”
Friends and colleagues note that after seeing patients all day at his current King George office, Dr. Canizares goes to the Fredericksburg full-service residential emergency homeless shelter, to provide free medical care with compassion and respect.
Last year in a June Roast fundraiser, Father Donald J. Rooney, pastor of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, mentioned that Canizares offers free flu shots in memory of his late wife, Dr. Teresita Cacha Canizares, an OB-GYN who also was devoted to the poor and underserved in Fredericksburg.
Canizares, now 72, was raised in a devout Catholic home in Makati, outside of Manila, in the Philippines where his father was in banking and his mother was a biology teacher. The fifth of seven sons, he is a self-proclaimed “mama’s boy” who enjoyed helping around the house with dusting and cleaning.
The doctor begins his day with Mass and often ends up back at the parish in the evening for the Miraculous Medal novena or for adoration.
Dr. C as he is affectionately known to his patients states his reason for joining the Community Care clinic is to continue living his philosophy that “Greatness lies in what we do for others.”
Dr. Dean commented that “Dr. Canizares shares our vision to offer high quality compassionate medical care to all individuals in the greater local region.”
Dr. Canizares will continue seeing patients daily at his current location until he moves his practice in the next three weeks over to the Community Care clinic located at 11131 Journal Parkway, King George, in the next two weeks.
24/7 TLC Community Care clinic, a not-for-profit organization located at 11131 Journal Parkway, King George, recently launched an administrative opening to facilitate the credentialing, organizing, and installing of medical equipment.
Community Care Clinic Administrative hours are currently 10-5, closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, closed New Year’s Eve and Day with full medical services projected to be on-line within three weeks.
Patients with questions may call the office at (540) 625-2527.