One Patient Global Health Initiative was founded in 2010 by Doctors Karla and Daniel Ivankovich.  Their mission is to provide "resources for accessible healthcare in underserved populations, without discrimination and regardless of ability to pay."  Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Daniel Ivankovich says he performs 600 to 800 surgical procedures per year for people in Chicago who are un- or underinsured; people who have little to no access to orthopedic services and whose life expectancies are years shorter than those in other nearby communities. "We give them medical care but I believe the greatest thing we give them is hope....  It's incredible when you see them taking their lives back."


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  • Learn more about One Patient Global Health Initiative and the important work they do in Chicago.
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