News & Updates from SAY Detroit Clinic

Mobile Mammography Center Visits S.A.Y. Detroit Family Health Clinic

Mobile Mammography Center Visits S.A.Y. Detroit Family Health Clinic

A packed waiting room greeted Dr. Keyshia Covington and the S.A.Y. Detroit Family Health Clinic staff on Thursday morning. The main reason was right outside the door: It was the day that The Anthony L. Soave Family Mobile Mammography and Health Screening Center was at the clinic to ensure that all women have easy access to high-quality breast health services regardless of their ability to pay.

The Soave Family mobile unit is part of St. John Providence’s mission of making screening mammography accessible to those in need in and around metro Detroit.

Nearly 20 women received free mammograms beginning at 9 a.m. at the S.A.Y. Clinic on Glendale. It marked the second time this year that the mobile unit visited the clinic.

“We’re going to get another date because we already have an overflow list,” Dr. Covington said. “It’s incredibly valuable because in our last session we had multiple people needing secondary follow-up — ultrasounds, biopsies. Without the opportunity to get screened, they would have never had access to this critical care. They’re so grateful.”

S.A.Y. Detroit is deeply appreciative of St. John Providence and The Anthony L. Soave Family Mammography and Health Screening Center for helping serve the female patients at the clinic.

$1 Million in Radiothon Funds Distributed to 20 Charities

$1 Million in Radiothon Funds Distributed to 20 Charities

Representatives from 20 area charities accepted checks totaling more than $1 million on Tuesday from donations raised at Mitch Albom’s fifth annual S.A.Y. Detroit Radiothon last December.

The ceremony at the Fisher Building included several first-time beneficiaries, including the Bing Youth Institute — a mentoring program for urban youth created by former Detroit Mayor and NBA legend Dave Bing.

Albom, who founded S.A.Y. Detroit in 2006, presented the checks to the benefiting charities with Dr. Chad Audi, president of the Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries, along with representatives of several major donor organizations. (more…)

Spring for Socks Charity Drive

Spring for Socks Charity Drive

Associated Podiatrists, P.C. in Novi is partnering up with S.A.Y. Detroit to collect brand NEW socks for people of all ages! We will be accepting donations throughout Spring (March 20 – June 21) and will be dropping them off at S.A.Y. Detroit Family Health Clinic on June 23, 2017.

Please share this event with your friends and family and help us spread the word about this charity drive! All donations will be welcomed and appreciated.

Donations can be dropped off at:

Associated Podiatrists, P.C.
26750 Providence Parkway
Suite 130
Novi, MI 48374

We’d like to express our deepest thanks to Dr. Marc A. Borovoy, Dr. John D. Miller, and Staff.

Please respond to the Facebook event here

S.A.Y. Detroit Clinic to Provide Services to Dignity House

S.A.Y. Detroit Clinic to Provide Services to Dignity House

On Tuesday’s broadcast of the Mitch Albom Show, Mitch and Ken were joined by Angela Aufdemberge, President and CEO of Vista Maria, and Nelly Kendrick, Director of Dignity House in Detroit bring attention to the very serious and often underreported trauma of sexual assault, recently at the forefront of discussion about rape on university campuses in the wake of the high-profile lawsuit settlement regarding an alleged rape  at Florida State University(FSU) by Jameis Winston, a former student athlete. (more…)

Healing the Whole Person

Healing the Whole Person

Clinical trials suggest that the best way to treat disease is to explore, understand, and treat the underlying cause. Western medicine has historically focused on the use of medications to manage conditions such as hypertension, cardiac disease, and diabetes. Our philosophy at the S.A.Y. clinic is one that focuses primarily on the underlying causes of disease. The usual suspects are obesity, stress, poor diet, lack of exercise, and at times, not knowing or understanding what constitutes a healthy lifestyle. To that end, our patients enjoy a comprehensive approach to their wellness that includes:

Nutritional counseling and reference materials

Smoking cessation resources

Exercise classes

Weight loss classes

Emotional and psychiatric counseling

The clinic is also now aligned with multiple organizations and services to help patients cope with other problems throughout their lives.

We have achieved tremendous success with patients who have taken advantage of these services. We have seen reduction in the need for blood pressure and diabetic medications, weight reduction, increased personal strength and confidence, and individuals who are simply “feeling much better.”

These improvements are as a result of our general philosophy: heal the entire person.

A special post from the S.A.Y. Detroit Family Health Clinic Director Dr. Val Gokenbach DM, RN, MBA, NEC-A, RWJF

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