Lexington Medical Center emergency medicine physician Dr. Todd Crump has earned the MedicalMissions.org Physician of the Year award for domestic service from LocumTenens.com for his volunteer work with The Free Medical Clinic in Columbia. More than 150 physicians were nominated for this award, which honors physicians who help underserved people gain access to health care services.
Dr. Crump began volunteering with The Free Medical Clinic in 1997 while in medical school at the University of South Carolina in Columbia. He has continued to regularly volunteer at the clinic, which serves more than 7,000 uninsured patients who would otherwise go without care. Dr. Crump is also the medical director at The Free Medical Clinic and assists with fundraising activities. In honor of his service, LocumTenens.com will donate $10,000 to the clinic.
“I went into medicine in an effort to help others in need. Nowhere is that more important than with our patients who have no insurance, Medicaid or Medicare,” said Dr. Crump. “I am grateful to MedicalMissions.org for being proactive in honoring and recognizing those who provide volunteer health care services both here and abroad.”
LocumTenens.com, a full-service physician staffing agency, supports medical mission work and increasing health care access in underserved areas by sponsoring and recruiting physicians for annual medical brigades and operating MedicalMissions.org, which helps to connect trained medical volunteers with organizations that sponsor medical missions throughout the world.
“Dr. Crump is helping in his own backyard to make sure that uninsured patients in Columbia don’t go without needed care,” said R. Shane Jackson, president of Jackson Healthcare and LocumTenens.com.