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Franklin Street Community Health Center - Stamford Community Health Center

141 Franklin St
Stamford CT, 06901
Contact Phone: (203) 969-0802
Clinic Details: Established in 2000, the Dental Center of Stamford was founded by area citizens and became part of CHC, Inc. in 2005. It is the hub for a network of CHC dental services throughout Stamford. When comprehensive medical services were added in 2009, the Center became known as the Franklin Street Community Health Center.

Services: Dental Care; Primary Medical Care; Treatment of Chronic Diseases; Behavioral Health; Sick and Urgent Care; Well Child Care; Immunizations; Physical Exams; Gynecological Care; Family Planning; Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program
Dental Services: Exams; Cleanings; X-rays; Fillings; Extractions; Crowns; Bridges; Dentures; Partials
Remarks: Urban Area, Permanent Clinic, Year-Round, Full-Time (open 40 hours per week)
Payment Method: Sliding Fee Scale; Medicaid; Medicare; Private Insurance
Operation Hours: Mon, Tues: 7:30am-6:00pm; Wed-Fri: 7:30am-5:30pm; 1st Sat: 8:30am-noon

Latest Reviews, Comments, Questions for Franklin Street Community Health Center

Comment from David Yolleck: Dear Dr Gelrich, The subject of this note is basically a pretense of getting this to you. I appreciate your well-intended efforts of trying to deal with me in face of my seeming non-compliance and over-emphasis upon avoidance of hyperglycemia in counterpoint to your well-founded attempts to avoid clear risks of hypoglycemia. In some significant respects, I think that you were, unfortunately, in error with respect to a variety of major reasons. I don’t want to make statements based on, frequently I’ll-conceived studies, but can’t prevent myself from touching upon that direction. I am writing rapidly without forethought. Generally, the 1993 DCCT study impressed the most ignorant physicians. Joslin, Krall, Levine, Mahler -and many competent mortals- understood the impact of hyperglycemia upon degenerative changes — including microangiopathy, Neuropathy, retinonopathy, nephropathy... It, however, provoked an improperly balanced -and exclusionary- emphasis upon hyperglycemia. In relation to that study, you were, however, correct. It’s four-fold increase in hypoglycemia, amongst participants in the tight-control cohort, is highly supportive of your efforts at influencing me to avoid hypoglycemia. Life-saving? Perhaps.. Still, you failed to offer adequate emphasis upon autoimmune dynamics. When you acted upon immunological concerns, e.g., when testing for Djorgren’s Antibody (sp?), on hearing my complaints about dry-mouth — without so much as First looking in my mouth (which you later did do) you failed to rely on your powers of clinical examination —something I regard as a disturbing development in more recent decades of medical practice. Also, you’d assume presence of degenerative changes, e.g., peripheral neuropathy, based on my own (perhaps careless) statements without so much as examining me for sensory,or motor, integrity. As it turns out, there appear still to be no findings of hyperglycemia-based degenerative changes. Neurologist’s examination revealed no evidence of peripheral neuropathy. Perhaps relevant, Joslin Diabetes Center 2010 epidemiology study of t1dm 50-year survivors, might be at odds with DCCT. That group seemed highly resistant to glycemic damage in ways not forecast by DCCT.... With me, there is apparently much going on with autoimmunity. That’s got to be handled as a major dynamic factor in dm1 generally. PCP James Dorr, MD, now treats me. Endocrinologist Melissa Goldstein handles diabetes, related hormonal issues with a sharp view on autoimmunity. I’m being referred to a Rumatologist (yes, spelling’s wrong but I’ve got to get a bus.) You needn’t continue missing, with your other patients, as much as you did with me. Kindest regards, David

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