IDEA clinic

2019-20 DOCS IDEA Clinic Staff

Project Manager: Maggie Ginoza (

Student Liaison: Hailey Robles-Holmes

Professional Liaison: Lauren Rosenfeld

Patient Relations: Elijah Horesh

Logistics Coordinator: Arshia Arora

Quality Improvement Coordinator: Graham Parker


Mission: Patient-centered care to people who inject drugs (PWID) is at the heart of the student-run DOCS IDEA Clinic. PWID are extremely marginalized and have difficulties accessing quality healthcare. Our services are geared towards harm reduction and prevention in order to mitigate poor health outcomes associated with injection drug use. Our clinic will provide students with a positive learning environment in which to develop their clinical skills, practice empathy and promote culturally competent care. The DOCS IDEA Clinic is designed to further the mission of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, to graduate physicians with the ability and desire to improve the health of all populations by alleviating suffering and eliminating healthcare disparities through their leadership in patient care, research, education, health care administration and the community.

Students, please click here to register for Clinic dates (Students – please remember to carpool to the clinic and do not walk there at night)

DOCS IDEA Thursday Night Wound Care Clinic Overview

3:45pm- 8:00pm/last patient is seen

The primary goal for IDEA DOCS Student Clinic is to provide wound care to participants enrolled in the needle exchange program. The services provided by this clinic will include incision and drainage of skin abscesses, harm reduction counseling, and general health screenings.


Students volunteering at the DOCS IDEA Clinic will have to opportunity to:

  • Assist physicians in performing incision and drainage of skin abscesses
  • Conduct physicals and full patient histories
  • Conduct needle exchanges
  • Perform HIV and Hepatitis C screening
  • Provide harm reduction counseling  


1636 NW 7th Ave
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Phone Number: (786) 769-8118