More North Texas Medical Groups Help Harvey Victims

North Texas doctors are coming to the aid of displaced Harvey evacuees in desperate need of medical care.

Many medical professionals are waiving fees or treating patients, no questions asked.

Being displaced by Harvey poses great risk to babies not even born yet. That's why doctors at Macarthur OB-GYN have opened their doors to pregnant women affected by the storm and unable to get to their providers in Southeast Texas.

"We check people for preterm birth, contractions. If they have any issues, they need to see someone, especially a doctor," said Dr. Brian Enggano, of Medical City Las Colinas.

The doctor's group posted its offer on Facebook, which was shared more than 2,000 times. "We had 10 patients come in just yesterday, seeking care, and more are coming in today," said Dr. Jeff Livingston.

Methodist Urgent Care - Inwood Village has also offered to help hurricane evacuees needing medical care.

The clinic began seeing as many as eight patients a day for acute and primary care visits, blood work, and X-rays, if needed.

The patients are shuttled from the city of Dallas mega shelter at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center.

"It's such a big disaster that nobody expected, so we want to do our part in helping anybody with any kinds of needs they have," said Dr. Joseph Kim, medical director of Methodist Urgent Care.

North Texans are on the front lines in Rockport, the city hardest hit by Harvey's initial impact.

Code 3 ER and Urgent Care recently opened a freestanding emergency room in Rockport, according to the organization's CEO, Dr. Carrie de Moor, of Frisco.

She says she, alongside nurses from Frisco and Fort Worth, is helping treat Rockport residents, as well as police officers, either injured during recovery efforts or unable to get access to their normal medical needs, such as diabetes medication.

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