Hello Friends of MKM:
As volunteers and board members of Melanoma Know More, we are pleased to announce that Melanoma Know More (MKM) is about to complete its 11th year of providing FREE skin cancer screening clinics throughout Greater Cincinnati. This past year we will have facilitated 14 clinics and screened over 1,000 patients, of which nearly twenty patients were expedited to seek further treatments.
Dr. Michael Morgan and I are excited to assist the MKM staff and clinic committee with the recruitment of volunteer screeners for Melanoma Know More's signature program. In conjunction with our five local hospital system partners, The Christ Hospital, St. Elizabeth Healthcare, TriHealth, Mercy Health, and UCHealth, we have set our schedule for 2018. The screening clinics are generally held on the second Saturday of every month from 10am until 12 noon. We have lay volunteers from both MKM and the host hospital who facilitate the process so that you only have to screen patients. We use the AAD screening form that most of you have used to screen patients in your offices. MKM has its own professional medical liability coverage for all volunteers while they are working in the clinics. You only need an active medical license in the state where the clinic is held.
There are two ways in which you can get involved with our clinics:
- Volunteer as a screener at our clinics by signing up for one of the clinics listed below. We need 3 physicians/CNP's/PA's to work in each clinic.
- Volunteer to accept patients with suspected melanoma on an expedited basis (i.e. 1-4 weeks from the date of the clinic). *Note: These referrals are rotated so no one person gets them all. Some patients will have insurance and others will not, but you can limit the number of pro bono/reduced rate patients you are willing to see per year. Arrangements will be made for the pathology for uninsured patients to be read pro bono/reduced rate as well.
If you are interested and able to volunteer at one of our clinics, please select a date(s) that works best for you using this online form. If you are available to see patients on an expedited basis, please CLICK HERE to fill out an online form.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Leanne Blair or Kris Luebbers at 513.364.6653. Thank you for your time and support for Melanoma Know More.
Susan E. Kindel, MD, FAAD
Melanoma Know More - Emeritus Board Member
Michael Morgan, MD, FAAD
Melanoma Know More - Board Member