WMSN FOX 47
 

FOX 47 - Health News

MADISON (WMSN) -- Nearly 500,000 people are living without health insurance in Wisconsin, leaving many with few options for help.


The hope is to help more people like Guy Ganta, who says without the help from doctors who volunteer at the BSP Free Clinic, he would not be alive today.


"I would say coming here, it was like coming to heaven," said Guy Ganta, patient.


Guy Ganta of Marshall says for years - he didn't know why he didn't feel well.


Without insurance and running out of options, he discovered the BSP Free Clinic last June, which stands for Benevolent Specialists Project.


Located at the Dean Foundation in Middleton where a doctor diagnosed him.


"I had congestive heart failure and the root cause of it was my sleep apnea. Because of sleeping sitting up for 20 years, my heart was working overtime trying to pump down my legs," said Ganta.


Guy was given a special device to help him sleep, and prescribed medications to get his health back in order.


"Since then I've lost 100 pounds," said Ganta.


It's stories like these that keep many doctors like Psychiatrist Leslie Taylor coming back to the free clinic to volunteer.


This is the only multi-specialty free clinic in the state, meaning patients can be seen by anyone from and optometrist to orthopedic surgeon.


More than 30 doctors from Madison-area hospitals and clinics volunteer.


The BSP Free Clinic served more than 1,300 patients last year. To help serve more patients they're holding a fundraiser April 30th


"It features physicians from all over the area that play instruments," said Dr. Leslie Taylor, Executive Director of the Dean Foundation.


Artwork and jewelry will also be auctioned off.


For Guy, he's thankful for all the help.


"I never experienced someone who'd work a full-time job and come help people out of the kindness of their hearts," said Ganta.






More information about the BSP Free Clinic


Information about Docstar 2011, Presented by the Dean Foundation:


What:  A reception, auction, dinner and talent show featuring Dean, St. Mary's, and Meriter physicians


When: Saturday, April 30th
5:30 p.m. - Reception, Art Show and Silent Auction
7:00 p.m. - Dinner and Talent Show


Where: Madison Marriott West
1313 John Q Hammons Drive
Middleton, WI 53562


Cost: $110 a person
$1,000 a table of 10
Sponsorships available


 

Doctors hold special benefit for Middleton free clinic

Video List

Sun. - Fri. on FOX 47 News at 9!

Top Health Headlines (foxnews.com)

What 5 dietitians order at Olive Garden
Remember Alan Martin, the North Carolina minister who was truly determined to take advantage of his never-ending pasta pass at The Olive Garden?

Preventing male infertility: 12 natural ways to make healthy sperm
For about 30 percent of couples struggling with infertility, the cause has something to do with the male’s health, according to the American Society for Reproductive Medicine.

Celebrity chef Sunny Anderson on living with irritable bowel disease
I may be best known for my Food Network shows, where I whip up my favorite meals and share recipes I love on “The Kitchen” and “Cooking for Real,” but many fans may not know that I’ve been living with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) for about 20 years, specifically, ulcerative colitis (UC).  

5 signs you’re working too much
Being a workaholic is a badge of honor these days.

Top nutritionists share their food trend insights
The annual Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo (FNCE) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics was held last month in Atlanta, Georgia.

Advertise with us!

Tonight on FOX 47

10:00am Green Bay Nation
10:30am Inside the Huddle
11:00pm FOX NFL Sunday
12:00pm
NFL on FOX: "Packers vs. Vikings"
3:00pm NFL on FOX Post-Game
3:30pm Locker Room Live
4:30pm Paid Program
5:00pm Celebrity Name Game
5:30pm Celebrity Name Game
6:00pm The Simpsons
6:30pm
Mulaney
7:00pm The Simpsons
7:30pm Brooklyn Nine-Nine
8:00pm Family Guy
8:30pm Bob's Burgers
9:00pm FOX 47 News at 9
9:35pm In Depth Sports with Graham Bensinger
10:05pm Formula E (Tape Delayed)
11:05pm Mike & Molly
11:35pm Mike & Molly
12:05am Ring of Honor Wrestling


Complete FOX 47 Schedule

To FOX.com

Advertise with us!
IE6 Float Fix