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Jolie Allen, MPA

Chief Operations Officer

Emma Gipson, MPA, CPA

Chief Financial Officer

Hawanda L. Hill,

Chief HR & Compliance Officer

Jessica Jolly,

Chief Organizational Development Officer

dorothy marshall
Dorothy Marshall, MD, MPH

Associate Medical Director

Ashley Meusa, DPM

Associate Medical Director

Morgan Price, DDS

Chief Dental Officer

Joyce Tapley,

Chief Executive Officer

Xaquita Wicks, RN, MSN

Chief Nursing Officer

Letter from the CEO
Joyce Tapley

The current Coronavirus Pandemic has consumed the lives of individuals and families throughout the US and the entire world. Practically everyone’s life has been impacted in ways one could never imagine. Fortunately, even with the current shelter-in-place orders, both of our offices, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Family Clinic, located in the King Center near Fair Park, and the Foremost Family Health Center-Balch Springs office are open for those who must be seen by one of our providers in person. We are accepting new patients.

We are thankful and grateful to our ESSENTIAL EMPLOYEES, our physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, medical assistants, customer service/scheduling teams and lab techs for reporting to work every day to care for those who need to see us in person. We are also available every day to offer virtual visits through TELEMEDICINE using a phone and/or computer so that the patient can see their primary care provider during their virtual visit. We are committed to being available to anyone who needs primary care services. We don’t want you to go to the emergency room if you are not very ill. We are committed to a safe and clean work environment for our employees and patients, and our employees are equipped with the necessary personal protective equipment (PPE).


On a personal note, I come from a family health history of heart disease, diabetes, cancer and asthma. As a person who is managing diabetes, high cholesterol, a heart condition, and thyroid disease with medicine, adjusting my eating habits, trying to exercise regularly, reducing stress, daily prayer and maintaining a positive attitude, I can attest that it does take a village to make a difference in a person’s life. MLK, Jr. Family Clinic and the Foremost Family Health Center Balch Springs can be the village of staff members who can continue the partnership and improve the health outcomes of this community and other communities, one patient at a time even in the midst of unexpected health pandemics.

While we accept most insurances, even if you do not have health insurance, we still want to be your choice for affordable, quality health care.

Improving Health. Promoting Wellness.

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