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Family Care Medical Clinic

Name: Sylvia Blanchard

Location: Tupelo, MS 

Type of Business:
private medical practice federally qulified certified rural health clinic

What does your business do?
medical services minor emergencies, chronic illnesses, vaccination program.

When and why did you start the biz?
April 22,2004 we started a Family Care Medical Clinic llc. We saw a need in our community to serve the people that did not have an established medical home.

How Many People are in your Company?

Where's your office?
109 Parkgate Extended in Tupelo,Ms 38801

What's the toughest part of running your biz?
The toughest part of running our business is the seasonal aspect of the business. You have to maintain and take care of the business even when it's slow. That can be challenging at time's when you have salaries, and overhead such as rent, utilities ect.

What's the most fun part?
When you see the smiles on people faces when you've helped them with an issue they've been dealing with for a period of time.

Anything you would have done differently?
I don't think so being a medical provider is very rewarding. Make sure that you passionate about what you are doing.

What's next on the horizon for your biz?
We see continued projected growth with the help of our partners. I hope in the future we can buy the facility that we currently occupy are move to a larger facility to accommodate future growth.

What advice do you have for others?
Don't go in with blinders on be ready for the unexpected. It's not all a bed of roses. Have a great support system, a team that you can depend on the hardest thing for a provider to do is to try to do both aspects of the business, being a provider and manager.

How do you use Idea Cafe to help your biz?
Keeping me well informed of new products in the market place. A great resource for all businesses seeking funding.They do a lot of the heavy lifting so you don't have to.

School (where, still in school, degree)?
University of South Alabama, Doctorate of Nursing degree

Prior jobs or business?
North Mississippi Medical Center located in Tupelo,Ms 38801

Favorite Food?
Anything chicken

What are your pets' names?
Cooper a beautiful Australian Shepard

Do any of these pets help with your biz?
No but he probably be happy here with all the children.

Is there any one person or event in your life that led you to go into business for yourself?
My wonderful husband of 21 years Jeff

Anyone you publicly want to thank?
The Business Cafe's you have a great service continued success thanks so much.

Contact Info:
Sylvia Blanchard
109 Parkgate Extended
Tupelo, MS 38801



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