Board Certified Emergency Medicine Physician has Special Passion and Expertise in Serving the Underserved
(Boynton Beach, FL — ) Caridad Center, the largest free and charitable clinic in Florida, has named Monica Breedlove, M.D., as its new Medical Director. Raised in Andalucia. Spain, Dr. Breedlove is a Board Certified Emergency Medicine Physician who has practiced medicine for more than 16 years. She began her medical studies in Guadalajara, Mexico at The Universidad De Guadalajara and received her Medical Degree through the Fifth Pathway Program at New York Medical College in Valhalla, New York.
Shortly thereafter, Dr. Breedlove volunteered and later worked at a clinic for the underserved in Milwaukee, WI. She remembers going to care for patients under bridges and later helping develop social service platforms, similar to those offered at Caridad Center,
Dr. Breedlove spent the next three years studying Emergency Medicine at New York Medical College Metropolitan Hospital and then served as the Medical Director of the Emergency Department at Westchester General Hospital for six years. After practicing in Los Angeles, Dr. Breedlove returned to Florida and opened a concierge medical practice in West Palm Beach, where she is known fondly as “Dr. Love.”
Dr. Breedlove says she is honored and humbled to have returned to serving the underserved and underinsured children and families of Palm Beach County, as these are the patients who fueled her passion for medicine originally. Her goal is to humbly further assist in shining a beacon in the dark for the “invisible population” of our society and allow them the grace and dignity to receive the highest quality of healthcare in Palm Beach County.
When Dr. Breedlove is not working, she is an avid traveler, creates art and is working on a children’s travel series.
About Caridad Center, Inc.
Co-founded as a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3), Palm Beach School District healthcare worker Caridad Asensio and Constance Berry saw their students were having trouble learning in school because they didn’t have enough to eat at home. In 1989, they opened a free clinic as the Migrant Association of South Florida in Boynton Beach. As the clinic grew the name was changed to Caridad Center to reflect the expanded patient population and in honor of Caridad Asensio. Today, Caridad Center, which means “charity” in Spanish, provides direct medical, dental, vision, mental health, education and social services to more than 7,000 uninsured and underserved children and families and seniors. As the largest free and charitable clinic in Florida, Caridad Center’s clinical staff of doctors and nurses are all volunteers. Caridad Center’s mission is to upgrade the health, education and living standards of underserved children and families; and to eliminate the cycle of poverty for the families we serve in South Florida. Caridad Center is located at 8645 W. Boynton Beach Blvd., Boynton Beach, FL 33472. For more information, visit www.caridad.org.
For more information contact: Lisa Kronhaus, Chief Development Officer – 561.737-6336, ext. 113