About ALAPIO: Association of Los Angeles Physicians of Indian Origin
ALAPIO is a very young, newly formed non-profit organization that was started in June 2013 with just a handful of physicians that shared a common goal of a unique organization. ALAPIO has grown rapidly in the last one year with an impressive membership from both academia and private practice.
The Mission of our organization:
- To provide a service oriented educational and philanthropic non-profit organization to serve the medical profession and the community at large.
“ Health and Wellbeing to All”
Our Recent Contributions:
- Provide CME lectures and credits in a variety of major health topics including:
- ‘Heart Disease’ Speaker: Dr Jignesh Patel, Cardiologist, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, LA
- ‘Role of Vitamin D in Health and Disease’: Dr Sudhir Gupta, Immunologist, University of California, Irvine
- ‘Stem Cells and Nanotechnology’: Dr Uttam Sinha, Head & Neck Surgery, Univ. of Southern California, LA
- ‘Prostate Cancer’: Dr Timothy Lesser, Torrance, CA
- Future of Independent Hospital & Practice: Lex Reddy, CEO, Alecto Healthcare
- Provide a social and networking platform for younger physicians, and entertainment provided by local artistes
- Obtain a 501© 3 Tax Exempt Organization status with a Tax ID.
- Organizing a Charity Fundraising Concert with the objective of raising funds to:
- Establish a multi-specialty free physician service to the financially underprivileged in the greater Los Angeles area
- Promote awareness and educate children and parents about health risks of childhood obesity
- Host Free Seminars and Health Fairs to promote preventive health education
If you are a physician and would like to contribute and participate please become a member.
Dear ALAPIO supporters,
The Holiday Season will soon be upon us and it is traditional that at this time we acknowledge all those generous people who have participated in our activities and made our endeavors successful and meaningful.
It was our aim from our inception that we should provide free medical services to the indigenous
population of the L.A. area, and we are pleased to announce that owing to your generosity, the Free Clinic and Free Surgery has taken off well. We are associated with the Lestonnec Free Clinics and since we started the project, we have provided medical care to more than 150 new patients; all of whom were either homeless and uninsured and below the poverty line. In the last few months we also performed four free surgeries, and in December, we are slated to perform fifteen more.
The blessings which the patients shower upon are not only for us- our supporters deserve the blessings
too. We want to share this sense of gratification with you. We strive to reach out to those in need, without encroaching on their sense of pride and human dignity. Your efforts help us achieve this by enabling our patients to shape their own destinies.
These patients are now on treatment for conditions such as hypertension, diabetes mellitus, respiratory ailments and prostate conditions. With continued care and health education, these patients see a ray of light in their otherwise deprived lives.
In order to keep the free Clinic operational, we have to raise at least $50,000 annually. We are fortunate that we have had your support in the past. We count on your continued support and hope and request a generous contribution from you. Needless to say that your contribution is totally tax deductible, and
rest-assured that a 100% of your donation will be used for patient care. We do not utilize any funds raised
from donations for operational expenses. Members of ALAPIO bear that cost individually.
We would appreciate any amount that you desire to contribute. we accept credit cards as well, and checks can be written to ALAPIO and mailed to:
c/o Dr. Bharat Patel,
3148 Fond Dr,Encino,CA 91436
We also invite you to visit our website www.ALAPIO.org for a window to our activities. Season's Greetings and Best Wishes,
from the ALAPIO Working Committee and Dr. Bharat Patel.
"To change the world we must be good to those who can not repay us."-Pope Francis.