Entries by sbrowning@lvim.net

We Are Now Members with NAFC

About NAFC.. Welcome to the NAFC, a national voice promoting quality health care for all. Building a Healthy America One Person at a Time. Support Free and Charitable Clinics Where Medical Care for the Underserved Isn’t a Dream, It’s Reality. The National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics (NAFC) is the only nonprofit 501c(3) organization […]

Welcome Alyssa!

Please join us in welcoming Alyssa Piccari to our team!   Alyssa will begin her journey as LVIM’s Executive Assistant on Monday, July 26th.  In this role, she will be supporting LVIM’s executive team in many ways.  Alyssa is a recent graduate of Florida Gulf Coast University and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in […]

Where is she now….

In January Laura started PA school at South University in Tampa. (A little birdy told us that she is making straight A’s, of course!) She spends most of her time studying, but when she’s not, she likes to take walks in the park and when she finds some inspiration, she likes to do embroidery. We […]

A Letter From Our CEO

Above the front door of my sister’s house hangs a sign that reads, “Gratitude is our dialect.” This turn of phrase by which my sister’s family lives has become a mantra for me as well over the years. In fact, through the challenges of last year and into this year, it has been my saving […]

Consecutive 4-Star Rating

On behalf of Charity Navigator, I wish to congratulate Lakeland Volunteers In Medicine on attaining the coveted 4-star rating for demonstrating strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency. The nonprofit sector is advancing and expanding. As our organizations evolve, so do the desires and interests of our supporters. Astute donors are yearning for […]

2020 Swan Derby Cancelled

In March, with the arrival of COVID-19 in our community, LVIM made the decision to postpone the Swan Derby. We remained optimistic that we would be able to hold the event in the fall. However, with the number of COVID-19 cases and the CDC guidelines still discouraging gatherings in large groups, LVIM has made the […]


We are excited about our new program with the YMCA of Central Florida! In an effort to help our patients be active and healthy minded, we will now be offering FREE memberships to the YMCA. Patients will be evaluated for certain health criteria and if they qualify, their physician will give them a referral for […]

Dr. Robert Chapman’s Farewell

After more than three years of service at Lakeland Volunteers in Medicine, Dr. Chapman announced that he will be retiring from his role as Medical Director. Dr. Chapman’s efforts to recruit volunteer medical providers throughout the community and expand services available for LVIM patients has been integral to fulfilling LVIM’s mission of providing high quality […]