Dr. Smallwood joined the Space Coast Volunteers in Medicine (SCVIM) organization in 2013 as a physician volunteer. He was elected to the SCVIM Board of Directors in 2014 and now serves as the Board of Directors President. Dr. Smallwood is board certified in Internal Medicine and practiced Occupational Medicine at the Kennedy Space Center for 22 years. He currently works as an occupational medicine consultant and assists with occupational medicine related business development.Statement from Dr. Smallwood: SCVIM is a tax-exempt organization under Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Code section 501(c)(3), serving as a charitable organization. SCVIM is part of the larger Volunteers in Medicine nationwide network, the nation’s only nonprofit organization dedicated to building a network of primary healthcare clinics for uninsured individuals in local communities. The IRS Code permits tax-deductible contributions, which SCVIM uses for operational needs such as facility upkeep, equipment, materials and supplies as well as limited patient assistance with additional medical testing as indicated. Board of Director members, staff members, and volunteers do not receive financial compensation for their SCVIM services; they provide their time and resources free of charge. Healthcare is a needed commodity in relatively short supply, particularly in the light of today’s cost of medical services. Although Florida utilizes federal and state funding to support medical insurance and medical providers, numerous individuals lack sufficient access to medical care and/or lack medical insurance. SCVIM stands in the gap for the uninsured in Brevard County; however, the gap remains large. The SCVIM Board of Directors strives to reduce the uninsured gap through obtaining tax-deductible funding from business, community, individual, and grant resources. SCVIM’s most important assets are the volunteers who provide free medical and dental care! Our volunteer healthcare providers include physicians, dentists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, medical technicians, medical assistants, and administrative and clerical staff. Volunteers make SCVIM possible.If you want to volunteer, please visit the SCVIM website to start the process or feel free to email us with your interest. Business, local entities, and individuals who cannot volunteer their time can help reduce the uninsured gap through tax-deductible donations, please visit our website or call us to learn more about how you and/or your business can help. I’m pleased to be involved in the SCVIM organization and hope you will join us!