Local doctors volunteer their time to help thousands of Oklahomans

OKLAHOMA CITY –  Thousands of Oklahomans are getting free dental, vision and medical care.

It’s all thanks to Remote Area Medical.

Remote Area Medical visits Oklahoma every two years, bringing valuable medical equipment to hundreds of doctors volunteering to treat patients.

RAM is an international organization that facilitates free health care visits for families without insurance.

This year, RAM is treating over one thousand patients who need dental, vision and medical care.

“85 percent of the people walking through these doors haven’t seen an eye doctor or a dentist in the last five years. So being able to provide that service for them changes their life,” Chris Hall, Chief Operations Officer said.

Most of the volunteers treating patients are local doctors.

Hall says their mission is to get doctors from local communities involved in raising awareness and treatment for those who can’t afford insurance.

The clinic will open again Sunday morning at 6 a.m.

This year RAM is stationed at the fairgrounds at 333 Gordon Cooper Blvd.