DALLAS — As the old catchphrase goes, “They do things big in Texas.”
Even as a native Floridian, accomplished 32-year-old medical professional Kimberly Barrow, MSN, APRN, NP-C has embrace this notion wholeheartedly.
“I was driven by a need to fill the void in our communities by creating a care model that is more personal and affordable,” Barrow, during an interview this week with Making Headline News, said while explaining her competitive drive for delving off in the ever-so-competitive world of entrepreneurship. “I like the autonomy I have as a solo provider.”
The independence to which Barrow is alluding is her well-established business as owner and chief executive officer of Kimberly Cares, LLC, a Houston-based family health clinic that was created following her notable stint as a registered nurse, a tenure that spanned nearly a decade.
Located at 5751 Blythewood Suite, 700 in Houston, Kimberly Cares’ primary mission is geared largely toward assisting families without adequate access to affordable health care.
“For many, it is the difference between groceries or a $150 clinic visit,” said a spokesperson for Kimberly Cares, LLC under a detailed description of Barrow’s newly-established clinic at http://www.kcaresmore.com.
Which, as a result, essentially sums up why Barrow has emphasized that her target patient populations are uninsured children and adults, college students, and small business owners, just to name a few.
“I am not consumed by the financial politics or motivations of corporate medicine,” said Barrow, who is credentialed through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program and is a member of several other professional organizations. “Instead, I am able to provide access to basic health services at a rate that most everyone can afford, which has a direct impact on the welfare and quality of life for the people in my community.”
WHAT ABOUT KIMBERLY CARES? www.kcaresmore.com
To her uniquely distinct credit, Barrow certainly boasts the credentials and educational mechanics to function and dwell in the divine purpose for which God has created her.
A native of Jacksonville, Florida, Barrow earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from The University of Central Florida. Consequently, she advanced her education by earning a Master’s of Science in Nursing from the University of Texas Health and Science Center in Houston — further proving why they do things big in Texas.
“I (had) always planned to have my own practice,” said Barrow, when asked who inspired her to enter entrepreneurship through her selected area of study. “I grew up in a single parent household with four siblings and very limited resources.”
As it turned out, it seemed that was the motivation she needed to diligently working toward making her dream a reality.
“We didn’t have health insurance because of the cost,” Barrow said of her upbringing. “Also, as fairly new RN, I found myself in a situation where I was expecting a baby without health coverage or the ability to qualify for private health plan. It was a struggle to the say the least, but I had a mother that was business savvy and always focused on being self-sufficient, so that’s where I was first exposed to the importance of business ownership.”
The rest, as they say, was history.
To her credit, Barrow has assumed the business owner label for a little more than eight months. And, given the immense strides she’s made since opening her very own medical clinic, it’s safe to assume that Kimberly Cares, LLC’s best and brightest days are well of ahead of it.
“Adequate representation, especially for the youth in our community is essential,” said Barrow, explaining why it is essential to esteem others daily through her business venture and purpose. “I have a non-traditional appearance as far as corporate America and this American culture in general is concerned. I need other young, minority women to know that they too can own no matter how society perceives us a people.
“If we can own more businesses and begin to re-invest and create jobs in our communities, we can become our own solution to many of the problems that plague our communities.”
Remarkably and well stated.
Talk about doing things big in Texas.
For more information about Kimberly Cares, LLC, call her via mobile at 281.900.7817 or at her office at 832.649.225. She can also be reached via fax at 713.637.4829.
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