CANAKARIS-COLEMAN - POSTED FEB 19 2021
Sixteen years ago, today, February 19, 2005, the Flagler County Free Clinic held their first clinic for uninsured citizens
of Flagler County. Today we celebrate and honor the clinics co-founders, Dr. John Canakaris and Faith Coleman ARNP.
Dr. John Canakaris was the first physician to open a medical office in the county. Dr. John also built Flagler Countys first two hospitals.
He was known to be a generous man who took care of everyone, including patients with no ability to pay. We are so proud that
the clinic today operates out of his old office.
Faith Coleman was a nurse practitioner who through a medical challenge that she endured realized a problem that she knew
many faced. As soon as she overcame her medical problem, she went to work to establish the Flagler County Free Clinic.
She contacted Dr. John and asked if he would assist, of course he agreed, and the rest is history.
We keep Dr. John and Faiths vision alive in every decision that we make in the expansion and operation of the clinic today.
We believe that they would be immensely proud of the growth of the clinic and the care that our dynamic team provides.
We should all try to use our life in some small or large way to help others and be fortunate to leave a legacy like Dr. John and Faith.