ABOUT HANDS OF HOPE
At Hands of Hope Medical Clinic, we offer 100% free medical care to residents of Yadkin County between the ages of 18 – 64 who have no insurance and are not receiving Disability, Medicare or Medicaid. We provide medical care as it would be received at a typical medical clinic. This includes treatment for hypertension (high blood pressure), diabetes, common infections, and other diseases or conditions. We also have access to many lab tests to assist our providers in diagnosis and treatment. If necessary, we also have relationships with other community resources to find the health care services you may need. We do not provide or distribute controlled drugs or substances. We speak Spanish! (Nosotros hablamos español).
Hands of Hope Medical Clinic is a voluntary effort of health professionals, private citizens, businesses, churches, foundations, and other human service agencies. It is a community effort to provide care and resources to the sick and needy in a loving and compassionate manner as best shown by the life of Jesus Christ.
To provide a medical home to the uninsured and those unable to obtain healthcare from other sources
Deliver healthcare in a respectful and dignified manner to all who seek our services
Treat all we serve with compassion in a manner that glorifies God
Assist our patients unconditionally within the constraints of the clinic’s resources and policies
Promote independence, well-being and self-sufficiency
Be good stewards with the resources that are given to the clinic in order to provide care to the most patients possible
Our Board Members
Patty Williams, F-NP, Board Chair
has been a nurse practitioner for over 20 years. She has a servant’s heart and has volunteered for many nonprofits through the years. She currently works for Novant at Yadkin Medical Associates, Yadkinville.
Michael Williams CRNA, MSN, Founder
was born in Yadkin County. During nursing school Michael realized there was a need for a free clinic to provide health care for residents of Yadkin County who were uninsured. Michael owns Twin City Anesthesia and lives in Clemmons, NC.
Dr. James McGrath, MD, Medical Director
is also medical director for Yadkin County Medical Clinic. Dr. McGrath has a private practice in Yadkinville and has volunteered for many years at the clinic.
Mike Harris PA-C, Director of Mid-Level Providers
has been a volunteer since the clinic began in 2012. He lives in Davie County and works for a private practice in Advance, NC owned by WFBH.
Jeff Kadylak, Director of Finance
is new to the board. He is an engineer and works for AT&T. His expertise is in finance and IT.
Tamara Hill, RPh
is a pharmacist and lives in Pfafftown, NC. She served as Pharmacy Director before rolling onto the Advisory Board in 2019.
Amanda is a Marketing Manager by day and dabbles in real estate rehabbing by night. Her favorite thing to do is make old things new and shiny. Amanda and her husband, Danny, have been married for 20+ years and still like each other! While they have no human children, they do have a French Bulldog named Na’vi that is an unorthodox cross between an impassive lapdog and Cujo.
is the mother of founder Michael and board member Melissa. She has volunteered from the beginning of the clinic and worn many hats. Her most recent position was Volunteer Coordinator.
Melissa Combs, CFP, MBA
is a Senior Partner with The Chase Combs Private Wealth Management Group of Wells Fargo Advisors. She is the founder’s sister and her family currently lives in Yadkin County.
Dr. Mary Katherine Taylor, DDS, ADA, NCDS, AIAOMT
is a Yadkin County native who returned to the area after graduating from dental school. She is in private practice in Yadkinville and is volunteering her time to serve on several boards in the community including the Yadkin County Health Advisory Board.
Sat Kaur Khalsa
is responsible for the blood bank at Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital in Elkin, NC. She has volunteered in the laboratory at our clinic since 2017.