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The Professional Plaza Clinic has served over 30,000 Detroiters since its establishment
The Professional Plaza Clinic (PPC) has an extensive and dedicated history of providing Detroiters with quality and affordable healthcare as well as social, rehabilitative and community services geared toward empowering others to improve their lives.
The Professional Plaza Clinic, initially known as the Professional Plaza Health Care Center, P.C., was founded in 1973 by the Civil Rights Leaders, Dr. Frank Perryn Raiford III, M.D. Dr Raiford grew up in a section of Detroit referred to as the Black Bottom. Witnessing the terrible injustices and travesties suffered by the members of his segregated and impoverished community, Dr. Raiford resolved to fight to ensure the medical rights of African Americans, as well as their rights to education and equality. This fight led him overseas where he served as a medic in the Army during World War II. Upon his return, he quickly became a vocal champion of civil rights, and during the height of the Civil Rights Movement in the 60s, he along with several investors, purchased Boulevard General Hospital which along with three other small hospitals formed Southwest General Hospital. So strong was Dr. Raiford’s commitment to improving the lives of others that even at the age of 84 while battling a serious illness, his main priority was to ensure that after his death the needs of the patients that he loved and who depended upon him would continue to be met with excellent care and attention. Prior to his passing, Dr. Raiford passed the reigns of the medical practice to a loyal employee, Andrea McBride.
Since 2004 Andrea McBride, CEO, has maintained and enhanced the tradition of excellence associated with the Professional Plaza Clinic. A native Detroiter, Mrs. McBride employs a highly competent, qualified and dedicated staff
In addition to providing quality and affordable healthcare services, the Professional Plaza Clinic (PPC) provides outreach, community and rehabilitative services. The Professional Plaza Clinic has implemented and collaborated with a variety of community leaders, local businesses, community groups, corporate sponsors, medical professionals, nonprofit entities and dynamic individuals. In 2008 Professional Plaza Clinic hosted a citywide health fair which provided the community with resources, information, free vaccinations, school supplies and prizes.
Recently, the PPC was selected as one of four medical clinics throughout Wayne County to participate in a study based upon developmental screening to detect and prevent a multitude of health related problems. Deemed a success, the study and the results obtained from the Professional Plaza Clinic now set the standard for medical practices throughout Detroit and the USA.