Several local physicians will be recognized by the Hope Clinic on Friday.

During its eighth annual Circle of Hope Awards Dinner, the nonprofit organization will recognize individuals and practices for donating or providing services for uninsured patients outside of the clinic’s scope of practice and for providing outstanding compassion in care.

The Hope Clinic provides affordable, comprehensive primary care to the uninsured working poor in Gwinnett County. The clinic is supported by a network of local physicians who provide coordinated services for patients at a reduced cost or no cost.

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“These doctors work hard with great compassion and skill,” clinic founder Dr. Bill Martin said. “They do so understanding that they may be compensated very little or not at all. Most of what they do to help the needy goes unrecognized by the public. The Hope Clinic could not complete its mission without their help.”

The clinic will honor the following individuals and practices Friday:

• Snellville counselor Michele Holstad;

• Dr. Jae W. Nam, a gastroenterologist practicing in Gwinnett;

• Dr. Richard Reagin, a Grayson optometrist;

• Dr. Jeffrey Roth, an ear, nose and throat doctor practicing in Gwinnett;

• Gwinnett Heart Specialists of Lawrenceville;

• North Atlanta Endocrinology of Lawrenceville.

For more information on the Hope Clinic, which is based in Lawrenceville, visit

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