CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 16, 2005 |
To Dr. Walter Kearns, an ounce of prevention is worth a ton of smiles. And for the working poor who rely on his free medical care, a heartfelt smile is often all they have to offer in return for being spared from the ravages of diabetes, obesity, gastrointestinal disorders and other ailments. Kearns is one of five physicians who volunteer at the twice-monthly clinics offered by the Access to Care Collaborative in the northeast San Fernando Valley.