Susanna Gibson, of Richmond, was among those marching at about 6 p.m. She was accompanied by her two children. "Reproductive rights, women's rights [being] viewed as health care has always been extremely important to me," she said. "And I think it's really important that my kids grow up understanding that and really seeing that and feeling that — not just saying, 'Oh, yeah, you know, girls and boys are equal.' That's actually not what they're being shown by our government."
“We get into every little part of their medical history and their social history,” says Susanna Payne, a nurse practitioner. “I know how many grades she completed in school, I know what she used to do for work. I know how how many kids she has, how many are still alive. How many are actually involved in her care.”
Boling said there are three physicians making house calls and nine nurse practitioners. The program has recently added a social worker, office nurse and data analyst and will soon add another nurse practitioner. Payne said clients typically live within 15 miles of VCU Medical Center, and she does three to five visits per day, keeping in touch with patients between visits by phone.