Dr. Alie Darbouze, Prinston Jean-Glaude, Edwige Jean-Glaude – Interview by Sarah Brutus, Photo by Johny Luc for HAITI OPEN Magazine Spring 2017
How did the idea for Primary Medical Care Center come about?
Primary Medical Care Center was established in 2013. Our love for our parents started all. As we watched their struggle in search of better health care, the idea came to mind to create a healthcare center to serve our community.
Tell us about the owners of Primary Medical Care Center.
Prinston Jean-Glaude has background in IT from FIU and Barry University; Edwige Jean-Glaude, has a BSN from Barry University; and Dr. Alie Darbouze has a Pharm D. from Florida A & M University.
What challenges did you face when starting Primary Medical Care Center?
Starting a business has its challenges. Our experience from our other businesses helped in the process; however, planning the operation and executing the ideas required a lot of hard work.
How has the community received the Primary Medical Care Center?
The response has been truly unbelievable. We welcome our patients with a smile, and we treat them as family. In return, they become our voice in the community. Without their support we would not be at the point that we are at today. We are very grateful for the support.
Where do you see the company in the next 10 years?
Our goal is to expand and bring better healthcare to communities where help is needed. We admire the work that our pioneers have done in the community, and we are working hard to do our part to serve our community.
This company is not about us – it’s about bringing something to the community that is definitely needed.
How many clinics do you currently have open?
We currently have two clinics, and our clientele is mostly Haitian.
What other philanthropic projects do you participate in?
We are always here to lend a helping hand in the community. Whether it’s in Haiti or in South Florida, Primary Medical Care center is always present. Man Dodo foundation and HANA are two non-profit organizations we are proud to work with.
What makes Primary Medical Care Center different from its competitors?
The extraordinary care we provide for our patients makes us unique. We are always there for them in moments of need, whether it’s a happy occasion, like a wedding, or an unfortunate event, like a funeral.
Another important factor is the teaching that we provide for our patients to empower them to take better care of themselves.
And last but not least, our employees. We have a great staff working with us. They proudly care for and value our patients. They don’t go to bed until they ensure that all our patients are home safe from their appointments. We thank them for their unconditional love.
What advice would you give to a young person who is trying to start their own business?
Starting a business is not easy, and making it a success is even harder. However, with determination, integrity, faith, humility, and hard work, it is possible. Start with a goal, gather positive and constructive feedback, and never give up.
Any last words?
We are grateful for the opportunity to introduce the team behind “Primary Care”, and we appreciate the great job “Haiti Open” is doing in the community. Keep up the good work! God Bless!