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Providing care in Lansing to those who would otherwise go without.

Admin Team

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Farhan Bhatti, M.D., CEO and Medical Director

Dr. Bhatti is a board-certified Family Physician. He completed his residency training in Family Medicine at Sparrow Hospital. Prior to that, he graduated from the College of Human Medicine at Michigan State University (MSU). Dr. Bhatti also holds two undergraduate degrees with Honors from MSU, Political Science and Physiology, with a specialization in Bioethics, Humanities, and Society. He is actively involved in politics and is especially passionate about health care policy.

"We are making a difference one patient at a time. Earlier care helps people avoid more expensive, chronic illnesses and trips to the emergency room."

- Farhan Bhatti, M.D., CEO of Care Free Medical​
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Sarah Thornton, Human Relations and Finance Director

Sarah Thornton began working in the finance industry in 2009 at a local bank. She was recruited to Care Free by an accounting firm in 2013. Since that time, Sarah has been an asset to Care Free by overseeing both the Finance and Human Resources departments -- as well as assisting with many other areas throughout Care Free.
"I was very fortunate to find a job at Care Free Medical, not knowing anything about who they were. Now, working here since 2013 and getting to know the patients we serve, and the employees who truly care about our mission, has become something that I’m very proud to be a part of." - Sarah Thornton
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Audrey Wadel, Director of Dental Services

Audrey Wadel has worked in the dental field since 2005 when she was first hired as a dental assistant at a local dental office. She obtained her dental hygiene license in 2012 after graduating with her Associates in Dental Hygiene from Lansing Community College. It was shortly after that when Audrey joined the Care Free family in 2012 as part of the dental team. While working at Care Free Dental, Audrey pursued her Bachelors at the University Of Michigan. She graduated with high distinction in 2014.
She was awarded the University of Michigan Ginsberg Service Cord for recognition in community service, advocacy, and civic engagement. Audrey was also voted into the Sigma Phi Alpha Dental Hygiene Honor Society by honor members on faculty at the university. In her spare time Audrey enjoys watching superhero and sci-fi films with her husband Joseph and her goldendoodle Gilbert.

Danielle Hill Office Manager

Danielle has been the office manager at Care Free Medical since November of 2016. She was very happy to be reunited with Dr Bhatti, whom she got to know and work with during his residency training at Sparrow. Prior to joining Care Free, Danielle honed her clinical and front office expertise while working as a Registered Medical Assistant for nearly 28 years. She has experience in family and internal medicine, oncology, and pediatrics. Danielle enjoys helping others and has always known that caring for others is what she is meant to do.
There are many reasons Danielle loves working for Care Free Medical. First and foremost is the opportunity to work with underserved and underinsured individuals who would otherwise go without care. She also enjoys working alongside the compassionate staff and providers. Danielle feels blessed to be part of such a great organization and welcomes the chance to serve her community.
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Mitchell R. Dobrzelewski, OD; DeWitt Optometry

A Gaylord, Michigan native and graduate of St. Mary’s High School, Dr. Dobrzelewski received a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Michigan State University and completed the Doctor of Optometry program at Ferris State University in 1988. An avid Spartan, he has practiced in the Lansing area since 1995, with experience at Blue Care Network as well as private and commercial practice.
"With good vision a person can perform their job better, do better in school or in training programs, get on the right bus, and just enjoy life more.” -Mitchell Dobrzelewskii

Volunteer

Our clinic runs with minimal staff and maximum volunteer power! Might this be the right place for you?  Care Free Medical & Dental Clinic provides unique opportunities to serve the tremendous need of underinsured residents of our community.

Medical Visits
40,000
We have provided over 40,000 visits to the uninsured or under-insured in our community. We have done this with dedicated staff, volunteers, and generous supporters.

Care Free Medical 5135 S. Pennsylvania Avenue, Lansing, MI 48911
Phone: 517.887.5922       Fax: 517.887.5982