The Frontis Project
America's Children; Every child matters.

    THE FRONTIS PROJECT is a non-profit charitable corporation that provides pediatric and adolescent health care, family planning services, social and support services and emergency assistance to children and their families.

    Dr. Krenie Stowe, a pediatrician and an attorney with a commitment to health care reform, co-founded The Frontis Project in 1995 with her mother Dr. Maria Frontis Stowe. The Frontis Project is named for Dr. Constantine John Frontis, Dr. Krenie Stowe's grandfather, who practiced medicine in the 1940's in Beaumont, Texas.

    Dr. Krenie Stowe began her practice in 1994 and in 1997 donated her entire practice to The Frontis Project, which now employees her as medical director. Neither Dr. Stowe has any ownership interest in The Frontis Project, and all donations to the Project are tax deductible. All health care services that Dr. Krenie Stowe provides are under the auspices of The Frontis Project.

    The Frontis Project's general philosophy is as follows:

    1. Health care of exceptional quality should be equally available to all, regardless of economic status. Health care suffers in quality when it is segregated. The Frontis Project provides health care for all kinds of people: rich, poor, those with insurance, those with Medicaid, and those with no method of payment. All are treated equally.

    2. Health care should be holistic. What makes each one of us sick or well is not simple. Family, home environment, diet, and emotional well-being all impact health.

People's health care needs must be addressed in a larger context.

3. Health care should be accessible, and what makes care accessible varies from person to person. Some people need no assistance at all in getting the health care they need, while others need a great deal. The Frontis Project strives to be accessible to all by understanding individual needs.

4. Health care should empower people and help them to make positive life changes that go beyond a visit to the doctor. Taking care of your body can translate into taking care of your life.

The Frontis Project is here to stay. We have maintains a diverse patient population by providing excellent medical care. We are still self-supporting, and because we do provide a good deal of care without reimbursement, we need your help. All cash contributions are fully tax deductible. In-kind contributions (donated goods and services) are also desperately needed and welcomed.

If you have any questions about The Frontis Project, please do not hesitate to ask us.

Dr. Maria F. Stowe, M.D.
Executive Director
The Frontis Project

    Some one million (1,000,000) American kids are growing up homeless in the United States of America. This is at the point of an epidemic. The Health care implications are staggering.

    There seems to be a attitude of “they are not entitled to it!” Or “they should get out and work for it!” We need to “cut the entitlement programs and the welfare state,” along with “cut taxes for the wealthy.” (Steven Forbes, USA Presidential candidate.) Cutting of $90 Billion dollars of Welfare support and the dumping of thousands of single mothers and children out on to the streets. All while “Greed is good!” movies are popular and the “The Rich are rapidly separating themselves from the Poor” according to the United Nations - UNDP’s latest Human Development Report's.

    What is the homeless situation for children in your communities and what is the Health care situation for these children?

    Write to us or call us if you can help. Hopefully our model Project can be used in other communities in America.

If you would like to help support these two dedicated people; Contact The Frontis Project directly at ...

217 South Walnut
Tomball, Texas 77375
Tel: 1-281-357-0763
Fax: 1-281-357-0766
322 Pecan
Magnolia, Texas 77355
1-281-356-5445
2619 Washington, Ste C
Waller, Texas 77484
1-409-931-1555
Dr. Maria F. Stowe, M.D.
Executive Director
Dr. Krenie Stowe, M.D. - J.D.
Medical Director

Dr. Larry T. Gell, Director-General of IAED and TV Producer of "Inside the United Nations; The Global Issues" and Director for Beth Lamont's TV Show "Here & Now" NYC, interviews Dr. Maria F. Stowe.

Dr. Maria F. Stowe, M.D., Executive Director,
The Frontis Project.

Dr. Maria F. Stowe, M.D., Executive Director,
The Frontis Project.

Gloria Messer, Producer, "Access for All" TV Show NYC interviews Dr. Maria F. Stowe.

Dr. Larry T. Gell interviews Dr. Maria F. Stowe in a 4 part TV Series on Turner Cable MNN Channel 67 & RCN Cable TV Channel 107 NYC starting Thursday 24, 2000 at 10:30 AM.

And, Gloria Messer Interviews Dr. Maria F. Stowe for her TV Show "Access for All" in NYC.


The Frontis Project needs a Mobile Medical Unit. They need to take their medical care services directly into the rural community. This medical service is sorely needed. The counties surrounding Tomball are underserved, forcing poor residents to drive for miles and miles for basic medical care, or to forgo such care at all. If you can help us, or know of someone who could help us obtain a mobile unit, please contact us directly. Thank you.


    Dr. Krenie Stowe on " Social Tirage" :

    Dr. Krenie finds many things wrong with the current health-care system, not the least of which is the way caregivers routinely ignore their unique window into patients' lives. As healers of the body, says Krenie, they're trusted. They can ask questions and get answers. But so often, they don't ask. Dr. Kreine talks about something she calls "social triage," an idea central to The Frontis Project.

    In emergency rooms, nurses practice something called "medical triage," which means they make minute-by-minute decisions on who gets care next based on medical needs. In Dr. Krenie Stowe's version, health workers adjust their approach given specific social needs of the patient. Who will not give her child medicine because she can't afford the prescription? Who might not come to the next appointment because she's a victim of spouse abuse? Who'll do just fine with basic instructions? Who needs to be led by the hand?

    Social triage involves being perceptive, asking the right questions and then acting on the information

    "One reason, (health-care) compliance so often fails is because there's no tailoring, " says Dr. Krenie. "Caregivers use the same schtick basically with everyone who walks in the door. Even if the schtick is pretty good, it's not going to work for a lot of people.


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