Upon retiring from 21 years as a Medical Doctor and 29 years of service in the US Air Force, Dr. Jerry M. Cline founded Grassroots Healthcare Foundation after seeing a need in the community for affordable, high-quality, patient-centered primary care, intending to facilitate the whole person healing he had witnessed in so many people throughout his career.
He currently leads the non-profit medical foundation and practices the bio-psycho-social-spiritual model of family medicine and obstetrics. Grassroots Healthcare Foundation exists to influence true healing and reach vulnerable persons in the local and international community.
Dr. Cline was commissioned from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1994. He earned a Master’s in Public Health from the Department of Health Communications and Education and a Master’s in Tropical Medicine in 1998 from the Tulane School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine. He graduated Tulane University Medical School in 1998 with a medical doctorate, completed a residency in Family Medicine in 2001 at the University of California at Davis at David Grant Medical Center, a fellowship in Obstetrics and Gynecology in 2006 at the University of Nevada, and a fellowship in Faculty Development in 2009 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians and a Member of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
Dr. Cline has held leadership and teaching roles, none more important nor impactful than “physician.” He fondly remembers being a flight surgeon and “Rescue Doc” primarily in the HH-60 Helicopter and C130 & C-17 airplanes. He is honored to have delivered over 1,500 mothers and babies. And he loves to travel, having served over 700 days in 23 countries.
“I believe healing happens through the body, mind, spirit, and community. The biological processes happening in the body are foundational to western medicine – and some healing is based on medication or surgery. Yet so much of life and overall health is experienced in the mind – and cultivating a healthy mind brings physical health. We are created as social creatures, so life happens in the community – and healing prospers when we are eating, exercising, playing, and living in healthy relationships. Finally, we feel connected to a higher power because we are spiritual beings meant for a higher calling – when we live in our purpose, we find joy and health. Let me know about significant events in your life so we can stay connected. Big or small issue, let me know how we can walk with you on your journey. I want to be more than your healthcare provider – I want to be a part of empowering you to live in the fullness of who you are created to be.” – Dr. Jerry M. Cline