Finding a place in the Chase Avenue Clinic in El Cajon to conduct interviews was a little tricky.
Doctors share offices the size of walk-in closets. The conference room doubles as a break room. The hallways are too narrow for a traditional camera tripod. And the waiting rooms are so small the clinic added a playground in the courtyard to shift some of the crowd outside.
I settled on a busy nurse’s station for my interviews, conducted piecemeal between loudspeaker announcements, phone calls and relentless appointments.
The Family Health Center of San Diego facility is clean and efficient, if not a bit scrappy. Government and Public Relations Director Jennette Shay prefers a different word.