People are already in line to see the new doctor at the new Carenet primary care clinic, which will open Thursday.
Longtime Carenet volunteer Bernadette King said people have been making appointments to see Dr. Nimal Perera, a board-certified family physician.
"We already have 50 people who want to come," King said, laughing. "They are so excited that we'll have a doctor - one primary care doctor they can see."
Perera is the first paid doctor to join Carenet's effort to provide primary care to anyone who needs care.