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Posted  November 28, 2017 
Street Medicine Jim WithersAll photos property of Pittsburgh Mercy 
 

Frustrated with the lack of health care in homeless populations, Jim Withers, MD, decided to bring healing directly to the needy on the street.

In 1992, Dr. Withers started dressing as a homeless man to walk alleyways, search under bridges, and make undercover “house calls” wherever he could help the people of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

“By showing them that you’re actually willing to go under a bridge to visit them, you’re reinventing how health care can be done,” Dr. Withers said.


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