Dr. Joe Greer has made it his task to bring medical care to those who can’t afford it. He’s also trying to educate the next generation of physicians and remind them that medicine is about people–something that modern medicine has begun to slip on a little bit.
His life was changed forever during his internship, when a homeless, nameless patient Greer had been treating died alone. He searched for the man’s family in shelters and under Miami’s highways, to no avail. He returned to the area recently with CNN and recalled his amazement.
“I saw a world that I didn’t know existed,” he said, recalling his search. “I was shocked. This was my own back yard.”
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