This is the first of a weekly coulmn by Dr. Besser that examines public health issues across the nation.
In a large shopping center in Northeast Atlanta, St. Joseph's Mercy Care provides a medical safety net for some of the city's poorest residents. I have volunteered with Mercy for more than a decade as a general pediatrician. Most patients have no insurance and pay what they can to be seen. One half day each week, I switch gears, taking off my public health hat and putting on my clinical...Full Story