Treating the patient, not the disease

We frequently hear this phrase, and here’s the thought in action. When homeless former inventor Mike Williams came under Dr. Jong Chen’s care, Chen helped him regroup both medically and socially.

All of that got started with an unusually generous contribution.

“To me, a patient is a patient, no matter what kind of status [they] have,” Chen says. “They need the help, [and] we can give him the help.”

Chen got Williams out of the shelter and back on his feet. He helped him get an apartment, new clothes and treated him to meals when the two would meet.

via NPR

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