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From a professor confusing him for a handyman to patients refusing to be treated by a black doctor, Dr. Damon Tweedy has been intimately involved in the intersection between race and healthcare. Many health issues, like HIV or hypertension, disproportionately impact the African American community. But are these patients getting the best treatment possible? We talk with Dr. Tweedy about his new book, “Black Man in a White Coat,” and what being black means for your health.
- Damon Tweedy, M.D. Author, "Black Man in a White Coat: A Doctor's Reflections on Race and Medicine;" assistant professor of psychiatry, Duke University Medical Center; staff physician, Durham VA Medical Center
"Black Man In A White Coat" Excerpt
Excerpt from Black Man in a White Coat by Damon Tweedy. Black Man in a White Coat copyright © 2015 by Damon Tweedy. First hardcover edition published September 8, 2015, by Picador. All rights reserved.
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