Dr. Jim Withers http://wesa.fm en How Dr. Jim Withers Takes Medical Care to Pittsburgh's Homeless http://wesa.fm/post/how-dr-jim-withers-takes-medical-care-pittsburghs-homeless <p><strong><a href="http://www.wesacelebrates.org/difference/dr-jim-withers/">Read and listen to a story about Dr. Jim Withers</a></strong> as part of a series honoring the individuals who make a difference in people’s lives:<strong><a href="http://www.wesacelebrates.org/"> 90.5 WESA Celebrates People Making a Difference</a></strong>.</p><p>For more than 20 years, Withers has been making his rounds in a most unusual way as “The Pittsburgh Street Doctor.”</p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 08:30:00 +0000 WESA Staff 25444 at http://wesa.fm How Dr. Jim Withers Takes Medical Care to Pittsburgh's Homeless Dr. Jim Withers: Bringing Healthcare to the Streets http://wesa.fm/post/dr-jim-withers-bringing-healthcare-streets <p>There is a doctor in Pittsburgh that still makes house calls, to a certain extent. For more than 20 years Dr. Jim Withers’s house calls have brought healthcare to the homeless.&nbsp; What began as a nightly service in 1992 has become the non-profit, <a href="http://www.pmhs.org/operation-safety-net/">Operation Safety Net</a>.</p><p>"I was just frustrated with the gap between how healthcare looks at people and how much each person's own reality is unique to them," says Withers. Wed, 05 Feb 2014 23:39:50 +0000 Essential Pittsburgh 23939 at http://wesa.fm Dr. Jim Withers: Bringing Healthcare to the Streets