Black Man in a White Coat
In almost every field of medicine, black patients fare the worst. Infant mortality rates among black children are twice that of whites and obesity rates among black women are double that of white women. Poor health care and unhealthy lifestyles might seem like obvious answers but there is one not-so-obvious reason for these issues: lack of black doctors. Today, only 5 percent of doctors are black.
- Dr. Damon Tweedy, MD and Author of Black Man in a White Coat: A Doctor’s Reflections on Race and Medicine
This show originally aired on September 10, 2015 at 11 a.m.