Inside the Urban Health Crisis With Dr. Sampson Davis

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  • The Emergency Room Perspective
  • A ‘Pact’ for Health
  • The Power of the ‘Pact’
  • Giving Back
  • An Advocate for Health
  • Black Health Issues
  • Gun Violence
  • Prescription Drugs
  • Using the Emergency Room for Primary Care
  • The Purpose of the ER
  • Fearing the Unknown
  • Promoting Health Education
  • The Importance of Health Insurance
  • How to Stay on Top of Your Health
  • Other Ways to Stay Manage Your Health

A Pact for Health

Growing up in Newark, New Jersey, an area of high crime and poverty, Dr. Sampson Davis didn’t think his future would include a medical degree. But when a robbery plot gone wrong landed him in a juvenile detention center at 17 years old, Davis saw it as a second chance. He and his two friends, Rameck Hunt and George Jenkins, formed a pact to become doctors.

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