Inside the Urban Health Crisis With Dr. Sampson Davis

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  • 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
  • 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

Fearing the Unknown

Davis said he has treated many patients in the ER for STDs who have ignored crucial symptoms and avoided regular check-ups because they are embarrassed or “scared.” “People have to understand that if they do have a disease, they are going to end up in the hospital regardless,” Davis said.

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