‘Dr. Jim’ makes house calls to the homeless

Dr. James S. Withers, M.D., is known as simply “Dr. Jim” on the streets of Pittsburgh. For more than 20 years, the compassionate physician has been making “house calls” to those without homes, providing healthcare to individuals on street corners, in alleyways, under bridges and along river banks.

By day, Dr. Jim is an internist and teaching physician at Mercy Hospital. By night, he’s helping the homeless read their blood pressure.

“I think what it boils down to is that we’re in this together,” Dr. Jim, 53, told ABC News last year. “We are committed to each other in a way that hopefully nobody is ever completely outside the circle of caring.”

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