Doctor's Mobile Practice Helps People Experiencing Homelessness

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The Doctors are pleased to share how Dr. Kyle Patton is taking his medical practice to the streets and helps patients on the go from a backpack.

Watch: Is the Homeless Crisis Causing a Health Crisis?

Dr. Patton treats and diagnoses people experiencing homelessness and says this is how he envisioned practicing medicine when he attended medical school. He feels this approach helps to build trust among this often underserved population and can lead to patients getting off the street and into more stable living environments.

Watch: How to Help Provide a Spa Day for Homeless Women

He provides a flexible and mobile medical practice that can address a slew of medical issues in all types of situations and says he is able to treat many people who have not received care in many years.

In addition to providing medical care, he and his team aim to hopefully provide this population a possible exit from homelessness, noting that those without homes have a life expectancy that is 25 years shorter than the average person.

Find out how you can help donate to the work that Dr. Patton and his team are doing.

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