One doctor says her goal is to improve the health of the community and her neighbors at the same time.
A Dunbar Pharmacist ready to help her community. Dr. Shedreka McIntosh is on a mission. “Our whole mission is to be accessible to the people of this community here. Because before we existed, there were no pharmacies here in this community,” said Dr. McIntosh.
For this doctor, health and spirits are always close to family. Why? Well, because this is her home. “I come from here. I go back four generations, growing up across the street from here,” said Dr. McIntosh.
Since this is her home, she built her pharmacy, Sozo Wellness, right where she grew up. Now, she can help others in the community she grew up in.
“Dr McIntosh said: “When people see that there is someone like them or that they can relate to culturally, it just helps to lower barriers and open up accessibility. “This is also a way to help people improve their health care outcomes.”
Health and wellness have been at the heart of Black History Month 2022. Rashawn Brewster is a marriage and family therapist. “BILLIONThe black community is actually seeing an increase in depression and anxiety and a pretty alarming rate. We’re talking about the status quo, and you know, that community is going to grow 20%,” said Brewster.
Companies like Sozo Health by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd aims to improve health, especially in the Black community.
“If we could really get to the heart of the causes, the social causes and the cultural causes of health disparities and try to attack those and address those problems. I truly believe that the health and wellness of the black community will improve overall, and that will certainly benefit our community as a whole,” said Dr. McIntosh.
Brewster says that self-care is also important to Black’s health and well-being. Sozo Wellness Pharmacy is open Monday through Friday in Dunbar.
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