Encounters: "I take so many medications..."
Bronx, New York
About this Encounter:
I take twenty-one pills at night before I go to bed. In some ways, I think of myself as a pharmacy, I take so many medications.
About the Encounters Project:
This past summer, Pulse's Visuals Editor collaborated with two medical students from Albert Einstein College of Medicine to launch a project that will add more patient voices to Pulse. Together with Sara Kohrt, students Kristen Lee and Erin McCoy photographed and interviewed patients who were waiting to see their doctors at a Bronx family health center. Patients were asked to talk about their healthcare experiences, to share stories about their lives outside the clinic walls and to reflect on how these two worlds affect each other.