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LLP 239: The Story of the Black Healthcare Professional with Dr. Berry Pierre

Let's talk about the story of the black healthcare professional…

What does race have to do with healthcare?

As much as we’ve hoped that in 2022, people won’t be this naïve to not know, still, some people are, so today I share with you the story of the black healthcare professional.

For years, we have been stereotyped, that the chances of seeing someone who looks like me as your physician is going to be very low; that we are not the standard, and that speaking for our community is already a racist act – all because they don’t understand, because they’re the standard.

So in this episode, we’ll dive into the answer on why race is everything, and why it’s no doubt life-changing to see someone who looks like you, who you know will listen and understand you, as we proudly live life as blacks.

Why you need to check out this episode:

  • Understand why race is everything when it comes to healthcare and being a professional in general, that a level of culture and connection between doctor and patient is so important;
  • Find out why Dr. Berry doesn’t hide the fact that he is black and that his message is more focused on speaking for the black people; and
  • Learn the importance of having a black professional take the responsibility of speaking, protecting, and caring for our people while calling our colleagues out as well

“It means everything in the world to a patient to see someone who they feel will listen and understand them.” – Dr. Berry Pierre

Notable Quotes:

“Someone needs to talk to the black community, and that's what I'm here to do… If I only had to choose one audience, I'm going to choose my black community audience, because I know that for the longest time, we have been disenfranchised and not given the information needed, and unfortunately, we've been paying the repercussions for it.” – Dr. Berry Pierre

We shall discuss; in this episode 239;

  • Why race is still important in health care
  • Why it was important to stress the importance of speaking to the Black Community
  • Having to earn the trust of the Black Community

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