Better health for the underserved with Family Physician and Professor, Dr. Whitney Christian, MD

Dr. Whitney Christian and I discussed the impact of Covid-19 in underserved communities. She is a board-certified Family Physician practicing in Columbus, OH. She decided early in life that she wanted to become a doctor, and specifically, that she wanted to provide care to medically underserved neighborhoods similar to the ones where she grew up in Akron, OH. She graduated from medical school at The Ohio State University in 2014, and completed her residency training there in 2017. She has an interest in global health, participated in a medical mission trip to Honduras during medical school, and plans to make these trips a regular part of her practice throughout her career. She believes that every person deserves high-quality, compassionate medical care, no matter where he or she are from or what their socioeconomic background may be. Dr. Christian not only is a clinical professor, teaching medical students that rotate in her busy urban clinic, but is also passionate about educating her patients on their own medical care so that they can be empowered to take control of their health and live their healthiest, happiest lives. She lives her happiest life, thanks in great part to her wonderful husband, Kwame, and adorable son, Kai.