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Skid row doctor’s care includes finding patients a home
Los Angeles Times

Joan Morton was pencil-thin and hollow-cheeked when Dr. Susan Partovi found her sleeping on skid row, with what Morton said were lingering pneumonia and HIV complications.

Partovi, a longtime skid row “backpack” doctor, said she could get Morton a permanent place to live — an offer she said she hadn’t received in nearly three decades on the streets.

“Only once I lived inside with my ex-husband,” said Morton, 43.