The Doctor’s Day Off: An Encounter with Homelessness and Drug Addiction


Stephen Bachhuber, MD1

Perm J 2020;24:20.015 [Full Citation]
E-pub: 03/18/2020

This graphic submission is the dramatization of a true incident. It is intended to show the shock, surprise, sadness, guilt, futility, and resignation I and many physicians feel in the face of the opioid crisis.


Author Affiliations

1 Department of Anesthesiology, Sunnyside Medical Center, Clackamas, OR

Corresponding Author

Stephen Bachhuber, MD, (

How to Cite this Article

Bachhuber S. The doctor’s day off: An encounter with homelessness and drug addiction. Perm J 2020; 24:20.015. DOI:

Keywords: drug addiction, homelessness, medical-industrial complex, opioid addiction, sexual assault


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