DETROIT (WWJ) – He walked the halls of Detroit Cass High School and is now the CEO of Detroit Medical Center and its three hospitals, Dr. Reginald Eadie knew he wanted to be a doctor when he was in the fifth grade.

WWJ Newsradio 950’s Stephanie Davis has more on the home-grown doctor who’s on a mission to improve the health of Detroiters.

“It’s as simple as, if you just believe that you can do something or that you will do something it will happen. I think the environment, the earth, the people … ensure they help you create a path toward your success – I really think it’s that simple,” says Dr. Eadie. “It’s faith based.”

Eadie is a Wayne State University medical graduate and former emergency room doctor who has a mantra; education through explanation.

He says he feels obligated to pass on what he has learned to help educate Detroiters about leading healthier lives especially when it comes to the foods we eat.

“I’m trying to spread the good news about the benefits of food – at the same time – the antithesis of that is how it can be harmful so that’s my job. I believe that’s why I was created, and that’s what I will continue to do.”

He was recently part of former President Clinton’s Health Matters Initiative as the only hospital leader on the panel. In 2015 Eadie was named CEO at DMC Detroit Receiving Hospital.

 

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