LOCAL FEELS: She’s a 93-year-old doctor and doesn’t want to slow down

May 06, 2019 | Dave Moore, Kristen James

Health & FitnessLocal Feels

Dr. Melissa Freeman celebrated her 93rd birthday surrounded by friends, family and co-workers in NYC the other day! She’s been practicing internal medicine for 65 years, working several days a week at her own practice specializing in treating opioid addiction. And she has no plans on stopping! “I’m only doing what I am supposed to do, and that is to reach out, to help. As long as I have the opportunity to do it, I know that I must continue to do it,” she said. She went on to say that the best part of working with people is when they kick their addictions and she gets to witness them putting their lives and families back together. And when she was asked if she plans on retiring or relaxing after this 93rd birthday she said, “I have to do more.”

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