Watch: Meet the 91 Year Old Doctor From The Bronx, Granddaughter of a Slave, Who’s Not Retiring Yet

Dr Melissa M. Freeman was born and raised in Williamsbridge neighborhood of The Bronx and has been practicing medicine since 1961.

And at 91 years of age, the granddaughter of a slave, is not ready to retire quite yet.

She was also the first female doctor to treat women with opioid addiction.

Watch her story below from various segments throughout the media. Her story is the epitome of what the people of The Bronx are all about.

We only hope not to only reach her age but to be as active as she is.

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Ed García Conde

Ed García Conde is a life-long Bronxite who spends his time documenting the people, places, and things that make the borough a special place in the hopes of dispelling the negative stereotypes associated with The Bronx. His writings are often cited by mainstream media and is often consulted for his expertise on the borough's rich history.