Dr. Desmond Carson and medical student Pam Schwendy discuss treatments for a patient in the emergency department of Doctors Medical Center. Carson, 52,
Dr. Desmond Carson and medical student Pam Schwendy discuss treatments for a patient in the emergency department of Doctors Medical Center. Carson, 52, named a Hometown Hero, has been saving lives in the Doctors Medical Center emergency room since 1998 and been a fierce advocate for his chronically underfunded hospital and public health in West Contra Costa County. (Anda Chu/Bay Area News Group)