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The Renaissance of a “Lively Experiment”: Seeing Anew In its colonial charter (1661), Rhode Island’s founders defined their new colony as a “lively experiment.” Modern-day Providence, Rhode Island is still a “lively experiment” undergoing yet another renaissance from first a land where Roger Williams led his followers to be able to express freely and live their political and religious beliefs, to a …

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Dr. Jim Withers was raised in rural Pennsylvania where he made house calls with his father, a Family Practitioner.  Dr. Withers received his undergraduate degree at Haverford College, and completed his medical school training at the University of Pittsburgh in 1984.  His interest in service oriented medicine grew through medical trips to Central America and India.  After finishing his medicine …