Humble as always, Dr. Ann Lemire completed her last day at India Street on June 8 without mention or spectacle. Dr. Lemire provided more than 20 years of service to the City of Portland at the India Street Health Center. She made so many of the things at India Street possible. She started and led the STD clinic, she was the medical visionary behind Positive Health Care, and cared so deeply for her patients. She made naloxone accessible to clients in the Needle Exchange Program and educated residents and interns about compassionate medicine, harm reduction, and non-judgmental care and respect.
We’d like to thank Dr. Lemire for the work she has done. She has truly had an impact on the community and the lives that she saved.