Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain LIFE Spring 2015, Issue 11 - Page 5
With appreciation for the thousands
of caring pain care providers who
protect the dignity of the providerpatient relationship and work together with their patients to achieve
health goals, the National Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Association (NFMCPA)is a proud partner of Pain Care
Providers Day March 20th. (Please
also see editor’s page.) The NFMCPA
invites you to write a note, ask for a
proclamation, or somehow let your
doctor know how much you appreciate
her/his tender and professional skills
in the face of increased scrutiny over
how they practice medicine.
The NFMCPA asked guest author
Dr. James Patrick “Pat” Murphy for
permission to reprint his poignant blog
published January 22, 2015 at http://
dole out handfuls of pills for cash.
He is not getting rich on Medicaid.
He is merely a solo practitioner willing to embrace suffering people,
many of whom are among the most
marginalized, downtrodden, and
castoff in our economically blighted
community. I hope and pray that
truth and justice will prevail. But my
confidence is fragile.
Yesterday, my fifteen-year-old son
and I were driving in the car, and
he asked about this doctor because
it was “all over the news.” My son
knows what I do fo