PAIN PATIENTS ADVOCACY COALITION
Tina Crenshaw, Chairwoman
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AR Pain Patients Demand An Apology From AR Medical Board



OCTOBER 12, 2010

ARKANSAS STATE MEDICAL BOARD

RE: TREATMENT OF CHRONIC PAIN PATIENTS


DEAR PEGGY CRYOR:

WE THE PAIN PATIENTS OF ARKANSAS DEMAND AN APOLOGY FROM THE MEDICAL BOARD IN WRITING AND PUBLICLY.

THIS IS DUE TO THE DEGRADING STATEMENTS MADE BY THE CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD MR. TRENT PIERCE AND SEVERAL OTHER BOARD MEMBERS. I QUOTE MR. PIERCE AS SAYING "WE HAVE TO TAKE HER PATIENTS OUT OF THE EQUATION, WE CANíT LET THEM CLOUD UP OUR THINKING AND THERE IS NOTHING WE CAN DO FOR THEM ANYWAY."

OTHER MEMBERS STATED THAT WE AS CHRONIC PAIN PATIENTS ARE EITHER DRUG ADDICTS OR ARE SELLING OUR MEDICATIONS. THEY DONíT KNOW ANY OF US, AND THEY SURE DIDNíT LISTEN TO THE FEW OF US WHO WERE THERE TRYING TO TELL THEM WHAT WAS GOING ON IN OUR LIVES. THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN A WONDERFUL TIME FOR THEM TO ASK QUESTIONS, TO GET TO KNOW US, BUT THEY ALREADY HAD THEIR MINDS MADE UP BEFORE WE EVEN SPOKE. IT SEEMS LIKE ACCORDING TO THE MEDICAL BOARD BECAUSE WE HAVE CHRONIC PAIN WE ARE SECOND CLASS CITIZENS.

I DEMAND AN APOLOGY FOR THE CHRONIC PAIN PATIENTS WHO WERE TOLD THEY WERE NOTHING BUT DRUG ADDICTS OR DEALERS. THAT IS NOT FAIR OR ACCURATE.

I WILL BE WAITING FOR AN ANSWER.

THANK YOU,

TINA CRENSHAW
CHAIRPERSON: ARKANSAS PAIN PATIENTS ADVOCACY COALITION (APPAC)
870-371-0611
painpatient1@yahoo.com

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