A proposal for Dr. Katzman and UNM Pain Center

Sun, Jun 28, 2015 11:02 am

From:  painkills2@aol
To:  JKatzman@salud.unm.edu

Dear Dr. Katzman:

While I appreciate the effort mentioned in your last email (below), I don’t think you understand that I’ve given up on doctors and the medical industry. My own research on the UNM Pain Center and your responses to my emails just confirmed my decision. For a 30-year intractable pain patient, I think I have a pretty good idea of what your clinic has to offer, and I don’t believe in paying for services that may do further harm and cannot help me.

However, there may be other chronic pain patients who are interested in the UNM Pain Center, and so I have a proposal. Why don’t you schedule a tour of your facilities for me? Perhaps you could also connect me with current pain patients at your clinic who are willing to talk to me? Then I can report back to the chronic pain community on my blog.

I realize that my case is unique and so my current opinions on your Pain Center could be biased, but I am willing to keep an open mind in the interest of helping other pain patients.

I can’t see any downside in my proposal for either of us. That is, unless the UNM Pain Center is trying to hide something. I read in January of this year that the Pain Center was seeking further funding from the state for training programs, so it seems to me that you should be fine with the transparency inherent in my proposal.

Let me reiterate that I do not have a phone. Communication between us must be done by email.

I curiously await your response.

Johnna Stahl


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