REV. RONALD MYERS MD AN AMERICAN HERO
Dr. Ronald Myers was a leading advocate for health care to the poor and disenfranchised. The founder and chairman of The American Pain Institue and the Myers Foundation For Indigent Health Care and Community Development.
A 1985 graduate of the University of Wisconsin Medical School and residency in Family Practice at L.S.U. Medical Center, Doc Myers was a leading national advocate for health care to the poor and disenfranchised. In 1990 he became the first ordained and commissioned medical missionary to serve in America’s poorest region, the Mississippi Delta, in the history of the African American church. Dr. Myers provided health care to the poorest Americans through clinics in Tchula, Belzoni, Yazoo City, Indianola, Greenville, and Tupelo, Mississippi. He went on missions outreach to Kenya and Israel.
Further, DEA specifically preys upon the practitioners of colors, especially older practitioners of both races as they are deemed likely to be more property-rich. This allows DEA to seize larger more valuable assets from their victims and it is more further assumed these practitioners are less likely to fight back making them easier enforcement targets.
Most importantly, the areas in the United States which have sustained the highest deaths of African American deaths from COVID are ironically nearly the exact same areas of the country where physicians, pharmacists, dentists, and healthcare providers of color have been targeted by DEA-DOJ and have been removed.
Listen TO THE WORDS OF RONALD MYERS MD IN THIS interview from Pain Patient Advocacy Week in 2017
WITH LINDA CHEEKS MD
Rev. Ronald V. Myers, Sr., MD was a family practitioner in Mississippi. He lost his license because of attacks on him by the state of Oklahoma. The charges were dropped, but his license was never restored to active status because of fines levied on him by the Board of Medicine for the unfounded investigation they led against him. In other words, “Pay us for attacking you without just cause.”
Pain Patient Advocacy Week
Doc Myers led his last Pain Patient Advocacy Week in Washington, DC on April 23-30, 2018. He wasn’t feeling up to par when he came to Washington, but he used all the energy he had to lead the movement. Possibly because of that self-sacrifice, he did not have the reserves when he returned home, and his health deteriorated over the next few months. He is truly a martyr to the cause, and Chronic Pain Patients should lift him up forever for the support he gave.
If you would like to leave a tribute to Doc, please leave a comment below. Eventually, this segment will be moved to Doc’s own page as an ambassador on the membership site.
Incurable disabled activists have a new and most welcome advocate Ghanaboy PharmD (will respect his anonymity by using his handle). His YouTube videos are informative, enlightening, educational, and deeply personal.
There is one in particular that caught my attention regarding the most loathed document in American history — The Center of Disease Control Guidelines Prescription Guidelines. Flaws highlighted in his excellent video are the low tier evidence scores, the core expert group only having one “pain expert” who is no longer practices medicine.
These suggestions are now being weaponized by all public and private sectors as the law was constructed in an academic standard barely acceptable for a college thesis. Suggestions have always been the keyword.
Inside the System: a Chronic Pain Doctor Speaks
BLACK PATIENTS DESCRIBE IN HOW PHARMACIES PROFILE THEM WHEN GETTING PRESCRIPTION PAIN MEDICATIONS
Thank You, Linda
NOW FEEL OUR PAIN
FOR NOW, YOU ARE
WITHIN THE NORMS