For the first time since being handed a 114-count indictment for his conduct with thousands of patients at his pain management clinic, Dr. Eugene Gosy is speaking out.
The doctor issued a statement live on WBEN 930 radio.
Here is the full transcript, as heard over the airwaves:
“So much misinformation concerning chronic pain patients that has been circulated, and the [inaudible] that’s been alleged against our practice and my personal integrity. But this is not the time or place to exculpate myself or respond to the wild character assassination that had been directed against not only myself but the thousands of chronic pain patients in Western New York.
"Chronic pain patients are not junkies. Their lives often have been turned upside down by diseases like cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and many other diseases. Furthermore, chronic pain patients have suffered life altering traumatic pain injuries from serving in our armed forces or law enforcement, other job-related endeavors, motor vehicle accidents, sports and so on. They simply wish to be productive citizens and live life to the fullest with the available remedial options.
"I want my patients to know that since the recent events, we have worked tirelessly to find physicians with expertise in chronic pain management so we could reopen the office just as soon as possible. I wanted to ensure that my patients could continue to receive the expert treatment they have come to expect from our pain management clinic.
"As our office reopens, I strongly urge my patients to use our online patient portal to schedule appointments. For those patients without access to our online patient portal, please phone the office for an appointment. At this time we are strongly discouraging walk-ins, as we first work to assist patients with the most acute needs. Please know that my first priority over the past few weeks has been finding physicians so that our office could reopen, and I am professionally and personally grateful for your patience, prayers, support, understanding and confidence in me.
There is so much more I wish I could say about this situation but due to the circumstances, I must conclude right here. Thank you very much.”