We could vent all day about bad times we've had in paper gowns...but I bet you could all give a doc you know a pat on the back for going above and beyond! I know a few great ones! I'd like to Plant that hand-clapping emoticon next to this doc's name, Dr. James. He's my pain doc. His NP was so good to me, really got it, ya know? Finished my sentances even. He took a look at me on my 1st visit, and took his lunch off to make time to give me ESI's in my neck so I wouldn't have to wait and come back in a few weeks. Said "You've been suffering long enough - are you ready to do this?" WOW! I was blown away! He belived me! AND he was going to help? SURE I was ready! Big clappy hands to ya doc! The shots did magic on my neck - I almost lost use of my arms, but now they're fine. Also big clappy hands to my doggy-baby's doc. He's taken care of her through spinal injury - she was paralized - cancer (12 hr surgery included fixing herniated belly and spaying) an intetinal bacteria and strokes. This man went to the meat market for ground chuck, cooked that up and mixed it with rice to feed her while he kept her overnight after her surgery. He came into the hospital every hour all night so she wouldn't be afraid or alone. He gave me his home phone number when he finally let me take her home, in case anything came up I couldn't handle - he said he could come anytime and get her. When she had her stroke, and recovered, he asked what I was doing that she got better so fast. I did rehab. If she started walking in circles, I held her shoulders and walked her straight. If she got that blank look in her eyes, I'd clap and call her name until she looked at me, I'd snap my fingers in front of her face if I had to. We talked for an hour about *bringing them back* from a stroke or senility. He asked if he could consolt me if he had any other cases, and I was pleased to be any help! He is so kind, so caring - he listens and learns! Lots of happy claps to Doc Matthews! Let's hear it! I know you have somebody you'd like to pat on the back!