Kentucky Doc Spring 2016 - Page 8

8 doc • Spring 2016 Kentucky Profile in Compassion Russell Eldridge and Compassionate Cancer Care By John A Patterson MD, MSPH, FAAFP I first became aware of the quality of Russell Eldridge’s doctor-patient relationship as my own patients and their families told me about their experiences under his care. I was particularly appreciative of the compassionate care provided to patients for whom there were no further treatment options. When asked how he