Yesterday, we received some comments from a former patient of Dr. Cochran’s, and all we can say is this: We’ve never seen patients react the way they do when Dr. Robert T. Cochran’s name is brought up.
A press release was published on or around February 15, 2013, that spoke of the reasons for Dr. Cochran’s retirement. However, by request of Dr. Cochran himself, a lot of information was withheld, and for good reason.
We received an email from a former patient who didn’t necessarily agree with some of the items noted in the press release. More than anything, this was a misunderstanding, and we wanted to bring clarity to a few items.
In truth, there are many reasons why Dr. Cochran retired. Some of which, are not to be made publicly available until a later date. Dr. Cochran has his own reasons for retiring, and because of that, he is to be respected. We believe most upsetting to everyone, is that there simply is no replacement for Dr. Cochran and his unique method of care. Dr. Cochran gave a level of compassion to his patients not found by many n the medical community. Patients were “people” to Dr. Cochran, not “subjects”, and certainly not the road to a paycheck. His patients not covered by insurance will tell you he probably didn’t charge enough for his services, and yet, he’s one of the only doctors who was willing to spend twenty minutes with a patient to find out what was causing their pain, and explain what steps could be taken to help manage it.
As we’ll hear more in part 3 of “Dr. Cochran Changed My Life”, Dr. Cochran was able to find the most interesting of information in the “seemingly unimportant”…