Letters to the editor 06-08-14

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More support for Dr. Lindberg

Over the past few weeks, I have seen two letters in the Los Alamos Monitor regarding the termination of Dr. Peter Lindberg’s contract with the Los Alamos Medical Center (LAMC). Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in males after skin cancer. 

Each year, more than 186,000 males learn they have prostate cancer and more than 3,500 die from its advanced forms. Dr. Lindberg is New Mexico’s leading physician in understanding and treating this cancer. He is recognized throughout the country as one of the leading practicioners. 

Dr. Lindberg reads extensively to keep up with research, treatment statistics and United States physicians diagnosing and treating prostrate cancer. He also publishes an occasional newsletter describing advances in this medical area.

I was successfully treated by Dr. Lindberg as were several of my friends and colleagues. This decision shocks me; it is not in the interest of our community. 

LAMC is owned by LifePoint Hospitals of Brentwood, Tennessee, which in turn is part of Duke Lifepoint Health Care, which partners LifePoint with the Duke University Health System.

I think that the wrong person was terminated!

Douglas Reilly

LANL retiree

White Rock