Dr. Gosy Was ‘Last Best Hope,’ Says Attorney Daniels

BY TONY FARINA

Dr. [Eugene] Gosy was “the last best hope for patients suffering from chronic pain,” said Joel Daniels this week in describing the difficulties many patients have had finding help since the Williamsville pain treatment center operated by Dr. Gosy was shut down after the doctor’s federal indictment last month accusing him of illegally prescribing drugs.

“It has really been hard on him but he is more optimistic now,” said Daniels now that his center has been reopened and the many patients who have suffered since the office was shut down last month can once again go there for help.

Daniels, who represents Dr. Gosy in the federal case, called him the “go to guy” locally in pain treatment with over 10,000 patients because not many local physicians were willing to practice pain treatment which is under constant scrutiny by federal agents.

Dr. Gosy has kept his medical license but his federal DEA registration has been revoked pending the outcome of his case which is currently in the discovery process which, according to Daniels, could last between 30 and 60 days.  He posted a $250,000 bail bond with his Clarence home as collateral, said Daniels, and his Williamsville office reopened this week.

Dr. Gosy has gone public about what he calls “so much misinformation concerning chronic pain patients that has been circulated,” and has expressed concern and regret about the allegations against his practice and his personal integrity.  But he said it is not the time to exculpate himself or respond “to the wild character assassination” that has been directed against not only him but the thousands of chronic pain patients in Western New York.

In a statement on WBEN Radio on Tuesday, Dr. Gosy said in part that “chronic pain patients are not junkies.  Their lives have been turned upside down by diseases like cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and many other diseases,” adding “they simply wish to be productive citizens and live life to the fullest with the available remedial options.”

Daniels says that Dr. Gosy’s priority since the charges were filed has been to find physicians so that the office could reopen, and now that the office has reopened, staff will contact patients to reschedule canceled appointments.   While Dr. Gosy will not be able to treat pain patients, nurse practitioners and physician’s assistants in the group will be able to treat patients requiring pain management.  Three physicians have also agreed to be available to mid-level providers for consultations about patient care until a more permanent solution is found.

Dr. Gosy has steadfastly denied any wrongdoing in his practice and he and his attorney are hopeful that he will eventually be cleared of the charges against him and will be able to resume treating the patients that he has cared for all these years.  The crisis that followed the shutdown of his practice is evidence that his legal problems have caused considerable additional pain to his thousands of patients.

  • SittingMoose Shaman

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    – figures. […]

    The Declaration of Montreal This year’s summer conferences on pain treatment AS A FUNDAMENTAL HUMAN RIGHT… The national and international list of pain treatment/right to opiates for chronic and intractable pain management/opiate medicines organisations is growing…and coming to the U.N. and other conference locations in NYC.

    My. my…the irony!

    The freedom and the human right to receive medical pain care, medicine and pain medicine IN HOSPITALS AND CLINICS in the USofA and New York State is now cast into jeopardy by the onslaught of the hordes of the once, right-wing, comedic GOP standard character of underground cartoonists’ invention, Nick the Narc. Now. he runs the out-of-control, DEA.

    Flip-flop? No shit! What happened over the years betwixt the idealism of the ’60’s and now? We were pissed about police-state tactics used back then…however, now…that, has become strategic fascism. !?!

    I’m disabled and bedridden…and one of the forced-into-abandonment patients of Dr Gosy.

    Let this not fall from your minds…most y’all’s gonna get old, too. And many y’all’s gonna get ol’ people’s malaise along with the damn pain that burns furious 24/7. D’ya think the medicines will be there for y’all’s when time catches up to y’all’s?

    Not at this rate.

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  • ljjr2112

    A few of his “Patients” were interviewed on channel 4.I wonder how much pain those face piercings caused on a few of them.If you need something to get you through pain,Then maybe you should think about not getting what amounts to fish hooks stuck in your face.Again,This must be another friend of the author to get a fluff piece written.