By Chin Ling Ching, M.D., Director of Palliative Care.
I am inspired by Fred McCrumb. M.D., a Highland anesthesiologist, who is one of the most compassionate people I have met. Fred offers to help with epidurals on Highland hospice patients with intractable pelvic pain and he has always done it on his own time. He gives the nurses his cell phone number, comes to the hospital at all hours of the night and weekends, manages the epidurals himself, and never declines when we ask.