A recent blog post has cast some doubt as to just how harmonious the split actually is. Pat's blog post outlining this can be seen if you CLICK HERE. It states that a number of patients have contacted Pat and said that the Kumbaya spin on this separation is a lot more than currently meets the eye. I think we will be learning more about this in the near future, and I hope it does not become another "Needs to Spend more time with his family", or "Chose to pursue other interests" situations. That would just be so sad for Bart and for UAMS.
Hot update - A recent blog post by Nick Van Dyk a friend and patient of Dr. Barlogie confirms, "Bart is "not retiring" but will be setting up shop elsewhere."
You can read Nick's logical evaluation of the reasons for the split and the obvious considerations each of the patients who have committed their treatment to the Total Therapy regimen will now have to reevaluate for their ongoing care if you CLICK HERE.
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