Out-of-state supporters try to help Edwards doctor - WLBT.com - Jackson, MS

Out-of-state supporters try to help Edwards doctor

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EDWARDS, MS (WLBT) - Sick patients in Edwards continue getting their prescriptions from an 88-year-old doctor practicing out of his car.

Right now his medical license is current and active. 

Dr. Carrol Frazier Landrum says the State Board of Medical Licensure was supposed to send him documents in the mail Monday or Tuesday indicating what would happen since he didn't surrender his license as requested.

However, he says the documents have not been delivered.

But now, more people hundreds of miles away are wanting to help.

Dr. Landrum says, "It's overwhelming. Their expression of love and support has just been overwhelming."

More than 800 miles away outside of the Chicago, Illinois Cindy Gaffney heard Dr. Landrum's story after it aired on WLBT and eventually being picked up by the Washington Post. WLBT spoke to Gaffney over Facetime.

"It's a shame that he's called to question his intentions, his credibility," she says. "I have some connections within the teaching hospitals within Illinois and I reached out to some of them because they do have outreach programs that assist rural communities in providing medical care. We are in the early stages of having a discussion on what the possibility is of getting some assistance down there."

As Dr. Landrum waits to see what the state medical board's next move is, discussions are being made outside our state in hopes of helping him.

Gaffney says, "Short term, I was hoping we could get a mobile unit down there outfitted just simply enough to be able to house his files and have a table and a working space along with an area where patients can visit. And something he could drive that would remedy the situation he is in now with working out of his vehicle."

Dr. Landrum says, "I don't know what's going to happen, but my chief concern is I not lose my medical license. My mind is on keeping it and still practice medicine."

The state board has made no indication when Dr. Landrum's case will be brought up on the agenda.

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