Patients got the word on Wednesday that Dr. Gordon Korby, a local pain and rehab doctor, will no longer be seeing patients.
Lori Powers said she has been out of work for more than six months with back pain, soon ready for surgery. She says she’s been a patient of Dr. Gordon Korby for more than a year.
“I had an appointment for 9:45, to have my injections, and nobody called,” said Powers.
When she arrived at the 57-year-old doctor's Perimeter Drive medical office building in Dublin - she found a note on the office door.
It read: "...effective immediately, Gordon J. Korby is unable to provide treatment to you at this time and will remain unable to do (so) for an indefinite period of time."
"Something's happened and my prayers are going out to him and his family, or whatever's going on in his life,” said Powers.
Korby has been practicing for 15 years and currently sees thousands of patients, treating many of them for pain.
10TV talked to Korby at his home where he explained why he cannot see any patients right now.
“I have a few illnesses that came upon me suddenly, and these are illnesses that are going to take a long time to get recovery,” said Dr. Gordon Korby.
Korby said he suffers from diabetes and retinopathy, which caused him to go into a severe depression. He said he is now following his own doctor's orders, in the best interest of his patients.
"I don't know when I'll be back, and for right now, I'm trying to get the continuity of care to my patients to other pain doctors in the area,” he said.
Powers said that Dr. Korby will be missed, and she is wishing him a speedy recovery.
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