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Friday Feel Good: Doc Writes Prescription for Generosity

Friday Feel Good: Doc Writes Prescription for Generosity

An Arkansas oncologist is lifting hundreds of thousands of dollars of medical debt off of nearly 200 of his patients’ shoulders. 

Dr. Omar Atiq, who founded the Arkansas Cancer Clinic in 1991, sent out a notice to his patients days before Christmas telling them “the clinic has decided to forgive all balances owed to the clinic by its patients.” 

The clinic closed in February but was still looking to collect nearly 650-thousand dollars in outstanding bills as of December.  Atiq says he and his wife made the decision to forgive the debts because it was something they could do to help the community in these tough times.

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