Letters of Support
for Dr Philip Leonard

 

 

(note this page is under construction and new links are added almost daily
this is a growing list beginning 5/29/2003
Highlights are listed with links to all below)

If you wish to have your  comments added, please send them to support@philipleonard.com .  Please include a statement as to whether you give permission for your comments to be posted on the website or if you just want to just personally encourage Dr Leonard.

Letters  (follow hyperlink) with excerpts from each
If you would like to view the entire letter, double click on the Blue underlined name/title.


Matt Mobley - "Well, after reading this web site, I think I am more upset now than I was when I first found out your  license to practice medicine was suspended. I think this injustice just goes to prove that people well say or do anything for money, the root of all evil."

2005 messages following Dec 20 TSBME decision to restore license with restrictions

1/7/2005

Good evening Dr. Leonard:

It is good to hear from you.  We understand that family comes first, your unjust circumstances and are in agreement with your policy decisions. Our family will continue to pray for you and your family.  Take care and hope to see you real soon.

Sam Herrera


This section reflects July 2004 letters to the TSBME president, Lee Anderson from patients and colleagues

Letter to TSBME President from Dr Byron Kocen -"I have been a colleague of Philip Leonard For at least 15 years. I know him personally as well as professionally. It is my opinion that he is an asset to the Austin Medical Community. I know him to be a caring physician devoted to the care of this pediatric patients. I wholeheartedly endorse the reinstatement of his license to practice medicine."

Letter to TSBME President Lee Anderson from Ilia Rosenberg  -"I am hoping that Texas State Board of Medical Examiners will find Dr. Leonard's medical knowledge and intellectual capability to be further beneficial to medical science and, not less important, to the community he lives in. This letter is in support of returning Texas Medical license to Dr. Leonard. We, the society are paying a very dear price until this is done. The rich find other doctors, many Medicaid patients do not."

Rod Rawling's Letter to Lee Anderson -"Please understand that I was thoroughly pleased with the care and association with the good Dr. Leonard. I consider his judgment and examination methodologies to be unquestionable and are within the highest standards of medical ethics. More doctors of his caliber are desperately
needed by us; unfortunately, there are too few. It is my sincerest hope that Dr. Philip J. Leonard be allowed the privilege to again practice medicine within the critical specialty of neurology and associated injuries and diseases."

Joni Sager - "For 12 years I served as the communications director for the Texas District & County Attorneys Association. Article 2.01 of the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure states, "It shall be the primary duty of all prosecuting attorneys   not to convict, but to see that justice is done." However, Dr. Leonard's license suspension is not justified on public welfare grounds. In fact, it would better serve the public welfare if his expertise were again available to the community. A jury has already decided that some of the charges against him are without merit. There is no justice in the continuing suspension of his license."

Jean Wimberly's letter to Dr Anderson - "In my personal life and in my professional work in the field of rehabilitation, I have been in contact with many physicians, counting Dr. Leonard among the most professional, caring, and skilled. Please return his license to him, in order that our doctor may be returned to us, his patients."

Vo Family Letter to Lee Anderson -"during our visits to his office for many years,
we have never heard any complaints about his conduct towards female patients. We are completely satisfied with his accurate diagnosis and his appropriate
behavior. He treated us with respect and dignity. He has a high humanitarian spirit ,that is why my father used to say he is a great doctor and a good disciple of Hippocrates. We are Medicaid patients and since he discontinued practicing ,we do not know where to turn to because most of neurologists in town do not accept the Medicaid as payment. ..In conclusion ,we would like to beg you to reinstate Dr. Leonard's license so that he can return to his practice and help us and many other patients who are waiting impatiently for his good care."

Rama Bar-Adon Letter to Lee Anderson -"Being an attorney, I can verify that I have at time been approached by litigious prospective clients who were looking r a "deep pocket" to sue for financial gain or had emotional problems that led them to fabricate claims or misconstrue situations. Some of these prospective clients, after hearing of a case, tried to cash in by making similar, wrongly allegations. Unfortunately, they could count on a natural desire to err on the side of caution and on a presumption of guilt once an accusation was made. I turned these cases down, but other attorneys often took them. These included wrongful medical malpractice cases. Dr. Leonard's patients, including my father, are distraught that he is not practicing medicine. These female and male patients I have talked to are unable to find his level of quality care elsewhere. We urge the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners to reinstate Dr. Leonard to his practice of medicine for the good of his patients and the community."

Letter to Anderson from Franklin -"But sir, it's surely not to late for you and other TSBME members to undo what we feel were wrong to do to our doctor and make it right. Please understand sir, and forgive me if I offended you, I am not saying you did like Mr. Clinton (did it simply because you could). But what I am really saying is, just maybe you rushed the judgment or voted to suspend license a little bit to soon, striping Dr. Leonard of his livelihood with a quick stoke of the pen without thinking how this would effect him while he's waiting completion of the remaining process.
In the end, I am sure and I think you will agree; you will feel good and can reply with pride and a lifted heart, if some reporter ask you: Why did you Dr. Anderson and other TSBME members lift the suspension and reinstated Dr. Philip J. Leonard's medical license? You can answer:" WE DID IT BECAUSE IT WAS THE RIGHT THING TO DO."

Vaughn Shreeve- " I sat through one of his trials at the Travis County Court House. During Dr. Leonard's trial it became very clear to me, that the plaintiff, had filed the charges for monetary gain. I believe the jury saw this too. The jury
found Dr. Leonard not guilty of all charges. Not only do physicians have to carry expensive malpractice insurance, now they must have chaperons to be present with them when they examine a patient This is the only way to stop these frivolous lawsuits. Again, I ask you to reinstate Dr. Leonard's medical license."

Tom McMahon -"Dr. Leonard has many patients who have been waiting a long time for an outcome to the situation, hoping to resume treatment with Dr. Leonard. In light of the swift and decisive acquittal of Dr. Leonard of criminal charges four months ago, I urge the reinstatement of his license to practice medicine. Dr. Leonard, his patients, and staff all properly deserve a timely
and just resolution of this issue."

Lawrence Cummings Letter to Anderson -" I hope you will treat him fairly and reinstate his license to practice medicine at the earliest possible date.  If you need further justification for the reinstatement of his license, I would be pleased to talk with you about Dr Leonard. "

Marcy Goodman - Letter to Board Chair requesting Dr Leonard's Reinstatement

Mary Hurta - Letter to TSBME Board Chair requesting reinstatement

Helen Moss - I can't believe how long this is going on for you. It's just not right.

Sterling Hemphill - I would like the Board to please allow Dr Leonard to resume practice.

Willie and Alice Franklin - Don't worry Dr. Leonard, I know you will be practicing again real soon. The wheels of justice are coming to your corner and with your patient's prayers and God's good grace and will, you shall be victorious in this matter.

Jo Clifton -"I know that is your duty to protect citizens from doctors who behave badly, but this is not the case with Dr. Leonard. A patient who was lucky enough to have Dr. Leonard's services abused the system. A jury has found Dr. Leonard innocent and you should act accordingly. Please restore his license so that he and his patients can return to normal."

Catherine Ellis "I hereby respectfully request that reconsideration be given to the reinstatement of Dr. Leonards's medical license, not only for my convenience, but for the many other patients who also believe him innocent of all charges and miss his professional attention."

Linda Shreeve -"Dr. Leonard is a very good doctor, very smart, very good at bedside manner and most of all he is a professional. I've know him a long time and I've never seen anything but a gentleman and a very kind and caring doctor. He is innocent. Please send him back to those of us who need him."
 


Compelling Letter to TSBME from Brigadier General Rodney Rawlings - a MUST READ

"His attention to detail, his genuine concern for his patients, and his knowledge of neurology is impressive"

Letter from Dr. Bobby Joe Kennedy - Dermatologist; -"His diagnosis was absolutely correct... impressed with his diagnostic acumen and demeanor...What impressed me most about Dr. Leonard was his willingness to help those patients who were either on Medicaid or uninsured"

Robert P. Wills, MD - "Treatment of patients that I have referred to him has been excellent, and without complaint of any kind....patients expressed only praise and compliments about Dr. Leonard's care."

Letter from Dr John Schnieder  - former President Travis County Medical Society - "I felt his professional acumen and good character such that I referred many patients to him for neurological problems;"

Letter from Sam Roberts, MD. FACEP -  Emergency Medicine "for 20+ years,..I have always found Dr. Leonard to be professional, compassionate... I have always found him to be  helpful and appropriate in his recommendations and treatment. Dr. Leonard always took care of all patients needing care without regard for their financial status in an emergency situation. In addition, he has always interacted in a professional and collegial manner with me and with other physicians and nursing staff."

Letter from Family Practice MD - Austin, TX; "This is a physician who has spent decades providing compassionate, intellectual care with, from my understanding, no payment or small payment."

Letter from Mark Smith -Attorney at Law ; "Of all of the doctors I see, I like Dr. Leonard by far the best because of his genuine concern for his patients as individuals."

Letter from Arlene Sonnen, Ed.D "He has always been an honest, intelligent, and caring person. He has exhibited impeccable character is his personal and professional relationships. I would very much appreciate it if the Peer Review Committee would continue to investigate the motives behind patient complaints. Their testimony is beyond my comprehension and knowing Philip as I do, cannot in any way be accurate."

Email from Catherine Ellis - "he has been an optimistic, caring, dedicated and professional physician. I hold Dr. Leonard in high esteem"

Letter from Bruce Gardner - attended one of the TSBME hearings; ..."he was very friendly and had a great sense of humor.... Dr. Leonard was able to diagnose the cause of the migraine and not merely treat the symptom... I was very impressed...for back pain and he has given me trigger point injections. very professional manner. I have had clients who have had injections who have told me the same thing. I would continue to recommend clients to Dr. Leonard without reservation."

Letter from Melanie S. Percy, RN,PhD,CPNP - Asst Professor &Coordinator, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Program, University of Texas; "I was impressed by his thoughtful, intelligent approach to my clinical problem, and that he didn't dismiss it when he found there was no standard therapy that he could offer me. I have known many physicians over the years both professionally and personally. He is not the type of physician that I would  expect to behave inappropriately with his patients."

James Creekmoore E-mail -"he doesn't do it for money-he does it for you because he knows the pain or the stress you are having with your problem"

Margie Hoelscher "He is a master at diagnosing medication.. It was such a relief as a parent to have my children with seizures controlled with the least amount of medication...He cares enough to go that extra mile."

Letter from Laurinda Vinson - Medical Consultant - " his peers in this community have only the highest professional respect for Dr. Leonard."

Email from Gen Rodney Rawlings - Brigadier General - "Since my first meeting, I have been thoroughly impressed by his expanding range of specific medical knowledge and expertise... Dr. Leonard has always taken the time necessary to extract enough relevant information to allow him to make correct diagnoses and practice good medicine."

Letter from Ross Whitman - "I strongly urge you to return him to his practice. He is a good Doctor and as importantly, a friend to his patients"

Dao A VO Letter of support -..."very satisfied with your accurate diagnosis and treatment.... you talk to us in French and Vietnamese to make us laugh and have some fun."

Letter from Minh Vo,supreme court Justice for the Republic of Viet Nam,   -  - "good disciple of Hippocrates" because he denotes his humanitarian spirit while treating his patients."

Letter from Richard Whitman, Ph.D. -"Dr. Leonard is an honest, sincere, caring person and one of the most dedicated people in his profession I have met. "

Letter from Don Lawrence -- "very professional, highly competent"

Email from Sara Austin, MD - "His absence for the past 4 months has been a great loss to the his patients and to the neurological community in Austin"

Posting from Dr S Smith - "Since accusations on "inappropriate touching" (bottle of lidocaine, neurological hammer, etc in front pocket) means that the State Board will automatically believe the woman regardless of the presence of one's criminal rap sheet, you can expect that more doctors will just not treat these high risk patients."

Letter from Dr Patrick Crocker - Chief of Staff, Brackenridge Hospital; "I have known Phil Leonard, MD, for approximately twenty years now. I have observed him interact and examine patients have uniformly been positive. His demeanor and conduct have always been consistent with the high standard to which we desire our profession to be held. I have never witnessed Dr. Leonard to behave in anything but the most appropriate and professional manner. I have never even heard him make an off color joke, laugh at such a joke, make inappropriate comments, or any other behavior that would lead me to believe he is not fully respectful of patients rights, regardless of their sex, color or religious beliefs."

Fax from Consuela Carrisalez  -"professional and always had a great sense of humor"

Fax from Severo Carrisalez -"prolonged my productivity past the norm with his knowledge and genuine care"

Fax from Nancy Yarborough "I was very blessed to find Dr. Leonard. He really cared....very careful on medications...have hope for living once again."

Follow up from Nancy Yarborough- "I MISS HAVING A DOCTOR TO TRUST AND ONE WHO REALLY CARES AND UNDERSTANDS MY PROBLEMS- I KNOW I AM NOT THE ONLY ONE WHO MISSES HAVING THE CONFIDENCE OF A PROFESSIONAL DOCTOR AS GOOD AS DR .LEONARD. PLEASE CONSIDER HOW MUCH HE HELPS US IN NEED AND LET HIM GET ON WITH HIS LIFE AND LET HIM DO WHAT HE DOES BEST "HELPING US IN NEED"

Peter Pick, MD, PhD - "In my opinion, all the accusations against Dr. Philip J. Leonard are false. The TMB must realize its errors in his case. The TMB has been naive. I ask that the TMB reinstate Dr. Philip Leonard's Texas Medical License at once and to take active steps to rectify the damage that has been done to his professional and personal reputation as a physician"

Email from David Wishnew, MD, Plastic Surgeon - "Phil is a fine Doctor and a well respected and highly competent Neurologist. I have referred patients to him and would continue to do so..... Patients perceive our caring for them (physically) as caring for them (emotionally). I don't think we should stop caring for them, but how to get patients to make this distinction is difficult."

Email from Bret A. Munk - "My mother was very selective in her choice of doctors and scrutinized every action....(she) had nothing but praise for the technique, professional demeanor, and reassuring manners of Dr. Leonard."

Don Maloney - Philip Leonard is a good, attentive, caring medical professional ( all synonymous with "Doctor of Medicine")

Fax from Betty Sarfaty - "In my 5 country experience (Turkey, Nigeria, Liberia, Israel and for the last 22 years the United States, Dr. Leonard is one of the three or four best and most humane doctors I have ever met."

Fax from Sue T. Garcia - "always respectful and professional in his duties as a doctor"

Mary Ellen Felps JD   "He has often done charitable services for my clients. I have never heard any client say anything but the most complimentary and positive comments about Dr. Leonard."

Patricia Stinson-Sunbury, RN  "He keeps trying, which validates me, and has helped me, incredibly."

Kris Lawley - "the most thorough doctor of any kind I have ever been treated by...excellent care...always treated me professionally at all times."

Sterling Hemphill  - "Dr Leonard has helped me to the highest professional treatment know to the medical community. I have nothing but excellent praise for the job that Dr Leonard has done for me"

MORAGNE - " His approach is very personal and holistic; and while he is a superb specialist in his field, he has a real knack at getting to the bottom of the problem. Part of this success is related to his willingness to devote enough time to discuss your problem. At 82 years of age, with a heart condition, I have seen a lot of doctors, and I consider Dr. Leonard as one of the very best"

BRUNNER - "You were and are the only doctor I have ever been to that showed that much concern to his patients. When I was broke you even saw me and let me pay later. I also allowed you to do neck blocks when I came in and the migraine was full blown. I will not let another doctor do that. I cannot handle shots, but as I became to trust you I had no fear of you doing them."

WILLIE FRANKLIN - "Dr. Leonard comes in as my "God sent blessing"....he unlocked the shield of shameless inside of me....I had seen many doctors in my lifetime but Dr. Leonard is different, he appears to have a special gift that few doctors have now days. He loves what he does, he's a master at his craft (medical provider) and he truly cares about his patients....Well-Mannered Professional Doctor and a Perfect Gentleman.

Donna Dawson, RN - "Dr. Leonard has always been kind to me and my son.... I am an RN and recognize good clinical care when I see it."

Wimberly-"I wouldn't even be able to care for my granddaughter this year without your marvelous care, which always has gone beyond what was required."

Oscar G.Martinez, fireman and school teacher  -" Dr.Leonard I have known you since 1985 and have helped my medical needs to this day you, have met the needs of my family, you are a very good Dr. and friend."

Melva Butler -" When I first came to the Doctor I had multiple problems.   I had been to so many Doctors that just did nothing,  it was a wonderful thing to find one that really seemed to care and kept working with me till a answer was found!!!   If this world only had more Doctor Philip Leonard's we should all be so lucky!!!"

Dao A Vo followup letter - "We are very shocked when we heard that Dr LEONARD has been accused of inappropriate manner to female patients. We cannot believe that because Dr Leonard always has a very appropriate and polite behavior to us. We think that these patients have made false accusations against him."

Dao A VO -Holiday wishes -"We hope to see you back to practice soon."


Leslie Munson, Confectioner: :"I have been a patient on Dr. Leonard's since 1989. I think this is an outrage. He is a kind and caring doctor."


Robert Larson, Former City Councilman, Police Academy Advisory Board Member: "He just seemed like a very caring individual, somebody that took his practice very seriously, whose main concern was for his patients, whether they could pay or not, and really spent a lot of time with each patient. That's probably why you have to wait an hour or two to see him every time you go because he is spending all the time needed with each patient. He doesn't rush them in and
out like you find in other doctor's offices."

Diane Green - (patient)  "Dr. Leonard is the most caring and responsible doctor I have ever seen."

Utanah Crain - "In today's society, it is very hard to find a Dr. who is as caring as Dr. Leonard."

Richard Crain - "It would be a terrible loss to our community if Dr. Leonard could not continue his practice."

Ethel D Key "Thank you for getting me on my feet again. You are one in a very few to take older Medicare Patients"

Christina Olvera "I found him to be an outstanding physician for various reasons; he always demonstrated a sincere patience with each and every patient, he manifested warmth and humor, he has proficient bilingual abilities, and he cares about his patient’s quality of life. "

Melvin Penson - "I feel that Dr. Leonard is getting nothing but a bad rap that he certainly does not deserve. My relationship with Dr. Leonard over the years has been pleasant experiences. I have nothing but high regards for Dr. Leonard and his staff of professionals. He Cares very much for his patients and his profession."

Ethel Key (Dodie) -"You are one brilliant DR. I will be happy when you return to your patients and practice."

Helen Moss- "Prior to going to Dr. Leonard, I had gone to numerous other physicians-NO other doctor was more sympathetic, helpful and truly caring as Dr. Leonard. His patient care consists of great compassion which is so rare in today's insurance driven medical field."
Helen Moss follow up- "Hang in there - Lot's of people are supporting you and standing by you! "
 

Donald E Irvine, father, retired, military -"It has been of Great Regret to not have Dr. Leonard's medical help available for our son. We have depended on his expertise for the past 12 years and have been very thankful in every aspect of his treatment."

Herrera Family -  former Texas Department of Public Safety employee. -"Dr. Leonard has excelled in this arena, exemplifying his care and understanding for all his Patients. He has clearly demonstrated time and time again what a true doctor should be."

Mrs. Chandler - Former Child Protective Services Worker - "Dr. Leonard saved my life and gave me the hope to live. By the grace of God, I am still working and earning an income."

Richard Strauss, security at Motorola, "My praise for Dr. Leonard and his medical service, diagnostic technique, but most importantly, positive results are that he is the best in his field. "

Oscar Martinez - "I hope I still have a doctor!"

Richard Strauss, Corporate Security - "I personally attended 3 different days of testimony and am shocked at the decision of the medical review board.."

Michelle Ojeda  "I my self think that Leonard was the BEST DOCTOR not only for my husband but for other people like my mother in-law"

Mr & Mrs. HongTran - "Please, allow our best Specialist Doctor to get back to practicing. We really need him so much."

Sam N Key,III,  MD -"He is an extremely well-trained neurologist who always puts the welfare of this patients first."

Tom Dickson -"Dr. Philip Leonard is a rarity in today’s day of the HMO.  He is both professional and personable.  For the past 3 years he has been treating me for adult ADD.  During each visit I was made to feel like a patient not one of the herd at a cattle call.  Dr. Leonard takes the time to get to know you and he listens to what you are saying."

Joseph Maier, DC, Chiropractic physician, -" I have nothing but positive, high praise for Phil Leonard. I know him to be of the highest caliber of integrity and I have seen him demonstrate repeatedly forthright, tireless advocacy for his patients."

Charlet Neidig - "I personally do not believe any of the charges made against him are true. I was present for the medical examiners hearing and I am still dumbfounded with the decision. This decision needs to be reversed allowing this outstanding physician to resume practice."

Cat Miller - "The reason for my change in attitude is the hope you have given me over the years. It is my personal belief that this is a precious commodity which is in short supply these days, especially when there is little chance of success for many patients."

Teena Redwine -"I'd like to say or plead for the board to please reinstate DR.LEONARD`s medical license so he can return as one of the best physicians I have ever had !!!!"

Francis Jackson -"I trust him with my family. "

David Ward -"This man is a compassionate, caring doctor who places the welfare of his patients above all other considerations. His patients, and the Austin medical community need and deserve his rapid return to his practice. To do otherwise would be a complete miscarriage of justice and due process."

Diana Bodel and David Olson - "I refuse to believe what I have heard."

Joni Sager, Technical Writer/Editor - "I have always believed that we lived in a country where you were innocent until proven guilty. Unfortunately, that does not seem to be the case. Dr. Leonard began to be punished as soon as the media feeding frenzy started"

Kay Moore - "I would trust him with my life. His conduct has always been above reproach. I absolutely do not believe these allegations which have been filed against him. "

Jo Clifton, Editor, In Fact Daily  "I am deeply troubled by these allegations of misconduct and cannot believe they are true. I know that being a good doctor is the most important thing in Dr. Leonard’s life. I hope that his license will soon be restored so that he can resume treating his patients. We need him."

William Hardenberg - "Without your assistance and personal attention to my individual medical and mental needs from the injuries I sustained, I would not have be able to live the quality of life for the past TEN years that I have enjoyed."

Linda Shreeve -" I believe that Dr Leonard is innocent of all  the charges that have been brought against him."

Col. H. Dean Messer - "Give this man his life back."

Max Whitman, retired merchant - "I have never known him to betray the Hippocratic oath on which he makes the foundation of his life."

Morris Smith - "The accusations made to the medical board were not credible (I sat through most of the testimony) and I hope that he returns to practice promptly. "

Harriet Whitman - "It is unbelievable to me that such accusations could be made. I was dumbfounded. I cannot believe that he has been unable to help his patients. They are the ones being punished. They need him. So please give him his license for the patients and for him."

Cricket Waid - "I AM HORRIFIED THAT WITH NO PROOF AT ALL THAT OUR "JUSTICE" SYSTEM CAN WALK IN AND SO COMPLETELY TAKE AWAY ALL THAT YOU HAVE WORKED SO HARD TO ACHIEVE FOR SO MANY SICK PEOPLE. YOU HAVE SHOWN SO MUCH COMPASSION TO OTHERS THAT I CAN'T HELP BUT BELIEVE THAT IT WILL COME BACK TO YOU MANY FOLD."

Lawrence C. Cummings, Lt. Col. USAF (Ret) -"I need Dr. Leonard for treatment and have not gone to any other Neurologist and neither have any of his other patients that I have talked with. They believe he is innocent of all charges by those women. Please give him back his license to practice medicine and help me and his many other patients that need him."

Sandra Strube, nurse and mother -"HOW COULD YOU SUSPEND HIM WHEN HE HAS NEVER BEEN FOUND INNOCENT OR GUILTY OF THE CHARGES AGAINST HIM!

Chris Mapp, patient of 20 years- "I  have always respected your work and your family, do not lay down on this issue, I know you and you will not fight back unless your peers force you to do so. Please call for what ever you need. This patient and family is ready to help."

Gina from Minnesota -"All I can say is from what I have read at this site I will pray for this doc. I guess that's ALL we have as US citizens (for the time being I guess) is PRAYER  "

Lois Moore- "They have to see you are not like what you are being accused of. Surely they will find the truth and let you practice again"

Mary Kay Rybiski, nurse and patient- "Just who are you trying to protect? As a patient of Dr. Leonard's, I don't feel protected. I feel angry and frustrated that I have been denied ongoing medical care by the impulsive actions of a medical board that is more interested in protecting its reputation in the glare of media attention that this case has received."

Alice Lopez, patient of 17 years -"W e need you back, Dr. Leonard. Tell them! Make them listen! We have the best ...and years with you and one can tell a lie but not everyone can be a good Doctor like you. Tell the people who are playing God to put those people in a cracker jack box and send back to sender and them to send you back to me and your patients!"

Robert Solis- "You know Alice has been to a lot of doctors and she says you're the only one who cares about his patients. She has always been on some kind of assistance or help, so if you were just after the money you weren't getting it from her because she doesn't have any! Just think of all the people like Alice who need a good doctor in your field and now have to do without you. It's not fair! People have to suffer because of someone trying to get a fast dollar! Or whatever, to ruin a good man's name and job. "

Amy Samet -"It has been a tragic loss to us to be without the insight and support we count on for so long from Dr. Leonard.."

Tina Lancaster Nov 20 - My story- "To the Board, your arguments short, small, no depth, lawyers making money. You filled your "quota" for removing yet another doctor...do you feel better?...why were you so angry and so personal about your assumed pleasure in destruction?...why don't you take on Medicare Reform or better still fight to get Medicare Rx coverage, put your Ph D's and MD's to work!"

Tina Lancaster Nov 23 follow up-"The community of patients that I referred to need you...there will always be a place for your care of  the ill, inferred, "throw-a-ways" from other Physicians as well as the indigent !  You do not see anything save and accept a "need and pain".

Dr Nancy Rogers:" It is shameful that a decision to prevent you from practicing medicine would be made based solely on accusations without due process. "

Irene Howe - "I have read the allegations made against Dr. Leonard and find them totally unbelievable!!!  First, I am totally appalled at a system that would deny an individual to be able to practice based upon unproven allegations.  Two, if a few patients felt they had been treated improperly, why in the world did they continue to come back?  Makes me pretty suspicious!!!"

ILYA ROSENBERG - NASA ENGINEER, invited to US "in the AMERICAN INTEREST" -"Spending the first 30 years of my life in the Soviet Union, where telling a wrong joke in a company followed by a subsequent KGB report could ruin your life, I am a true believer in the American justice system. I believe it shall not and will not topple people like Dr. Leonard. We, the people, cannot allow this to happen."

Jean  Friday -"I certainly hope that Dr. Leonard will be exonerated of these charges, and that his suspension will be lifted so that he can return to practice."

Minh Vo - Supreme Court Justice - Republic of Viet Nam  -"Thank you so much for forwarding L.Cummings' letter to Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison. We are very touched when reading this letter in support of you. Please let us know if we could do something to support you."

Lorraine Martinez, DO, OB/GYN - fellow physician - "I believe in Your Innocence. Hang in, there- "non illegitimati carborundum"! The Evil Empire is not used to having the likes of us fight back. I truly believe that we will eventually see justice done."

Deborah Shurr , mother of patient - "Dr. Leonard is the nicest, kindest, most caring, most personable doctor anyone could hope to have taking care of them. He treats each patient as if he has all the time in the world to listen to their symptoms and treat their malady. I truly got the feeling that his patients are not just diseases to him, they are people, something I think many doctors forget. He is a man who cares about the world and the people on it, and what he does to make his time on it matter. We need people like this out in the world doing their good works, not stuffed in a corner somewhere because someone else wanted their 15 minutes of fame and some money! Dr. Leonard, we truly miss you and want you back as soon as possible! We are so sorry these things have happened to you and honestly wish we could make them go away for you. "

Julie Ferri - 'Dr. Leonard has been my neurologist since roughly 1998.... I am very grateful for his concern. If it weren't for Dr. Leonard I truly don't know what my life would be like now....I am in fear of loosing him as a Doctor.....I think none of the charges against him are true, he has never inappropriately touched me in all these years. ...It does not only affect Dr. Leonard. Many people are suffering because of false claims.'

Rama Bar-Adon, Attorney at Law "As an attorney practicing personal injury law, I often referred clients to Dr. Leonard, including attractive single women. Some of these patients did not disclose they were referred by me. Without exception, both the women and the men I referred delivered glowing reports regarding his competence and professionalism. Not one reported any misconduct or negative incident."

N.A., MD -" While I understand, and even agree with most of their decisions and interpretation, the extreme and damning actions they take seem reactionary, not contemplative.  In fact, I think an innocent doctor has a much worse time with this current board, especially if you are from Austin. "


Finally the Criminal Trial
(First step in clearing Dr Leonard's Name)
 notes of encouragement February 29 - March 5

In a message dated 2/29/04 6:16:55 AM, Jay Fogelman MD writes:
Again, best of luck, Phil. The criminal system has the checks/balances that will serve you well!!!
Jay Fogelman MD


Subject: Thoughts & prayers

Date: Sun, 29 Feb 2004

Ron and I will indeed keep you in our thoughts & prayers as you begin this intense encounter with your accuser . Hang in there !  
Kathleen & Ron Kopel


Date: Sun, 29 Feb 2004 21:57:44 -0600

Phil, you have my heartfelt prayers, I will say an especially long one
tonight. I've said it before, but I am so sorry this has happened. Go
get'em,  get the truth out there.
Sara Austin


Date: Sun, 29 Feb 2004 15:36:09 -0600

Dear Dr. Leonard,
You will be in our prayers. We trust that you will be vindicated and feel
terrible that you have had to through this ordeal.
Mark Juarez


Date: Sun, 29 Feb 2004 14:23:37 EST
Subject: Prayers for Success

Dr. Leonard, I have moved to Victoria from Nixon...FYI. I will be praying
for you and your family and I hope you have a successful next couple of weeks.
Rachel Hurta


Sun, 29 Feb 2004 14:25:57 EST
Subject: Re: PHILIP LEONARD -- FINALLY THERE WILL BE A TRIAL!!!!
Phil,
Wishing you the best. Let me know if I can help.
Joseph Maier 


In a message dated 2/29/04 3:57:08 PM, R writes:
We are praying for you!
Love you much!
R


In a message dated 2/29/04 6:14:42 PM, Morris writes
My thoughts are with you and I'll do my best to be there.
Morris


In a message dated 2/29/04 11:50:35 PM, Brian Gale DPM writes:
Good luck Philip. Hang in there and it will turn out well for you. Let
me know if there is anything we can do.

Brian Gale DPM


In a message dated 2/29/04 3:57:08 PM, writes:
We are praying for you!
Love you much!
Renee


In a message dated 2/29/04 8:23:27 PM, Scott  Geller MD
writes:

Good luck – a similar case is in the works here in Ft Myers. The doc lives across the street from me, so I got the real story. He’s a neurologist, Alan Richman MD.
--
Scott Geller MD
29 Barkley Cr.
Fort Myers, Florida 33907


In a message dated 3/1/04 10:03:41 AM, Byron Kocen MD writes:
Good luck
Byron Kocen MD


In a message dated 3/1/04 8:59:37 AM, Ross Whitman writes:
Good luck, I know that your innocence will come to light. Be strong.
Ross 


In a message dated 3/1/04 11:22:08 PM, Max Whitman writes:
Philip please know that if we could be there with you we would be there, I have my Bible by my side and I will prey for a sucessfull outcome,
 max and harriet---


We are so glad that the trial is beginning. At least you will get a fair trial, unlike the board that made the decision to stop your practice. I have wondered how they square with the fact that someone is suppose to be assumed innocent until proven guilty. We are praying for you.

Mark Juarez


Mon, 1 Mar 2004
Dr. Leonard,
Glad I was able to speak with you Saturday and express my encouragement. Apparently have gout (sp.?) in my big toe, but if business is relatively quiet, plan to come by the courthouse on Tuesday or Wednesday. I will be the limping telephone pole looking guy!
Feel confident that justice will prevail, you hang in there.
Richard Straus, MGS Site Security Manager


Date: Mon, 1 Mar 2004

Dr. Leonard,
I am so happy to hear that a trial is here, a major step in getting you back to practicing medicine. This day has been a long time coming and though you will never get back the time that has been lost to you I hope this will be resolved quickly and that the days ahead will be brighter. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.
Julia Medick


We are praying for you!
Love you much!
R


Date: Mon, 1 Mar 2004 23:27:30 EST
Subject: Hang in Doc, I'm 100% behind you

Hang in Doc, I'm 100% behind you!!!
Marina Sonnier


In a message dated 3/1/04 7:41:50 PM, Sam Herrera writes:
Good luck and we will definitely pray for you and your family.

Sam Herrera & Family


In a message dated 3/1/04 10:03:41 AM, Byron Kocen MD writes:
Good luck!
Byron Kocen MD


In a message dated 3/1/04 5:38:22 PM, Clive Sinoff M.D. writes:
Best of luck.
Clive Sinoff M.D.


In a message dated 3/1/04 9:08:19 AM, Bill Rubinsky writes:
Philip,
My thoughts and prayers are with you! I'm sure this will all go away and have a happy ending for you very soon!
Bill


In a message dated 3/2/04 7:52:56 AM, Theresa Rains writes:
You certainly are in my thoughts and prayers. I will watch daily for
results. If I can be of any help, please let me know. I very much want you and your family to know I stand behind you. I could probably be there on Friday or Monday if the trial is still going on if there is any way I could be of help.

God Bless You,
Theresa Rains


In a message dated 3/2/04 11:15:50 AM, SUSIE.RAMIREZ writes:

WONDERFUL NEWS! We wish you the very best and may God guide you and keep you at peace.
Susie Ramirez
Executive Assistant
Senator Royce West's Office


In a message dated 3/2/04 3:47:24 PM, Mark Juarez writes:

We are so glad that the trial is beginning. At least you will get a fair
trial, unlike the board that made the decision to stop your practice. I
have wondered how they square with the fact that someone is suppose to be assumed innocent until proven guilty. We are praying for you.

Mark Juarez


In a message dated 3/2/04 3:45:45 PM, Laurinda Vinson writes:
Dr L,
I hope all will go well in court this week. Dr Maier says he will try to
attend also. Let me know if there is anything I can do for
you...................Laurinda Vinson


In a message dated 3/2/04 8:00:31 PM, Bill Rubinsky writes:

Philip,

I really appreciate the updates. I've been hitting your website and the
friends of Philip Leonard website as well. Hope the trial is going well and you will soon be through with this nonsense and get your life back!!!

We continue to keep you in our thoughts and prayers!
Bill Rubinsky
Xerox Corporation


In a message dated 3/2/04 10:07:12 PM, Richard Whitman writes:

Phil,
My thoughts and prayers will be with you during this difficult time. I
know you have looked forward to your public defense of these accusations and I am looking forward to you proving your innocence and eventual full relief of these very damaging charges. You have had a very rough couple of years here and I hope that the experiences and losses will not scar you so deeply as to affect your natural kindness and giving nature.
Richard Whitman


Good luck Philip. Hang in there and it will turn out well for you. Let
me know if there is anything we can do.
Brian Gale


Good luck and we will definitely pray for you and your family.
Sam Herrera & Family


In a message dated 3/2/04 3:50:20 PM, Arlene Sonnen writes:
Please keep me up on what happens. I'm praying for your vindication!!
Arlene Sonnen


In a message dated 3/3/04 8:14:50 AM, Richard Straus writes:
Dr. Leonard,
Good to see you, wish it were under better circumstances. My opinion is that the prosecution has no evidence to substantiate the allegations made against you. A little surprised the judge has allowed the prosecutor to all but ignore some of her rulings. Seems she could threaten him with contempt of court for flagrant disregard of her rulings and continuing with his own agenda rather than the course she set while the jury was sequestered.
Anyway, keep your chin up. Seems it will be difficult to get a jury to
convict because of "reasonable doubt" due to lack of substantiating evidence to these "preposterous" allegations.
Good luck.
Richard Straus
MGS Site Security Manager


In a message dated 3/3/04 3:43:08 PM, Sam writes:
You are welcome. I was unable to make it as planned due to meetings, but Mom and Lucy were glad to be there on your behalf.
Good luck.
Sam


In a message dated 3/3/04 8:58:23 AM, James D. Day II writes:
Best Wishes, Dr. Leonard.
James D. Day II


In a message dated 3/3/04 4:01:02 PM, Richard Straus writes:
Dr. Leonard,

Almost got downtown today but seemed every time I was about to leave
something came up and did not make it, sorry. Have they found you "NOT GUILTY" yet? If trial is still on tomorrow I will hope to come by either in the morning or afternoon. Feel certain there is no corroborating evidence to substantiate the allegation made against you. Do not see how a jury can, beyond reasonable doubt, hand down anything other than "NOT GUILTY." Let's concentrate on that, pray about it and believe it.
Richard Straus
MGS Site Security Manager


I hope you had many retired patients, just thinking it may be easier for them to be there through the whole trial.
Juries are not necessarily of one's peers. I managed to get shifted to
Municipal court because of the time required. For a longer trial it's likely
going to end up being people happy to be away from their other activities for an extended period. That would be retirees, state employees and maybe a few big company workers who don't mind their employer discovering that everything is fine without their presence for an extended period. With the present employment environment, expect many to voice not particularly deeply held opinions simply to escape. My thoughts are with you and I'll do my best to be there.
Morris


I really appreciate the updates. I've been hitting your website and the
You certainly are in my thoughts and prayers.  I will watch daily for results.  If I can be of any help, please let me know. I very much want you and your family to know I stand behind you.  I could probably be there on Friday or Monday if the trial is still going on if there is any way I could be of help.

GOD Bless You,
Theresa Rains


Philip please know that if we could be there with you we would be there, I have  my Bible by my side and I will prey for a successful outcome,
Max and Harriet


In a message dated 3/3/04 7:57:06 PM, james@krogerlaw.com writes:
I hope today went well.
James Day


In a message dated 3/3/04 8:04:50 PM, Sam Herrera writes:
Good evening Dr. Leonard:
We will keep you and your attorney in our prayers. I hope and trust you will prevail! Good luck tomorrow!

Sam Herrera & Family 


In a message dated 3/3/04 10:31:43 PM, R writes:
Make sure to keep your energy up by eating well and getting rest. As the defense starts, you will need to be on your toes even more.
Still thinking of you. Keep the faith.
Love,


In a message dated 3/4/04 6:31:42 AM, C Ellis writes:

Many thanks for the trial update. Will be attending today, Thurs. Mar
5th; we send all our best and you are in our prayers.


Please keep me up on what happens. I'm praying for your vindication!!
Arl


Phil,
glad to hear from you. you know peg and i are with you. you have been and will continue to be in our thoughts and prayers. hang in there. qs


In a message dated 3/3/04 10:32:08 PM, Jo Clifton writes:
Dear Dr. Leonard,
I'm sorry I haven't been able to make it by the trial yet. It has been a
very busy week. I am thinking about you and praying for your acquittal.
Jo Clifton


In a message dated 3/3/04 8:52:44 AM, Mark Juarez writes:
Dear Dr. Leonard,
Thank you for the update. I can't even understand the pain you must be
going through along with your family. I only hope that this will be over
quickly so that you can get back to your passion of taking care of your
patients. We continue to pray for you.
Mark Juarez


My thoughts and prayers are with you! I'm sure this will all go away and
have a happy ending for you very soon!
Bill Rubinsky


In a message dated 3/4/04 5:41:34 AM, DAO A VO writes:
It's just a simple attitude to show our gratitude to you and our support
for you. He is not my brother but my uncle (my aunt's husband).
GOOD LUCK TO YOU.!
Dao Vo


In a message dated 3/4/04 12:34:38 PM, Shannon M. Wong, MD writes:
Philip,
Best of luck to you. I hope that justice is served.
Best Regards,
Shannon M. Wong, MD
Ophthalmologist (EYE MD)-Austin Eye Clinic 


In a message dated 3/4/04 3:26:56 PM, Rod Rawlings writes:

Philip,
I just returned to Austin. Have been following your postings of court
proceedings. I hope that Defense is going well. If you need my presence in the courtroom, let me know.

Rod Rawlings


In a message dated 3/4/04 10:33:27 AM, Joseph Maier writes:
Dear Phil,
I hope you're holding up OK during this most difficult time. I imagine the prosecution part is the most difficult. The good news is you are finally getting your "day in court" and soon will be practicing again. Wishing you the best during this time,
Joseph Maier and (of course) the staff.


In a message dated 3/4/04 5:05:47 PM, Richard Straus writes:

Dr. Leonard,
Came by for hour and a half. Listened to the expert ethics prosecution witness. First while the jury was sequestered, then with the jury, cross examination by defense, prosecution rebuttal and defense rest. That is when I left. Wish I could have shaken your hand and said hello.
Was a bit surprised when your attorney objected to the witness testifying about his conversation with the Dr. in Houston yesterday. If you recall, in his initial statement while the jury was sequestered, the witness stated (paraphrase)," I believe the Dr. was also a neurologist, and he is furious about these allegations. He feels that the prosecution is on a witch hunt." When he stated that, my first thought was that I sure wish the jury could have heard that statement, as it appears to have much validity if not direct bearing on the case.
My next thought was that the Prosecutor would not ask this question in the presence of the jury as he would not want to have the jury hear that other medical professionals feel this case is a "witch hunt" by the prosecution. However, with the jury back in place, the prosecutor did ask the question. That is when your attorney objected, saying this would be hearsay evidence. Was surprised as would have thought the witch hunt statement would be good for the jury to hear. Eventually the question was rephrased and answered, but the ethics witness did not say the part about a witch hunt by the prosecution.
Of course I have no legal background and trust your attorney is executing to his game plan. Still feel there is a lack of substantiating or corroborating evidence to the absurd allegations. I am be thinking about you and hoping for the best. Feel free to call or page, even late.

Richard Straus
MGS Site Security Manager


In a message dated 3/5/04 9:27:49 AM, Mariah writes:
Dr. Leonard,
So good to hear from you. I've wondered for quite some time how things were transpiring. It's 9:27 and I just read your mesages for the past week for the first time. I'll try to make it over there this afternoon. As a matter of fact, you have been in my prayers, and you continue to be. Good luck today.
Mariah


In a message dated 3/5/04 8:12:46 AM, Marcy Goodman writes:

Thanks for keeping me posted. Just remember the times....it is Purim...
time for the masked to be unmasked and revealed. Good luck on the proceedings.
Marcy


Phil,
My thoughts and prayers will be with you during this difficult time. I
know you have looked forward to your public defense of these accusations and I am looking forward to you proving your innocence and eventual full relief of these very damaging charges. You have had a very rough couple of years here and I hope that the experiences and losses will not scar you so deeply as to affect your natural kindness and giving nature.
Richard Whitman


Dr L,

I hope all will go well in court this week. Dr Maier says he will try to
attend also. Let me know if there is anything I can do for
you...................Laurinda Vinson


In a message dated 3/5/04 12:26:30 PM, Mary Ethel Schechter writes:
Phillip I'm sorry couldn't be there to show you moral support but my
thoughts and prayers have been with you throughout. I just cant believe all these terrible things that are happening to you and pray that in the end you will WIN! This has been a bad week for me to get past the calendar schedule as well as next week. Am also keeping my fingers crossed cause I'm ready to make an appointment and to see what to do about my medications. All the best and hang in there.
Mary Ethel Schechter 


Congratulations notes
 
Non Guilty Verdict -
March 6-15

As with everyone who knows you I'm ecstatic and Rama is too that the charges are gone from that one. Let me know what's happening with the other cases when you know. You might consider a book, it's quite a story.
All the best,
Morris


Dear Dr. Leonard,
That is great news. Our prayers have been answered. You were vindicated by the judicial system. It really works. When will you be vindicated by the medical review board? I am very happy for you and your family.
Peace,
Mark Juarez


Sorry Dale and I cannot get off work to be at the trial, you are in our thoughts and prayers. Am anxious for you to get back to your practice and a normal life again. Good Luck!!!!!
Dale and Charlet Neidig


Congratulations,
I am sickened by the witch hunt tactics of our government and at
the ease of which some one with an ax to grind can hire a person and ruin so many lives.
You must truly be surrounded by God's armor.

God Bless
Chris Mapp


The highest possible congratulations to you!!!!

Thomas E. Hess
Consultant


In a message dated 3/6/04 12:01:49 PM, Brett Munk writes: Congratulations!


In a message dated 3/6/04 10:05:40 AM, John Moragne writes:
CONGRATULATIONS! I am sorry I could not be in the court room to hear the marvelous and fully justified result. It would have been interesting to hear the judges charge to the jury. Unanimous on the first poll shows what a farce it was.

Good luck in the future.
John Moragne


In a message dated 3/6/04 9:36:42 AM, The Novaks write:
I have followed your email and elated by your vindication. I hope you can
return to taking care of business and daily activities. You have always had my support and appreciation for taking care of Jason.
See you soon.


In a message dated 3/6/04 2:03:29 PM, Bret writes:

Absolutely amazing. Thank God the jury saw through this person. It  saddens me that doctors, who dedicate their lives to helping people, are put on trial, falsely accused, slandered, etc. by low life con-artists who only want to hurt others.

You are definitely in our prayers, I want to see your life restored fully!

Take care -Bret


In a message dated 3/6/04 11:32:29 AM, Kay Moore writes:
CONGRATULATIONS. WE ALL KNEW YOU WEREN'T GUILTY! ! !
I did so want to be there for you but Bob has not felt to well this past week.
Once again, CONGRATULATIONS!
Remember, we LOVE you!
Kay Moore


In a message dated 3/6/04 12:48:22 PM, Sam Herrera writes:
Dr. Leonard:
Thanks GREAT NEWS!!!! Yahoo..... Now, what is the next step for your reinstatement?
Sam Herrera & Family


In a message dated 3/6/04 7:59:09 AM, Marianne  writes:
Dr. Leonard,
CONGRATULATIONS! Let me know when you are taking appointments again. I
will switch back to you as my treating doctor for worker's comp.
Thanks,
Marianne 


In a message dated 3/6/04 1:05:40 AM, Dr Brian Gale writes:
That's great news for you and your family and all professionals who have
been shammed. I hope you can begin to get your strength back now and
keep up the fight to begin building you life back again.
Brian


In a message dated 3/6/04 1:03:21 AM, Randi writes:
Congratulations!!!
Randi


In a message dated 3/6/04 12:37:57 AM, Richard writes:
Congratulations Phil. Finally! I bet you are relieved. My heart jumped for joy and will share the good news with Dianna when she wakes. I never doubted the outcome, especially after reading the newspaper account. If you were found guilty, I know a lot of barbers, dental assts., optometrist, etc. that attended to me that should be sued! You deserve some sleep and a vacation.
Working late from Indiana.
Richard


In a message dated 3/6/04 12:44:47 AM, Bill.Rubinsky writes:

Philip,
Prayers answered! I knew this could have no other ending! I have been with you all week, anxiously awaiting each days update. So happy to hear this hellish nightmare is over for you and you get your life back!
Bill Rubinsky,  Xerox Corporation


In a message dated 3/6/04 7:13:36 AM, Kris  writes:
Woooo Hooooooo!!!!!!!!!! Congratulations Dr. Leonard.
That's great news! I'm so happy for you!!!
Just got back to the States myself, I'm fried... but happy to be home.
Kris


In a message dated 3/6/04 11:49:34 PM, Scott E. Campbell, M.D. writes:

Congratulations! God is good! We look forward to having you back in the saddle. I am now on my own. Call me any time.

Scott E. Campbell, M.D.


In a message dated 3/6/04 7:14:01 AM, Kathy writes:
Hi Dr. Leonard,
That is great news! I'm so happy for you. I'm still out of town but
I've been reading your e-mails all week keeping up with what's been going on. Maybe now they will re-instate your medical license as they never should of taken it away to begin with!
Again, congratulations.

Kathy


In a message dated 3/6/04 10:29:40 AM, Cyndi Martinez writes:
Dr. Leonard:
I was ecstatic at the "not guilty" verdict that came back----Everyone I have talked to wondered how in the world they would ever come back with anything BUT not guilty! You were always in our thoughts and prayers even though we were unable to attend this with campaign going. On that issue we will find out the results on Tuesday evening.
On the issue of your trial, what's next? Is there to be another one and if
so, when? At what point will it be addressed that you can get your license back to practice? We support you all the way!!!!!!
Cyndi Martinez 


In a message dated 3/6/04 9:49:35 AM, A and C Ellis  writes:

Dr. Leonard--My husband joins me in sending CONGRATULATIONS to you on the outcome of the trial.
God Bless.
A and C Ellis


In a message dated 3/6/04 9:55:37 AM, Donna, Bennie & Rae Lynn Pollei write:
CONGRATULATIONS! We're delighted, but not surprised.
Donna, Bennie & Rae Lynn Pollei 


In a message dated 3/6/04 5:23:23 AM, DAO A VO writes:
CONGRATULATIONS!
Finally ,honest people win the part. Justice is brought back to you. We hope to see you back to practice very soon.
Minh Vo & Tuyet Tran and Dao Vo 


In a message dated 3/7/04 9:57:07 AM, Marcy Goodman writes:
Mazel tov!!! What a wonderful Puriim gift to you and to all our family.
Thank G-d for all the blessings. I am so happy for you.
Love, Marcy Goodman


In a message dated 3/7/04 9:10:48 PM, Bill Rubinsky writes:
Philip,

I feel so terrible that YOU became a victim to this demented woman and her schemes! This is unbelievable! It is beyond comprehension to me that a woman like this can stop a life and make a person concentrate all their efforts and resources to defend the accusations of a scam artist... to say nothing of all the real patients you could have continued to treat over the time you had to focus on this stuff! What a waste! YOU SHOULD WIN DAMAGES FROM HER for what she cost you!

If this is only a first hurdle for you, I'm certain the other hurdles will be overcome as well!

Hang in there! You have many friends who think the world of you and maybe the good of this is that this has given people the opportunity to rally to you side and let YOU KNOW what THEY THINK of you! (There were some very impressive emails from people telling you how grateful they were to you for the things you did for them!)

Friendship is not measured by time or space or how often you see or are with people. Friendship is a place in the heart!

Hang in there!
Your friend,
Bill Rubinsky


In a message dated 3/7/04 7:29:19 PM, Cyndi  writes:
Dr. Leonard: That is just incredible! I'm not only glad but also very proud of you for hanging in like you have. Our prayers are still and will continue to be with you through this difficult journey but I know you will prevail and I will be the first one back through the door!!!
Cyndi


In a message dated 3/7/04, Sam Herrera writes:
Dr. Leonard
I'm so glad that your were vindicated! My family and I will continue to pray for you and your family in hope of a speedy recovery and reinstatement. You have no idea how much we miss you and the vital service your have provided to my Mom, Mary.

I am confident that you will be reinstated soon, so that you can get back to doing what you do best, caring for injured people and solving their complex medical problems.

Best Wishes,
Sam Herrera


In a message dated 3/7/04 5:43:04 PM, Clive Sinoff MD writes:
Wonderful news.
Clive Sinoff MD


In a message dated 3/7/04 6:11:23 PM, John Austin  writes:
Congratulations Phil
Now sue all those bastards at the TV Stations.

John Austin


In a message dated 3/7/04 3:07:32 PM, Don and Bettye Maloney  writes:
Philip
Congratulations! We're elated that our belief in you has been confirmed.
Will phone the office sometime this week for Sean's next appointment ( assuming you won't be on an extended vacation to recuperate from this hellish ordeal ).
Don and Bettye Maloney


In a message dated 3/7/04 5:59:18 PM, Bobby Joe Kennedy MD writes:

Phil:
Congratulations on the outcome of the trial! Will the board restore your license and or will they try to grill you on all of the other ones?
Did you know about this organization?


Bobby Joe


In a message dated 3/7/04 7:59:33 PM, Willie & Alice Franklin writes:
Dear Dr. Leonard,
I knew God were on your side. My wife and I have been praying for this day " A NOT GUILTY VERDICT ".

May God keep blessing you and your family and you can now get your life back on track. We, your patients are blessed to have your back as our beloved doctor and awaits your return to treat us again.

Respectfully yours,
Willie & Alice Franklin


From: "Sara Austin, MD"
Date: Sun, 7 Mar 2004 15:19:49 -0600

Phil, I am breathless. FINALLY !!! So, when do they announce this on the
news ? I am so happy for you. I will certainly open my big mouth and let
everyone know (what we all knew anyway). What a travesty of justice the media and the district attorneys office has done. You relieved enough to be mad yet?

Sara


In a message dated 3/8/04 12:33:09 AM, Scott E. Campbell, M.D. writes:
I will continue to pray for you. It is through times like these that God shows us that through weakness, He is made strong.

I look forward to catching up with you in the future.
Scott E. Campbell, M.D.
Central Texas Radiology & Spine Consultants, P.A.


In a message dated 3/8/04 9:59:01 AM, Arl writes:

FABULOUS NEWS!!! Now what happens re your ability to go back to work?
Arl


In a message dated 3/8/04 8:53:00 AM, SUSIE RAMIREZ writes:

Our prayers have been answered! You can now have your personal and
professional life back. Best wishes on your future endeavors!

Susie Ramirez
Executive Assistant
Senator Royce West's Office


In a message dated 3/8/04 10:47:11 AM, DONNA AND BEAU DAWSON write:

CONGRATULATIONS DR. LEONARD! FROM DONNA AND BEAU DAWSON. OUR THOUGHTS CONTINUE TO BE WITH YOU


In a message dated 3/8/04 10:26:43 AM, Rod Rawlings writes:

Philip,

I understand that it's not over. I hope that each successive step through the bureaucratic legal maze becomes easier and quicker. We (all of your patients;  so that you can continue practicing medicine to help us. I guess it sounds selfish; maybe, it is, but I have placed my health care on hold in your absence. My intent is to hold members of the Board accountable for any deterioration in my health. This is much the same as jousting the wind mill, but some one has to start the process of taking the prejudicial practices of the Board to task whether it be through the legal system or vigilante actions.


My prayers for you are that with the second and third not guilty verdicts
will serve as a wake up call to the prosecutor and result in dismissal of
the remaining allegations. And in the mean time, that the Board, too, gets the message of their hasty actions has caused damage not only to your practice and professional reputation but also to the health status of your patients. Keep the faith. "Illigitimus Carbonindum" - Don't let the bastards grind you down.

Rod Rawlings


Date: Mon, 8 Mar 2004 12:27:49 EST

Dear Dr. Leonard,
I am so glad the jury found you not guilty. Of course, I always had faith in you. You are a wonderful Doctor. I am so happy for you that your ordeal is over. I had planned on coming to the court house to provide support for you: however, my father broke his hip and I have had to go out of town to help him and my mother.
I had wanted you and Tudie to know that since I could not be in court, I could always do an affidavit or something like that saying that Dr. Leonard is a great Dr.( I did write a letter to the board on behalf of you but this was in case your trial needed something) anyway, it doesn't because the trial is over. You are an innocent man who was framed. I hope all good things come to you from now on - you deserve it.

All my best,
Helen


In a message dated 3/8/04 10:53:45 AM, Ross writes:

Congratulations!!!!
I am so sorry you had to endure this experience.

Will you be reopening your practice soon?
Will the newspaper and other media be printing any retractions, etc?

Take Care,
Ross


In a message dated 3/8/04 12:33:09 AM, SEC writes:

I will continue to pray for you. It is through times like these that God shows us that through weakness, He is made strong.
I look forward to catching up with you in the future.
Scott E. Campbell, M.D.


In a message dated 3/8/04 1:16:37 PM, Julia Medick writes:

Dr. Leonard,
Congratulations!! I know I can not even begin to understand how you must be feeling right now! I am so glad that you have been vindicated and can finally begin putting your life back together again. Keep me posted on what is happening with your practice etc., I will continue to keep you in my prayers.

Julia Medick


In a message dated 3/8/04 1:03:47 PM, M Smith writes:

Congratulations! The assholes should never have brought the charges in
the first place.
M Smith


In a message dated 3/8/04 12:15:59 PM, Ross writes:

A nightmare, I am surprised you still want to practice. How is it that a woman like this could push the buttons of the legal system and make you go through what you have had to go through?

Will there be media coverage of your not guilty finding? If not, why not?
Anything you need, please let me know.
Ross


In a message dated 3/8/04 5:22:33 PM, Eddie writes: Thanks for sharing the good news. We're glad for you and the family that all this is behind you.
Eddie


In a message dated 3/8/04 4:44:14 PM, Jean Wimberly writes:

Great news! Hoping and praying that the remainder of issues are thrown
out quickly.
Sincerely,
Jean Wimberly


In a message dated 3/8/04 2:57:36 PM, Donna writes:

Yeah, when you went to med school and I went to nursing school, we were off the mark. A professional, walking lawsuit is the most lucrative way to make a living. Do these people sleep at night? She will more likely come to you for sleep disturbance soon. I believe this is the first knot untied in this life challenge for you and it will continue to unravel to your benefit. May I suggest the book, The Miracle of Mindfullness by Thich Nhat Hanh? What a wonderful method of getting through really tough times! Keep me posted.... Donna


In a message dated 3/9/04 9:02:45 PM, Mary Ethel  writes:
I saw news on TV and got so excited started yelling - what happens now? Do you have to go thru more please keep me informed. Fingers still crossed and prayers still there.

Mary Ethel


In a message dated 3/9/04 11:51:26 AM, Oscar Martinez writes:

Hi Philip with god all things are possible and with all the prayer you had behind you and support God was with you all the way. Well I know it must fell good to get back to work.

Good luck
Oscar Martinez


In a message dated 3/9/04 7:28:13 PM, Rama writes:

Great news! Congratulations!
Rama


In a message dated 3/10/04 12:17:28 PM, Dave Ward writes:
Dr. Leonard,
I wish I could have stayed for the return of the jury, but I had a function to attend on behalf of my candidate. I wasn't worried; I knew what the verdict was going to be. I hope you accept your first ballot acquittal as a complete repudiation of all the vitriol spewed forth by the prosecution during the trial. I'm certain all the proceedings to follow will come to the same end.
If there's anything I'm able to do in the future, please let me know.
Keep the faith,
Dave Ward


In a message dated 3/11/04 6:00:21 PM, MARY AND JAMES STEWART writes:

THANK GOODNESS!! WE ARE SO GLAD FOR YOU. HOW LONG IS THE WAIT UNTIL YOU CAN RETURN TO YOUR PRACTICE? WE WILL KEEP YOU IN OUR PRAYERS. GOD BLESS.

MARY AND JAMES STEWART


In a message dated 3/12/04 9:16:35 AM, Rama writes:
Will continue to pray and you can count on our continued support. It is a
tragedy that you have to go through this; Hopefully, the prosecutors will
decide to drop the other cases and let you have your life back soon.
Rama


In a message dated 3/12/04 1:08:25 PM, Jon writes:

Dear Dr. Leonard,
Congratulations! I was thrilled to hear the good news. Was this the only
criminal charge you finally had to face? Didn't you say that some of the
criminal charges were dropped? I know that the civil cases are still out
there.
Best wishes today and always -- Joni


In a message dated 3/11/04 11:35:14 PM, Tom McMahon writes:

NOT GUILTY
WAhoo!  But what does this mean in terms of your practice? Will you be
re-instated, or does all the civil and/or other stuff have to run its
course? Does the Not Guilty verdict squelch any further action by the DA or civil plaintiffs?
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Tom McMahon


In a message dated 3/14/04 10:05:49 PM, quintin and peggy writes:
dear phil,
you may feel that you will never be the same but you will still be the same fine physician and human being to us, your friends and colleagues. there is a God.

congratulations, quintin and peggy


In a message dated 3/15/04 9:53:50 PM, R2ME1 writes:

Hang in here Philip cause there are a lot of people that I have heard
believing in you. This whole thing is getting ridiculous now and its a shame they let her tie up the courts this way when there are more stressing matters to be taken care o within this state.
Mary Ethel


In a message dated 3/24/04 9:16:44 PM, NANCY YARBROUGH writes:

DR. LEONARD, WHAT WONDERFUL NEWS. I AM SO HAPPY FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. I WILL BE SO PLEASED TO HAVE YOU BACK AS MY DOCTOR. YOU HAVE BEEN SO MISSED! YOU TAKE CARE . HOPE TO SEE YOU SOON!
NANCY YARBROUGH