Friday was a special night for Francisco Garriga, M.D.
He was the Medical Honoree at the St. Louis Arthritis Awareness Walk, an Arthritis Foundation activity. Since May is Arthritis Awareness Month, the Eastern Missouri Health Services Clinics have joined in the campaign.
Awareness Month aims to make people more aware of arthritis and the issues involved. It is a time to motivate Americans to get up and moving.
“Pike County Memorial Hospital is fortunate to have Dr. Garriga as a board certified internal medicine practitioner specializing in rheumatology” said Tami Schneidler, Clinic Director, “He focuses first and foremost on the patient; a person with a name, a life, and a family.”
To that end, Dr. Garriga has written a book, “Tell Me How You Die Easy.” As an author, he guides doctors in the keys to offering great personal care. Compiling compelling, relative and personal stories, Dr. Garriga delivers a model for humane healthcare that easily absorbed. His thirty-six years of practice proved the backdrop and establish credibility.
“We are thankful for Dr. Garriga’s commitment to treating arthritis and its related diseases and we are proud to have him as the 2013 Arthritis Walk Medical Honoree,” Jan Bignall, Executive Director at the Arthritis Foundation.
The Arthritis Foundation (www.arthritis.org) is committed to raising awareness and reducing the unacceptable impact of arthritis, which strikes one in every five adults and 300,000 children, and is the nation’s leading cause of disability.
To conquer this painful, debilitating disease, we support education, research, advocacy and other vital programs and services.