Story last updated at 3:10 p.m. Thursday, December 12, 2002

DV-charged doctor defended
As a resident of Homer, I would like to say that I don't think that anyone should have their name trashed in the paper.

I would like to say we all make mistakes in life, and I feel that if we were not a doctor we would not have to read about our mistakes every week in the paper, and I do not think it is right at all.

I would like something I have to say to be put in the paper.

I have been a patient of Dr. Raymond's for five years now. He is the best doctor I know of. He is caring and very good at what he does, and because of all of this, we do not get to see him. I have an ALS patient that he takes care of who misses him really bad, and the one thing he needs is his doctor.

To whom and all it concerns, Dr. Raymond is more caring and a great family doctor. He has been there for me and my kids and my family for the last five years, and for the rest of Homer for a lot longer than that. So I would hope that all could start looking at the good side of him and not what has been said in the paper. He is a great person as well as doctor. Thank you all.

Sherry Kalander