Lupus and All Stars in the Community: Highlight on Dr. Donald Thomas
The first time I met Dr. Thomas was almost 12 years ago. I had just published my book, and had been asked to share the stage with him at a doctor-patient speaking event. Upon meeting him, I instantly knew he was different than other doctors. He demonstrated a genuine care and concern about the disease and those it affected that I simply hadn't seen before. As the questions from the audience starting coming in, I could tell he truly valued the patient voice, and was invested in the outcome of every patient - none of whom were actually his - in the audience. He has subsequently become THE go-to source (i.e. an internet sensation!) for reliable and accurate online lupus education.