This story breaks my heart every time I read about it.I know Dr.
MacKay. He performed surgery on me many years ago. I know him as a very
honorable man with a great amount of compassion for his patients. He was also a
very kind neighbor, giving me his time and resources to help in major
landscaping changes.It seems so unjust that a good, kind man, that
is a positive part of the community, should go to jail when others, who
contribute no good to a community, get off with a few months of parole. If part
of the purpose of the justice system is to protect society, then it has failed
here.My prayers will be with Dr. MacKay and his family.
I believe that once you have been convicted of the charges against him and was
given the 20 years sentence he needs to do his time. I have been in surgery
several time and walk with a cane, and sometimes two. It has gotten harder for
me to get any pain medication. I believe it's because of doctors like him and
other who have gotten caught for over witing persciption for pain pills. You can
have done alot of good but when you break the law.There it is taken in when they
do their background check for sentencing guidgelines. I believe that in this
case there is no difference between a major drug dealer and this doctor, they
both broke the law and now they must do the time.
The last few times I had been on pain medication I got the initial prescription
and that was the end of it period. It was tough for a couple of days but I got
over it. My last two operations I didn't even take any..