Zivica Kerkez / ShutterstockA doctor from Arkansas forgave 200 patients’ debts and sent them Christmas cards to notify them. (Zivica Kerkez / Shutterstock)
Dr. Omar Atiq, 60, originally hails from Pakistan but has spent the better part of the last three decades in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, working at The Arkansas Cancer Clinic.
He’s connected to the University of Arkansas Medical Services, where he’s a professor, and he’s an oncologist at the UAMS William P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute.
In February 2020, he had to close the Arkansas Cancer Clinic because of staffing shortages, and there were plenty of unpaid balances from his patients, ranging from less than $100 to the tens of thousands.
In March, he decided to start forgiving debts under $100. But as COVID surged and the situation worsened, he and his family decided to forgive all debts.
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