Dr. Patty Verdugo, PsyD

Patient Leader

I was injured at age 20. I have now had now had 9 back surgeries (4 this year in 2017). I have been an advocate for those with chronic pain since I was in school.. I went to school slowly and got my doctorate in 1997. Even though I did intern work, we knew that face to face counseling would not be possible. I have dedicated my life to help all chronic pain sufferers 24/7 so we can cut down the suicide rate for those who just need to be heard, need resources or just to learn from someone who has been there and still goes through it daily. We hope to open our more informative & interactive website (2 years in the making) soon!

Nominations

Patient Leader Hero Lifetime Achievement

Tireless Advocate for patients with Chronic, Intractable Pain. After 10 Back Surgeries and in constant pain she is like the Energizer Bunny. Just keeps going and going. Dr Patty will never stop what she does best and that is to continue to advocate, speak, and promote through change and petitions to make this a better world for Pain Sufferers.  — Dr Patty

Past Awards Participation

First Annual Health Activist Awards

Finalist

Health Activist Hero

Third Annual Health Activist Awards

Nominations

Health Activist Hero

Fourth Annual Health Activist Awards

Nominations

Best in Show: Twitter Health Activist Hero Rookie of the Year Advocating for Another Lifetime Achievement Award

Fifth Annual Health Activist Awards

Nominations

Best Team Performance Health Activist Hero Lifetime Achievement

Sixth Annual WEGO Health Awards

Nominations

Advocating For Another Healthcare Collaborator: Company Lifetime Achievement
Dr. Patty Verdugo, PsyD

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