C. L. Gray, MD
President and Founder
Dr. C. L. Gray is a nationally known writer, speaker, and board certified physician practicing hospital-based medicine in western North Carolina. In 2006 he founded Physicians for Reform, a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving patient-centered healthcare.
Now in its second printing, Gray’s book, The Battle for America’s Soul: Healthcare, the Culture War, and the Future of Freedom, resulted from a decade spent in research and analysis of the history and philosophy of medical ethics. This book presents findings that link America’s present cultural divide with the practice of Post-Hippocratic medicine.
As one of the nation’s leading patient advocates, Dr. Gray was asked to write a plan to reform the US Healthcare system for one of the Presidential campaigns during the 2012 primary. His plan, “Cutting the Gordian Knot: A Patient-Centered Fiscally Responsible Plan for Healthcare Reform,” outlines one of the most thoughtful and comprehensive healthcare reform proposals in print today.
Dr. Gray wrote multiple national op-eds including two pieces specifically requested by FOX News covering President Obama’s 2010 State of the Union Address and a the high profile 2010 Healthcare Summit. With some 400,000 readers, Gray’s piece “Why Doctors are Leaving Medicare” became one of the most highly read opinion pieces FOX posted. Other op-ed’s appeared in The Washington Times, Investors Business Daily, The Washington Examiner, The Hill, and others. Gray has two scientific publications and two books to his credit.
Gray’s work now takes him to Washington and state capitals where Physicians for Reform has been tapped to help craft solutions to rebuild the American healthcare system. As the Affordable Care Act continues to unravel, patients of all ethnic backgrounds and income levels are being hurt, but especially minorities and lower income Americans. Physicians for Reform is leading a rapidly growing coalition to present the American public with a patient-centered, fiscally responsible alternative.