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Dr. Preston Phillips, an orthopedic surgeon who was killed Wednesday in a shooting at the Saint Francis Hospital Campus in Tulsa, Okla., was beloved by his colleagues, who praised him for his patient-centered approach and as a kind and caring person.
Dr. Preston Phillips was 59n years old.
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Dr. Preston Phillips, who was killed Wednesday in a shooting at the Saint Francis Hospital Campus in Tulsa, Okla., was beloved by his colleagues, who praised him for his patient-centered approach and as a kind and caring person.
“Dr. Phillips was the consummate gentleman. He was — is — a man that we should all strive to emulate,” Dr. Cliff Robertson, president and CEO of Saint Francis Health System, told reporters at a press conference on Thursday.
Dr. Phillips was one of four victims killed. His colleague in the orthopedics department, Dr. Stephanie Husen, a hospital receptionist at the clinic, Amanda Green, and a patient, William Love, also died in the shooting.
The gunman, Michael Louis, was a patient of Dr. Phillips’, Tulsa Police Chief Wendell Franklin revealed Thursday. Police believe Louis took his own life as officers approached him on the second floor of the Natalie Medical Building.
Louis, 45, went into the hospital for back surgery on May 19 and was released five days later, Franklin said. After his release, Franklin said the suspect called several times during a period of several days, complaining of pain and wanting additional treatment.
“On May 31st, Dr. Phillips saw Mr. Louis again for additional treatment. Yesterday, June 1st, Louis called Dr. Phillips office again complaining of back pain and wanting additional assistance,” the police chief told reporters Thursday.
Police found a letter on the suspect’s body, which, Franklin said, “made it clear he came in with the intent to kill Dr. Phillips and anyone who got in his way. He blamed Dr. Phillips for the ongoing pain following the surgery.”