Patients of Dr. Richard Field remember his kindness

Dr. Richard Field.
Dr. Richard Field. –Boston Globe

Richard Field was as gifted with the emotional side of medicine as he was with the physical — exactly the kind of doctor that people struggling with acute pain wanted, according to several of his patients.

“I feel like I lost a friend,” said Debra Harrington Sunday night. She had seen Field regularly over 12 years for treatment of back pain.

Field, a 49-year-old doctor at North Shore Pain Management, and his fiancée, Lina Bolanos, a 38-year-old pediatric anesthesiologist at Massachusetts Eye and Ear, were killed in their penthouse apartment in South Boston Friday night.

He had completed a fellowship in pain management at Massachusetts General Hospital, served as an instructor at Harvard Medical School, and worked as an attending pain physician and director of anesthesia for plastic surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, according to a biography posted on the North Shore Pain Management website.

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