Dr. Richard Dew has been a Family Practitioner for over fifty years. Currently he is the medical director of a faith-based clinic for the uninsured in Sevierville, Tennessee.
In addition to his medical practice, he has been active in The Compassionate Friends, an international support group for families who have lost children. He has served on their national board of directors and continues to work with his local chapter.
Dr. Dew has lectured on coping with grief and loss in medical schools and to numerous lay and professional groups. Drawing on this experience and his background as a physician, bereaved parent, and support group leader he has written extensively. His first book, a widely acclaimed book of poetry, Rachel’s Cry, was written in the aftermath of his son’s death. This led to other books: Tunnel of Light, The Other Side of Silence, and Medicine with a Human Touch. His newest work, When Sorrow Comes, will be available soon.