J. Lamar Freed, Psy.D. is a retired psychologist living with MS in Elkins Park, PA, a near suburb of Philadelphia. The 2013 recipient of the Delaware Valley MS Societies Professional Impact Award, Dr. Freed is involved as a volunteer in numerous projects related to MS in addition to his internet articles, including leading the MS Men’s Connection group, and consulting with MS Society staff on issues related to living with MS. He was diagnosed with MS in 1993 and maintained an active practice specializing in geriatrics and health psychology until 2012, and a limited practice until 2015. He retired early due to the effects of MS.
At present he continues to mentor long term patients with MS on a limited basis in his home office and via Skype, engage in writing projects and be available for the plumber, and other household management tasks.