It is with regret that I can no longer remain in solo private practice. Financially it became impossible to cover the costs of running our practice. Our last day to see patients was Tuesday, September 30, 2014 and I can no longer write prescriptions. Records have to be maintained for 7 years and options for obtaining copies are listed above. We want to make your transition as easy as possible to another physician but with the advent of electronic health records (EHR), some charts were in transition from the standard “paper chart” to EHR and the complete record may need to come from either or both formats. If your last visit was more than 10 years prior to 09/30/2014 (excluding sexual abuse matters), your records will likely have been destroyed.
Update: as of 06/2019 the company hosting the EHR increased the monthly cost of maintaining access to the records to a prohibitive amount, which I could no longer afford, so I cancelled access. However, obtaining records is possible, though costly, by paying the cost of 1 month (currently $250.00) to obtain access to records. However, please do not hesitate to contact me because I may have saved some or all of the records apart from that EHR and can send what I have to you and/or your designated provider.
To our healthcare colleagues: Thank you for entrusting your patients to us these 20 years. You have been our lifeline and a pleasure to work with toward our patients’ well being. We sincerely value your kindness and friendship.
To our patients and their families:
Whether we have had a single visit or years together, you are the reason we existed. You have been an unspeakable blessing to my staff and me. When I say that we have learned much from you, I do not just mean medical knowledge but some insight into what it means to be human and made in God's image. Many of you have shown great courage and endurance in the face of hardship, not the least of which is coming to a male physician! I know wait times have sometimes been long and inconvenient and I apologize. I can only hope that you know we care about you and you are worth the time we have spent together. Most important, I have grown to know and love many of you. That makes it all worthwhile! Thank you.
The practice of medicine is an imperfect science and art. We can be thankful for understanding and various means to help patients and if you have been so helped, I believe it is by the love, mercy, and grace of God. However, it is clear that He does not always give us what we want in our timing. That does not diminish His lovingkindness toward us. If you find yourself suffering in some way - feeling sorrowful, alone, in pain, or marginalized - please know that Jesus has suffered such things and is not deaf to the cry of your heart and soul. He is not just the Great Physician but our Savior and perfect Bridegroom. Consider the apostle Paul’s words: “We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God. God made Him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God.” 2 Corinthians 5:21
We have long prayed that God would bring to our office the people He would have us know and we thank Him for you.