I write today to let you know that I plan to retire on August 1, 2018. I’ve had a wonderful 36 year career in obstetrics and gynecology. It has been my absolute pleasure to have had a part in each of your lives.
Before you ask, my health is excellent. We are about to have our fifth grandchild and I eagerly look forward to transitioning to the next phase of my life while I’m still able to lift infants and play with toddlers on the floor. Many of you know that I am a person with many interests and hobbies. I have always loved learning, and I look forward to being able to dedicate much more time to my woodworking, yoga, hiking, golf, travel, and music. Most importantly I will have more time for my loved ones, Cathy, my three children, their wonderful spouses, and my grandchildren.
Those of you who have been my patient for many years have undoubtedly heard me say at some point that my only goal was to help each of you live a longer and healthier life. And I know that you have taken it to heart. I have been very fulfilled and gratified to see you for an annual exam and be able to congratulate you on stopping smoking, losing weight, or embracing a healthier lifestyle, whatever that change may have been.
I have been honored to have you confide in me the stories of many important life events including graduations, marriages, job promotions, births of children and grandchildren.
I still to this day feel that being able to participate in the birth of a child is the most exciting and fulfilling event in all of medicine. I count myself lucky to have had a career and job that I looked forward to doing each and every day.
I am also very proud to have had a career surrounded by partners of the utmost character, judgment, knowledge, and professional ethics. As I step aside, I would urge each of you to stay with Metro OB/GYN. Many of you have already met my partners during a pregnancy, or for an emergency visit in the office. They are Drs. Bayram, Benjamin, Clubb, Kean, and Malayev. If you have not met them previously, I can assure you that each of them is a kind, compassionate and caring physician. In fact, my own daughter was a patient until she moved away. Needless to say, I would entrust them with your care, and the care of your loved ones as well. Once I retire, the group plans to add one or two more physicians to the practice over the next two years.
I wish you all health and happiness. I thank you all from the bottom of my heart for the honor of caring for you and your families.