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A Message To My Patients

Thank you.

Thank you, my patients for all you have done for me.  Thank you for the encouragement and support. Thank you for believing in me enough to join me in this crazy new way to do health care. Thank you for giving me the honor of being the one you call “my doctor.”

Your trust motivates me to work harder to justify that faith in me – a faith I often don’t have and, one I certainly wouldn’t have without you.  I hope and pray this holiday season is a blessing to you. May you find peace in this time of year so often without peace.

May you also have a happy and healthy new year. May you stay out of the ER, away from the hospital and, yes, away from doctors. May you have no need for lab tests, procedures, x-rays and medications (and if you must have medications may they be very cheap.)

If, however, you do get sick, remember that I am here to help you get well, feel better or avoid getting any worse. And if I cannot do any of these, I will still be there to stand by your side through the hard times, and to offer whatever comfort I can give. Doing these things is what it means to me when you call me “my doctor.”  It is why that is such an honor.

Again, thank you for all you do for me. God bless you.

Dr. Rob

Rob Lamberts, MD, is a primary care physician practicing somewhere in the southeastern United States. He blogs regularly at More Musings (of a Distractible Kind),where an earlier version of this post first appeared.

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  1. Actually John, the whole thing is not meant to elicit discussion or be a learning/informational post. What’s to comment on? Can I use this blog to send Xmas cards to my friends and family? I could just email them and give them this link.

    Doctor Rob writes a nice post and says some nice things, even his reference to “God” did not bother me as an atheist, but the whole piece would have been better put (I think) in a real Christmas card to HIS patients.

    It’s not even generally addressed to the people who run, post and comment on this blog. Would you accept such a message from a drug company?

  2. This – I assume – is the self-promotional part that has you up in arms??

    May you stay out of the ER, away from the hospital and, yes, away from doctors. May you have no need for lab tests, procedures, x-rays and medications (and if you must have medications may they be very cheap.)

    If, however, you do get sick, remember that I am here to help you get well, feel better or avoid getting any worse. And if I cannot do any of these, I will still be there to stand by your side through the hard times, and to offer whatever comfort I can give ..

  3. Is that response directed at me John?

    If so where did I say it was an “insult”?

  4. Is THCB an appropriate place for a self promotional Christmas card?

    I think not doc and THCB administrators.

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