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Gifts of Graditude

Doctors' Day Honorees

By making a donation in honor of a doctor, nurse, care provider or other staff member, you offer both your recognition and appreciation of the excellent treatment, service and compassion they gave to you or a loved one.

Below is a list of the wonderful comments that grateful patients have honored their doctors and care providers with for Doctors' Day.


"I want to thank you for always taking time to answer my questions – even though I can be in a panic about nothing. Thanks for all you do!"

"Little did I know when I was sent to you a year ago, that my life would be changed – no more bloody noses! Your expertise and your great sense of humor made an unpleasant procedure a pleasant experience. For that I am grateful."

"Thank you for your care! I appreciate your kind demeanor, patient-centered approach, and skilled attention to every detail regarding my health. You are simply the best and I thank you!"

"Words can never express our feelings for all you helped us through. What a WONDERFUL doctor you have been for us. We will always hold you in our heart for all your strength and encouragement you have shown all our family. What an honor to know you. God Bless you dear friend!"

"Lupus sucks – however – you are an amazing doctor who truly cares about your patients. Thank you for everything you do and always going above and beyond to make a difference in so many lives! Keep up the great work – you will always be a hero to me!"

"You have filled an important spot in our lives in the last two years. Thank you for your kind care and attention to my husband in his last years (months) of life, and thank you for being my doctor now as well."

"Thank you for being so supportive and non-judgmental. You have the best bedside manners!!"

"Thank you and your nursing staff for the care you have taken to treat my stage 4 cancer over the last 5+ years. You all are angels to me!"

"You are an amazing person! Your knowledge, combined with your compassion, make you such a great doctor. Thank you!"

"Thank you very much for diagnosing and removing the cancer in my body. I have been cancer free for eight years because of your outstanding knowledge and skills. I owe my life up to this point to you. Thank you again!"

"In appreciation for your kindness, comprehensive health care and personal approach to my needs, I thank you from the bottom of my heart. Just remember, you are never allowed to retire!"

“ Two outstanding teaching awards and a ‘milestone’ birthday! 2016 was a great year for you! I am proud to be a patient of such an outstanding doctor…and a kind and caring person!”

“Thank you! I’ve had another year free of back pain. Every day I thank God and ask Him to bless you. Words cannot express my gratitude for all you did for me. Life is wonderful again – thank you.”

“I am so fortunate that you are my primary doctor. Keep up the excellent work as doctor, teacher, researcher, and role model. All the best.”
“Thank you for saving my life!”

“Thank you, thank you, thank you, for being my doctor all these years. I’m still kicking at almost 85!”

“Thank you so much for the back surgeries to help me be pain free and able to function in my everyday life. Thank you again!”

“For the first time I walked out of your office thinking someone listened to me and cared. Thank you for taking me on as your patient. You are wonderful!”

“Thank you for caring for our twin daughters! It was a comforting feeling knowing they were in the care of someone with such a big heart when we couldn’t be there! You and the rest of the NICU staff will always hold a special place in our hearts! Thank you!”

“Thank you for your guidance and car on my general health issues this last year. You are patient and understanding and I feel very confident that my health is in good hands with you as my primary physician. Thank you.”

“I’m so thankful for you! For always listening and giving me positive and motivating feedback! You always go the extra mile. Thank you for being my Dr. and my friend. You’re the best!”

“I wanted to thank you for your kind care and thorough medical service during my surgery in May of 2016. I felt like I had the best care ever. You are the best!!”

“I am not able to put into words my thanks to you and your partner. At this point I have nothing but praise for you and your nursing staff. I will always remember the treatment and smiles I received. Thank you over and over!”

“Many doctors are responsible for my being here today! They are a great team who worked together to keep me alive. Thank you.”

“Your gentle yet direct and realistic approach toward your patients is a real blessing to all you serve. Please pass on your passion and dedication to the residents you help train.”

“Still enjoying hiking, hunting and snowshoeing – thanks to you!”

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