Friday, November 20, 2009

We are losing our pediatrician.

We have the best pediatrician in the world. Problem is, he is in his mid to upper 60s or even 70s. And we were just waiting for him to retire.

We got the letter today. While he's not retiring, he accepted a part time job up in Denver. Which, I'm assuming, is just his first step in retiring. He has a very successful practice in which he's had through generations. (seriously, I meet mommies in the waiting room whom had him as their own pediatrician as a baby). I couldn't see him just retiring all at once, so step one in the process of learning not to be such a busy doctor.

He took care of us and got us another pediatrician already, but, oh man, I'm going to miss him terribly. I literally cried when I read the letter today.

8 comments:

Hollie said...

I hope you find a new dr that you also love. Hope Karl's ear infection is gone.

Lisa said...

That sucks. We just lost our dentist. But sadly it wasn't because he retired but rather the fact that he dies of a heart attack. It can be so hard to find someone that you not only like but trust. He is definitely going to be hard to replace.

mommybird said...

I hope the new pedi is great too. I would hate to lose ours, he's so good with my kids.

Kelly said...

If you're looking for recommendations, try ABC Pediatrics (off Research & Union). Everyone's really great there - our doctor was Kirsten Nelson who also works for at the hospitals.

Erin said...

That is going to happen to me soon. Our pediatrician is my old pediatrician. This coming year is his last but he is in a group but and the other people are ok, won't be the same though...

Kate said...

i know how you feel... our pedi was actually MY pedi & we all love him. i'll be totally crushed when he leaves...

hope the new doc is just as good!

outdoor.mom said...

nice blog. sorry about the dr. your kids are gorgeous!

Sarah R said...

Aw, that's too bad! I know a new pediatrician will never be the same, but I hope you can find someone awesome to meet your needs.