Updated: Jan 11
To begin, I would like to say THANK YOU for the trust you have given me over the years as your physician. I've known some of you for more than 15 years! Many of you have become dear friends of mine outside of the office. It has been an honor serving the Northern Virginia community for the past seventeen years. Your continued wellness and health are a priority to me.
I am writing to inform you that I will be permanently closing my practice effective July 31, 2021 due to relocation. A notification of impending closure was emailed to current patients in early May. Current patients are those patients that have been seen in the office within the past two years. It is important that you continue receiving exceptional medical care. You should establish contact with another physician as soon as possible for your ongoing gynecological care. You may continue with any Board-Certified OB/GYN provider that participates with your health plan. You can also check to see if your general practitioner performs routine well-woman exams. Please click HERE to search for providers in your area. You will be able to see if they are accepting new patients.
We would be happy to send a copy of your medical records to your new physician. Please do not submit your transfer of medical records request until you have secured an appointment date and time. It is important to me that you have a smooth transition of care. In accordance with the Virginia Board of Medicine, your records will be maintained for a minimum of six years following your last encounter at our office.
Desert River Solutions will be the Custodian of our medical records. Please send all medical records requests and inquiries regarding your records to Desert River Solutions. Simply visit www.DesertRiverSolutions.com/requests-bess to sign and return the medical release form. All instructions can be found on the website. Desert River Solutions will waive one fee when the records request is going to another provider (continuity of care). Once prompted to pay please ignore the section. Please be aware that there is a $25 fee if you're requesting a records for your personal use. Desert River Solutions can be reached at: requests@DesertRiverSolutions.com (Email)
This has been a remarkable journey! I appreciate all of you for entrusting me with your care. I hope I've been a valued partner & resource when it comes to your health & well being. And no, I am not retiring. LOL. I'll be moving to North Carolina and joining a practice in the Raleigh/Durham area. While I would love to personally say goodbye to each & every one of you, that's simply not possible. Just know that it has been my honor to participate in your medical care. Please stay well (mentally and physically) during these challenging times.