Well, pardon the long post, but so far, the main issue with communicating the upcoming changes in my practice has to do with patients who did not read my letter to patients, which is available at https://parkridgemultimed.com/.
To read about why I'll be able to continue caring for patients that live in Illinois and patients who've had an in-person visit with me, in which case you have up to a year since that visit before you'll need to see me in-person again regardless of where you live (based on confusing medical practice rules from state to state).
For those of you who want to transfer your care to another physician or practice, please click on the "On Transferring Care" document on the homepage.
I must express my deepest gratitude to Sherri Lee for her multidisciplinary skills and her incredibly patient-friendly way of interacting with callers and emailers. She's so capable that I'm still not sure she's a human person.
I must also acknowledge the work of Jesse Karpen, DC, who, from 2007 through 2016, was the backbone of Park Ridge MultiMed, and also Jennifer Klotz, RD, who held down the front desk while doing a great job of nutritional counseling for my patients during her stay. Feel free to post your friendly thanks to any or all of these wonderful people. Amy Whiteside, Diane Williamson, Susan Allen, and Christina Guthrie also played key roles in our success over the past 10 years.
Take solace by knowing that Sherri, Jesse, and Jennifer have landed jobs that put them in a better position to take advantage of their talents. My letters of recommendation for these fine people may have played a role ; )
I understand why many of you are saddened by the closing of Park Ridge MultiMed. The good news is that I will continue to be available to most patients by phone and email from Chapel Hill.
For those of you who are looking for help navigating the changes, consider joining the private new Facebook group for patients of the practice who want a sounding board and a source of support and guidance:
Thanks to you all,
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Park Ridge MultiMedAnd pardon my failure to thank Mary Finnegan for her work the front desk, Susan Allen for bringing functional nutrition into the practice, and her assistant, Kim Kawa, for being a great team player.5 days ago
Well, it has been a while since I posted anything to this Facebook page. I've been too busy with patient care to keep up with social media posts. But now I need to take advantage of social media to announce that I have accepted a position with Haven Medical in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. As a result, Park Ridge Multimed will close its doors on June 30th 2017. I will head East to Chapel Hill on July 5th. ... See MoreSee Less
Catherine Tomaras YorkCongrats Keith, I'm so happy for you, may you be happy at your new position and your new home. NC is a lot warmer too! You're a wonderful Dr. And through the years I've seen what you said, studied and believed in become more mainstream. It's difficult at times to hold the torch to light the way, but happy that there are those that do.2 · 3 weeks ago
Jennifer PaschenCongrats on the new opportunity! Thank you for the care and guidance over the years. It's been a pleasure. I know we will be in touch. Continue the good work, doc!3 weeks ago
Karen Foswold😢❤️ Going to REALLY miss you, but happy for you! Thank you for being such a wonderful doctor/person -even friend! I might not still be here if it wasn't for you. There's hardly anyone out there who cares like you do! Thank you so much!! Your future patients in North Carolina are blessed!2 · 3 weeks ago
Anne Warren RushVery happy for you. Sad for those who are loosing you. Best wishes on the next leg of your journey.🌿3 weeks ago
Paul VarnasKeith--good luck!! Sorry to see you go. Illinois' loss3 weeks ago
Joan KristiansenKeith, Bless your heart! I hope the move goes well for y'all and nothing goes catawampus. You need to start practicing the jargon of a Tar Heel. (I was born in NC-never lived). Your new venture with CIRS sounds fascinating. Congrats and all the best!3 weeks ago
Julie ArriagaCongrats and best of luck to you! I will be forever grateful to you for changing my life for the better! You found the answer to my issues when no one else could!2 · 3 weeks ago
Susan FrangosCongrats Keith on your new adventure! Cheers!3 weeks ago
Sarah HerzelCongratulations. But where do we go now? We are just getting started.3 weeks ago
Amy HansonCongratulations on your new opportunity! I can't thank you enough for figuring out all my health issues a few years ago. I can't imagine the pain and suffering if have now if it wasn't for you. Best wishes for your new adventures!3 weeks ago
Sylvia Windolph FischerI am sad to read this news, feeling lost, but wish you all the best in your new journey. Dr. B., thank you so much for all the time and wisdom you brought to my health, I will miss you!4 · 3 weeks ago
To all Lyme patients and advocates, and those who wish the CDC would abide by the stipulations of the Administrative Services Act,
I encourage you to read this petitiion and become a signer. - kb ... See MoreSee Less
Citizen Petition to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Bacterial Diseases Branch Pursuant to the Administrative Procedure Act, 5 USC § 552, the Patient Centered Care Advocacy Group, a patient advocacy organization with members and supporters throughout the United States, and the undersi…
PBMs STEAL FROM THE POOR, GIVE TO THEMSELVES
The business model of pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) corporations is predicated on exploiting and profiting from an environment lacking transparency and regulatory oversight. Unfortunately, while PBMs gleefully tout their clout in negotiating drug discounts, they aren't required to disclose how the process plays out or whether they pass on those discounts to patients. As a result, PBM corporations can actually raise prices for the patients using the health plans they administer instead of lowering them.
AND NO ONE IS WILLING OR ABLE TO STOP THEM!
Click and read this brief tale of rampant exploitation of the needy. ... See MoreSee Less
This blog is an extension of the National Community Pharmacists Association’s role as The Voice of the Community Pharmacist. Visitors can expect to find updates and information on the value of, challenges to, and opportunities for independent community pharmacy today and in the future. Common topics…
Time again for my Thanksgiving Day Prayer...
Let us pray. We are gathered here today to give thanks for the blessings - past and present - that grace our lives.
We know that long ago, a mysterious creative force set matter and energy on an evolutionary path. Our minds sense that this path has a purpose, and that we can help fulfill this purpose by virtue of the choices we make.
We feel called to a good life, to care for ourselves and for each other, and to protect the living systems upon whose integrity so much depends, We know our path is difficult but worth the sacrifice because of the blessings we experience along the way.
In search of wisdom we turn to God and nature - to something greater than ourselves. When we take wrong turns, we are fortunate to have our loved ones to hold our hearts and set us right.
When we focus on the people and the things that we are thankful for, and we count the blessings we've had in the course of our lives, we walk a path of wisdom and purpose with renewed grace, determined to become better stewards of each other, and of life on Earth.
And so may we remember what we have to be thankful for not just on this day, but every day, so long as we shall live.
PS. I am thankful to be a source of help to people in need. Thank you, my patients, for your ongoing patience with me. ... See MoreSee Less
Mary DeBoerAmen! Thank you for being the kind of doctor that never gives up on his patients. You are a true blessing and we are so grateful for your service to others and their well being. God bless! <31 · 2 years ago