Dr. Rimmer,

Just wanted to share a few thought…

Surgeons are the “TOP GUNS” of medicine and they know it.  They have a distinctive(well-deserved) swagger that drives patients crazy, because most remain so aloof.

You, on the other hand, are not only a great surgeon, but - were importantly, for patients – an extraordinary person.

You have No idea how much it means when you take the time to call someone at home after an operation.

In the mist of modern medicine’s HMO forced chaos, you’re like an oasis in the desert.  Your calming, gentle, and concerned demeanor elevates you head and shoulders above most of your peers.  Unfortunately, most doctors somehow forget their patients’ hearts while they’re fixing the rest of their body.

I truly feel blessed that our paths have crossed, and as I head into the final years of my life it is comforting to have your phone number in my book.