Dear Dr. Rimmer

When the result of the biopsy at the Jupiter Women's Center was delivered to me confirming breast cancer, I, like so many other women in that position was shocked and confused. The doctor who performed the biopsy called my primary care physician requesting the necessary referral to Dr. John Rimmer. Although I was not familiar with your name that soon changed. From then on, my husband George and I heard so many admiring comments about you that George said; "Dr. Rimmer is either truly outstanding, or he has a fantastic public relations firm".

You were on vacation and my appointment was set by your office three weeks ahead. That would have been a torturous wait had I not been assured repeatedly that "Dr. Rimmer is the best".

At my first appointment you instilled immediate confidence in both George and me. The morning of the surgery I entered the operating room singing Let's Get This Party Started. I woke after surgery to your gentle explanation that the surgery was more extensive then originally planned. Pathology required more tissue and nodes be removed. I knew that you did what was best for me and thankful to have that awful stuff out of my body.

After 4 hours of surgery and rest in post-op I comfortably went home the same day as you knew I would be able. The next day I resumed seeing students in my private voice studio and have maintained my regular schedule of over 30 students per week since.

The incisions are clean and neat. Though not a concern, I was amazed to see that the areas you operated on show no signs of internal tissue removal. The breast you operated on matches the healthy breast and both are symmetrical (as much as a woman my age can expect). I still don't know how you managed that. I have been in contact with many women who have had similar surgery by other surgeons. They are shocked to know that there was neither a post-op drain or dressing to change, and the after surgery pain was minimal.

Please thank your exceptional staff for me for their sensitivity and professionalism and most of all, thank you. George and I agree that you have earned and deserve the reputation of "truly outstanding' and "the best'!

Beyond compliments and accolades you deserve the prayers of all of us who have now and will benefit in the future from you healing hands, heart and spirit.

George and I hold you in our daily prayers of appreciation and gratitude. You are one of God's blessings and I will always sing your praises.