Dear Dr. Brown,
Thank you so much for everything you’ve done for me. I wanted to take a minute to write a letter about my experience, because you changed my life.
I was a marathon runner getting close to qualifying for Boston, my dream. However, after running an ultra marathon last year, I had developed a strange injury in the groin/pelvis. After a few months of not running, the injury had gotten much worse to where it became extremely difficult to even walk, at 25 years old.
After visiting 19 doctors all over the state and undergoing endless tests that came up negative, you were the only one that could figure out what my injury was. You were honest and open about exactly what you thought I needed and precisely how the recovery would go. You were able to perform the 4 open surgeries within a week to repair the bilateral sports hernias, torn adductors, and torn obliques.
After the surgery, you texted/called me every day for a month. I have never in my life had a doctor text me, let alone after the surgery was complete. You made sure that I was feeling good every step of the way and were genuinely concerned for my health and well-being.
It has now been 6 months since the surgery and you still text me at least once a week to make sure I am doing well. Over this time, you have made time to meet with me several times during your VACATION (including a holiday and a weekend) to make sure the surgery was recovering properly. UNBELIEVABLE!! This is simply unheard of in the medical world.
I am happy to report that just a few days ago, I completed a 48.6 MILE RACE!!!!! It puts tears to my eyes to think about the fact that just 6 months ago, I wasn’t able to walk and was spending every night in bed at 25 years old because the pain of walking around my house was even sometimes unbearable.
Dr. Brown, you truly saved my life. I am so blessed to have found you and cannot thank you enough for all you have done to support me. My family and I are so appreciative of the genuine care you show for your patients and how comfortable you made all of us feel as I underwent the biggest surgery of my life. I know you will be there as I continue this road to recovery and I put my faith/trust in you. Thank you so much for supporting my dreams and helping me get my health back!!!