After 40 years of practice at Pediatric and Young Adult Medicine I have made the difficult decision that it is time to retire. My last day in practice will be June 30, 2015.
I have been blessed to be able to be a pediatrician and it has been very rewarding to be able to care for your children. I have been able to see them as newborns, counseled you in normal newborn care and well child care. I have been able to watch them as they grew up, shared in their successes and in their difficulties and taken care of them when they were ill. I have shared my experiences in raising my children in teaching you how to care for your children. You and your children have been an extended family to me.
The decision to retire is the most difficult one I have ever made. I cannot tell you how much I am going to miss seeing you and your children. I will miss seeing them grow up. I am honored that you trusted me with their care and it has been a privilege to serve you.
We have nine pediatricians and one nurse practitioner at Pediatric and Young Adult Medicine and in June will be adding a second nurse practitioner. They have been great partners and will provide outstanding medical care for your children.
Again, thank you for allowing me to care for your children over the past 40 years.
John Balfanz, MD, FAAP (Dr. B)