Farewell to Dr Hecker

DR. KATHERINE J. HECKER, M.D.To my dear patients and families at PYAM:

It is with a heavy heart that I am writing to let you all know that I will be leaving PYAM effective February 1, 2018.

In the last year, my personal life has been wrought with many events affecting the health and well-being of myself and my family. This has prompted a move to Wisconsin to be closer to extended family for support. Unfortunately, my commute is often 5+ hours per week. In a time when my family continues to heal and needs me more than ever, I have decided to work closer to home to allow me to spend more time with my family.

I have had four fantastic years with PYAM, during which it has been a privilege and my pleasure to be your health “coach” with the fun and challenges of health and parenting. I often say, “My job is not work; I get to play every day!” I have truly enjoyed meeting your beautiful children and watching them grow. I feel very fortunate to have had the opportunity to meet such wonderful families and be part of your family’s experiences and memories. Thank you for allowing me the great honor and opportunity to coach you – the experts! – on your children’s health.

I leave knowing that you will all be very well cared for by the incredible, caring, and compassionate team of pediatricians and pediatric nurse practitioners at PYAM. I will miss each and every one of you!

All the best to you and your family! Stay healthy 🙂

Dr. Kate Hecker