"Education is the basic foundation for any doctor, but a degree is just the beginning. To bring my patients the most advanced eye care possible means education is a continual process that never really ends, not just for the doctor, but also for his team."
"Every time I meet with my colleagues, we share new ways to bring you the highest quality eye care and the latest techniques available. Staying active in my professional associations is a powerful way to ensure that you get the very best eye care possible."
"I believe strongly in giving back to the community and to those less fortunate than us. So, I spend a lot of my extra time contributing to its growth and development by sharing knowledge about health and eye care."
I'm writing to you because I want you to know something and today it's not something you often hear from my profession. It's simply that I am extraordinarily happy that you chose me as your Doctor. Quite frankly, I think it's an honor.
You see, my profession has undergone immense changes from what it was a few short years ago. Technologically, we're way ahead, but not all of these changes are good. To me, it seems as if a lot of the caring has gone out of the profession, as it has in many professions.
It's similar to sports. Sports are no longer just sports. They're more of a business. An impersonal business. But I made a vow to myself I wasn't going to let that happen to my practice. I became a Doctor because I cared and I don't want to lose that.
Here's what this means for you. It means that if you have an emergency, we're available. Just call (505) 550-9736 and I or one of my most trusted people will get back to you as soon as possible. Because an emergency's an emergency!
It means that if you work, we have made early hours available on Friday in addition to our regular daytime hours, because I'd want that from my practitioner.
Also, if you refer a friend or loved one to me, I'm going to treat them with the same conviction and energy with which I'm helping you. Perhaps it's a little hokey to say these days, but a friend of yours is a friend of mine.
It also means that if you have any problems or concerns at all, I'll work with you in any way I can, because that is what caring means.
Again, just let me say how glad I am and how appreciative the whole staff is that you've chosen us over everyone else. It's an honor. Thank you.
Daniel J. Dieterichs, OD