Happy Holidays! For a lot of people, it is most decidedly NOT the most wonderful time of the year, but I hope your holidays have been good so far.
I will be out of the office quite a bit over the next couple of weeks visiting family. If you need anything, please get in touch on my cell phone.
Group visits have been going well so far-- thank you to those who have attended. I think they have been helpful addressing some of the challenges patients with substance abuse disorders face. In fact, I am planning on adding an additional group on January 25 in the afternoon. Please let me know if you are interested in attending.
I emailed a while ago as well regarding RubiconMD, a service I subscribe to that increases access to specialists. I am happy to report this has been a great addition to the care I am able to provide, and has allowed very rapid second opinions and guidance regarding tricky problems.
Lastly, I would like to share my gratitude for you, my patients for being a part of the practice. It is off to a great start. Leaving work every day, I feel like I am able to do the right thing for every patient who have entrusted their care to me. It is a wonderful feeling. As Warren Buffett says, "I tap dance to work."
I am looking forward to seeing you in the new year, and thank you for the privilege of being your doctor.
Justin Altschuler, MD