June 15, 2020
To my patients:
As you may already know, my office has been closed due to the pandemic since the middle of March. Although I had planned to reopen, it has become clear now that I will not be able to continue to practice due to medical concerns. Therefore, I have decided to retire completely from the practice of plastic surgery effective immediately. I am making this announcement with mixed emotions. Caring for my patients has been a great source of satisfaction and pleasure during my many years of practicing medicine. This has been a very difficult decision but at this point I have no other alternative.
Of course I am anxious that you continue to receive quality plastic surgical care. Therefore I am recommending the following three plastic surgeons for your future plastic surgical and cosmetic needs. They are all board certified in plastic surgery and have excellent training. They are experienced and well respected by their colleagues.
Samuel Rhee, MD 2 North State Route 17, Paramus, NJ 07652 ,(201) 882-2554, bergencosmetic.com
Robert Zubowski, MD 1 Sears Drive , Paramus, NJ 07652, (201) 261-7550, drzubowski.com
Pedy Ganchi, MD, 75 Oak St, Ridgewood, NJ 07450, (201) 444-6646, drpedyganchi.com
Your medical records will be available in my office until September 30, 2020. I urge you to call my office (201 444-1188) immediately to request a complete copy of your records. We can send them to you or transfer them to the plastic surgeon of your choice. As per NJ regulations we have retained records for any patients that have been seen in the past 7 years. In some cases, we have charts for patients seen up to 10 years ago. If you have any questions or would like to request your records please call the office number (201 444-1188) and leave a message. A more reliable way to request your records is to email us at email@example.com. MAKE SURE TO LEAVE YOUR FULL NAME, DATE OF BIRTH, AND ADDRESS when requesting your records.
I have valued my relationship with you, my patients, more than I can express in words. I thank you for your many years of loyalty and friendship.
Michael Sternschein, MD