In mid-February I got seriously ill with bacterial sepsis (and almost died) and was hospitalized at the University of Utah for 8 days – during which time had surgeries on my low back and right leg. Since my discharge from the hospital, I have been slowly recovering – but the good news is that I am showing slow and gradual improvement!
Doctors are not supposed to get sick – but I did! So, I apologize for the inconvenience of my illness upon the care and treatment of so many of my patients. I am truly trying to catch up with the prescriptions, telephone calls, and clinic visits of my patients – but ask that everyone be patient with me. The clinic is currently open in the mornings from 8:30 am to noon Monday thru Friday – and in due time the clinic will eventually be open full time.
For those patients whose medical needs and concerns are not being adequately addressed at this time by me and my staff, I direct you to your primary care provider on a temporary basis. But if this is not satisfactory, then here are the names of other professionals with expertise in dealing with rheumatology needs in the area as follows:
(1) Ananda Walaliyadda, MD, 711 Rigby Lake Dr 114, Rigby, ID (208-234-1300)
(2) Katy Searle, NP, Firth Medical Center, Firth, ID (208-346-6614)
Thank you to all those who have been and continue to be patient with me and my staff.
April 16, 2021