Goodbye Cali! — A Letter from Amy

To My Cherished Patients, Colleagues, Community Members and Friends,

It is with bittersweet tears that I announce the closure of my practice, Balance Health of Ben Lomond.

It is a time of great transition and I am pleased to announce that I am in the process of interviewing for positions as core faculty at large Family Practice Residencies across the US.

I will have the opportunity to educate the future doctors of America.  In addition, I will join a strong family practice faculty that models all the traditions, skills, and joy of Family Medicine that I have embraced these last 21 years as a rural-ish physician here.  The teams I have met with so far are sharp, strong, enthusiastic, supportive and collaborative and I really feel like I will fit right in.  I have narrowed my search and opportunities to UCSF Fresno, Spartanburg SC, Lynchburg VA, Billings MT and Des Moines IA.

Further, I am hoping to start an Addiction Medicine fellowship wherever I land.  In many states it will be the first in that state.  I plan to work intimately with the American Society of Addiction Medicine and the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine to educate our new doctors so they grow as compassionate, capable healers to partner with their patients as they are challenged with the chronic struggles that substance use disorders present. 

Whew…

I’ve worked hard to get here.

I feel I have lived the dream of every family doctor.

I have resided and worked alongside the beautiful people of the San Lorenzo Valley.  I’m so grateful to have raised our children here.

I am honored to the very pit of my soul that my patients have trusted me with their health and have respected my direction for their welfare. 

I know they will be able to go on and work with new physicians to continue to take good care of themselves as they are their own team captains.

I will be winding things down over the next 90 days. Fortunately, our office is on the great EMR Elation…as such we will make sure our patients have a summary of their chart and important notes, labs etc to present to their new PCP.

I will not be available for any appointments, refill prescriptions nor do referrals etc. after November 30, 2017.

I will keep my website updated as things change.

With deepest gratitude and blessings,

Dr. Amy Solomon