To my patients:
After completing a residency in Internal Medicine at Norwalk/Yale Hospital in 1981, I packed up my Mercury Capri with my meager belongings and traveled cross-country to the shores of California. I thought this would be a temporary move and had hopes of returning to Connecticut and opening a practice. As time went by, I fell in love with California, and it became my home.
I chose the field of Internal Medicine because I wanted to learn the natural evolution of the disease process. Eventually I became one of the first board certified geriatric specialists in the country. During my 41 years of practice, I have had the pleasure of taking care of 4 generations of families! I have served as your confidant, counselor, doctor and, most of all, your friend. I have held your hand during times of difficulties, and been at the bedside of loved ones, sharing in both your pain and joy.
I have been wrestling with the idea of scaling back and, after many discussions with my wife Suzanne, we have made the decision that it is time for me to retire. I am looking forward to spending more quality time with my wife, 5 children and grandchild.
I hope that you will share in my excitement as I broach this new chapter in my life. I’m confident that Palos Verdes Medical Group, whom I’ve been working with for over 20 years, will be able to continue to offer you that quality care that you are accustomed to.
I will miss you all and hope I get the chance to say goodbye to each and every one of you. I plan to continue to be available, on a limited basis, to my patients until May 31, 2022.
Again, thank you for the privilege of being your healthcare provider and for allowing me to be a part of your life. I wish you all good health and happiness in the future.
All the best,
Laurence Gorlick, MD