After long and thoughtful consideration, I am writing this letter to all my patients to inform you of my official retirement from private practice at Family Health & Sports Medicine as of June 21, 2017.
This has been one of the most difficult decisions of my life, but I concluded that after 37 years of practicing medicine, it was time to move on. The good news is that my wonderful wife, Betsey, will also be retiring in June after 32 years of teaching high school art and chemistry. We are very much looking forward to spending more time together and with our children and grandchildren.
I cannot tell you how enjoyable, satisfying and fulfilling it has been being your physician all these years. I can honestly say I enjoyed going to work every day of my career because of you. I will greatly miss our friendship and all we have shared over the years. I can only hope that I have brought half as much to your lives as you have to mine.
I am extremely pleased to also inform you that we have selected a highly competent and accomplished physician to assume care of my practice as of July 5, 2017. Dr. Amity Rubeor is a well-known local physician who is board certified in Family Medicine and Sports Medicine. I have known Dr. Rubeor since she began her residency at the Brown Family Medicine program in 2002. Since then I have had the pleasure of observing her develop into a highly competent, accomplished and compassionate family physician. Some of her awards at Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University include:
2014 Chair’s Award of Excellence, Dept. of Family Medicine
2013 & 2014 Excellence in Teaching Award
2009 & 2014 Faculty Teacher of the Year
Drs. Rosenberg, Wilson and I could not be more thrilled that she is joining our practice. I know for certain that once you meet her you will feel the same. It was very important to me personally that my patients would be in such good hands after I retire.
All appointments made with me after June 21 will be with Dr. Rubeor.
I want to sincerely thank you all for your loyalty over the years. Caring for you has easily been one of the highpoints of my life and I will never forget each and every one of you. Please take good care of yourselves, stay active and eat well. It makes all the difference.
Albert J. Puerini, MD