Dear Dooley Rheumatology Patient:
As many of you know I am transitioning my rheumatology practice to join the WakeMed system. I am writing to inform you that I am leaving Chapel Hill Doctors effective January 1, 2017. Taking care of you has been an honor for me and my staff, and I thank you for the trust you have placed in me as your rheumatologist. During this transition, please feel free to contact me directly by texting or calling my cellphone at (919) 306-3776. I am happy to fill your regular prescriptions, provide further information or answers to any questions you may have. If you have had labs or X Rays performed and have not heard results from me within a week, please also text or call so we can review these.
Your wellness and health are my priority, and I would like to take this opportunity to inform you of what this transition means to your future health care options. Your medical records will remain with Chapel Hill Doctors unless you direct otherwise. If you wish to continue your health care with me in my new practice at WakeMed Rheumatology, I would ask you to fill out the enclosed release of information form to transfer your records from Chapel Hill Doctors to WakeMed Rheumatology. I would also encourage you to call (919) 235-6454 to schedule your follow up visit. My first clinic at WakeMed will be January 17,2017.
Of course, you may seek medical care from another rheumatologist if you like. Your medical records are confidential, and a copy can be transferred to you or another doctor only through your permission. If you choose to see a different rheumatologist, please complete the enclosed Release of Medical Information Authorization Form immediately to authorize us to send a copy of your medical records to your new physician’s practice.
Again, let me say that I have enjoyed the privilege of being your physician. I have greatly valued our relationship and thank you for your loyalty over the years. I extend to you my best wishes for your health and happiness.
Mary Anne Dooley, M.D.