This is a difficult letter to write, and I do so with a heavy heart. After more than 39 years of OB-GYN practice, I have decided it is time to retire. It has been a pleasure taking care of you for all of these years, and I will miss seeing you in my office.
I had hoped to keep my practice open at least until next year. However, in August 2020, I was diagnosed with malignant pleural mesothelioma. I’ve been on a variety of chemotherapy and immunotherapy treatments for more than a year. Hence, my decision to retire now.
I’m planning on having my last day of seeing patients on December 31, 2021. We will still be in the office for a month or two after that answering phone calls, filling prescriptions, and tying up years of odds and ends.
There are several excellent physicians in the Fresno area who can continue your OB-GYN care. They include physicians at St. Agnes Care Obstetrics and Gynecology, Drs. Lisa Golik, Peter Nassar, Oscar Young, and Kristopher Bedi.
Your medical records are available by written request after signing an informed release of records form. However, if your new physician does a thorough history and physical, you should not need any of my records.
My website, robertowilsonmd.com, will be updated from time to time to let you know what’s happening. It is a read-only website. Calls can be made to the office, and the exchange will take a message.
Wishing you health and happiness,
Robert O. Wilson, MD
To my patients:
At about the same time that I decided to close my practice I read the the following article by Judith Graham on Kaiser Health News. She explains perfectly the state of medicine right now and the difficulty patients are having finding a replacement for a physician they've known for decades.