What Everyone Is Saying

Recently received Patient Testimonials.

Patient Testimonials

Dr. Jack Thigpen, General Surgery, is being honored with the gift of a tree, planted in one of our National Forests, as a thank you from a patient.

A patient called to compliment Angela Campbell, Reception. She was absolutely wonderful; she stated she was sweet, pleasant and made her feel so good with something so simple.

Dr. Ann Licht and staff, Hand Surgery, received a special brownie treat as a grateful thank you from a patient, for their upbeat manner and friendly treatment during visits and treatment.

Natasha Grace, Pain Management, was praised by a patient for her teamwork and going above and beyond to care for her.

Patty Singleton, Patient Financial Services (PFS), asked to give Kudos to Alex Rodriguez, PFS, for providing excellent customer service in handling a patient’s call.

A patient expressed gratitude for Tiffany Simmons, Reception, for her compassion and kindness exhibited to her on several visits she has had at the Clinic.

Dr. Tarek Garas, OB-GYN, Bella Vista Building (BVB), received a note from a patient. “Words can’t express how grateful we are for having you in our lives. You are truly an amazing doctor and friend.”

Dr. Anthony Zappia, General Surgery, Highlands, received a compliment from a patient he performed surgery on. The patient said it was a very pleasant experience and the care was excellent; she believes this was due to his protocols. The patient said that he was exceptional in his explanations and instructions and that she would highly recommend him.

Dr. Neal Kavesh and staff, Cardiology, were recognized as “top notch” by a patient for being informative, professional and taking the time to make sure he was well cared for.

Dr. Tarek Garas, OB-GYN, BVB, received a card for taking such great care of his patient and their newborn, who is absolutely perfect.

Kudos to Jennifer Patterson, Center for Rehabilitative Medicine (CRM), for her recertification as a Board Certified Orthopaedic Specialist (OCS).

A patient called to compliment Sandy Vanderheyden, Reception, for how kind, sweet, helpful and professional she was.

A patient sent a letter to thank Natasha McVay, Ultrasound, for her help, professionalism and caring attitude.

A patient called and sang praises for Monica Quintero and Marta Whidden, Internal Medicine, noting they were very kind and understanding in regards to her needs and concerns.

Dr. Tarek Garas, OB-GYN, BVB, received a compliment from a patient. “Thank you for giving me my life back! I feel like a kid again. God bless and thank you again!”

Dr. Saco, Gastroenterology, received kudos from a patient that had a procedure done at Lakeland Surgical & Diagnostic Center (LSDC). The patient said the doctor was happy go lucky so early in the morning with a great bedside manner. The patient drove from Sarasota for him to do the procedure because he is the best.

Dr. Raam Lakhani, Facial Plastic Surgery/Otolaryngologist (ENT), BVB, received a tray of goodies and a picture colored by the child that he recently did surgery on. The child’s parents wanted the doctor and his staff to know that his team was positive, proactive and patient. It made the parents feel that their daughter’s well being was the top priority.

Dr. Tarek Garas and staff, OB-GYN, BVB, received a card from a patient. “We can’t thank you and your staff enough for the wonderful care we received during our pregnancy and for getting our precious baby girl here happy and healthy!”

Dr. Elisabeth Dupont, Breast Surgery, Women’s Center, received a thank you card from a patient for the care, concern, knowledge and confidence and so much more the doctor provided.

Dr. Richard Dudrak and Dr. Om Prakash, Urgent Care at Main, received praises for their compassion, when treating an elderly patient that took a fall (face first). Her daughter stated that she was impressed and she felt as if the “red carpet” had been rolled out.

A patient called to compliment Watson Clinic, which they have only been coming to for a short time. It has been enough time to experience the upmost compassion, professionalism, courtesy and knowledge from everyone they have come in contact with. The patient adds that while being ill is not the best scenario, they can count on getting the best care possible from Watson Clinic’s caring staff.

Heather Williams, Infectious Diseases, received a letter from a patient for all she does. "I have a deep appreciation and feel lucky to have Heather as my nurse. Many thanks to my favorite nurse."

Dr. Tarek Garas and staff, OB-GYN, BVB, received a compliment from a patient that wanted to take a moment to thank them for changing her life! The surgery has helped restore her confidence and appreciates being treated with respect. Something that seems to get lost in our busy world today.

Dr. Jason Saylor and staff, Family Medicine, Highlands, had a patient state that she had a great experience at Dr. Saylor’s office on her new patient visit. She is very happy and satisfied with the care and services she received.

A patient called noting the staff in the Radiology File Room, Chris Graham and Michelle Holt, were so gracious, pleasant and accommodating when he dealt with them. He also added “You couldn’t ask for any one better to represent the Clinic.”

Dr. Scott Ferguson, Plastic Surgery, received a card from a patient. “Thank you so much for taking a lot of my pain away.”

Dr. Elisabeth Dupont and staff, Breast Surgery, Women’s Center, received a note from a patient. “From our very first meeting I felt trust and that I was in good hands. I will forever be grateful for your knowledge, dedication and your expertise as a surgeon.”

Kudos to Megan Brooks, PFS, for providing excellent customer service! A patient called to say how helpful and sweet Megan was to her. Go Megan!!

A patient called in noting that “all the staff in the Treadmill department were the kindest, most wonderful, unbelievably accommodating staff she could have ever asked for.

Dr. Jorge Gonzalez and staff, Cardiology, received a card from a patient. “Thank you so much for all your support and caring during my husband’s long journey. Your thoughtfulness is very much appreciated.”