My dear parents and patients,
On December 30th of this year, I will begin a new chapter in my life by retiring from Pediatric Associates. It was 35 years ago in August 1987 that I became the third physician in a one office practice on Hamilton Road. Over the years I became President and CEO of the premier pediatric practice in central Ohio with 25 pediatricians in 5 offices around the city. It was the realization of a dream that started when I was 6 years old in a small mining community of southern West Virginia. What a dream and what a journey we’ve taken together.
We have shared joy, laughter, hope, disappointment and even sadness in your lives and mine. However, most importantly you have shared with me the privilege of watching your tiny babies grow to become young adults. I have also watched you, as scared new parents, gain skills and confidence you never thought possible. Then the greatest compliment of all was to watch those young adults return and entrust me with the care of their children to complete the grand circle. My heart is filled with a gratefulness that cannot be put into words.
So now it is time for me to travel a new road. I plan to invest more time in my family, my church and my health. My old bones are getting very tired and need some attention in order to keep up with my grandson! I hope to be a bigger part of his wonderful journey of growing and learning. You see I believe the most important thing I can ever do is invest in the children. That’s why I chose pediatrics and be assured I will continue to follow that passion.
I leave you with the most wonderful doctors I have ever known. Drs. Croft, Ward, Randolph and Vinsant will be here for you. I couldn’t ask for better doctors to take care of my patients. They are smart, kind and caring and you’re gonna love them.
But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. I’m not gone yet! I have 4 more months before I go so please call and schedule if you can. I would love to see you again. Please know that if you do feel it is time to move to another practice, your records will be maintained here at Pediatric Associates and always available to you.
Grateful in many ways,
Sandra Boyle, MD