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Sep 2, 2011

Member: Ron

Doctor Rating: 5

I became sick on Christmas Eve on 2010 with sudden onset severe diarhea.

I became sick on Christmas Eve on 2010 with sudden onset severe diarhea, nausea, high fever, etc. I hated to bother Dr. Gassner on Christmas Eve, but since I live alone, I felt it necessary. I didn't really expect him to answer his cell phone under the circumstances, but thought I would give it a try. He picked up the phone on the second ring. I could tell from his voice that he was not feeling well himself. I inquired about his condition, and he indicated that he had pneumonia. I apologized for bothering him when he was so ill, but he cheerfully took my phone call, then gave me advice that quickly corrected my condition. I will never forget his kindness and dedication. I doubt there are a handful of physicians in the US who would have picked up their phone under those circumstances. He is a dedicated professional, and the best doctor I've ever had. Cheers, Dr G!