When I received this request I wondered how I could put into words the amazing ride I have taken with Dr. Hoffmann.
When I received this request I wondered how I could put into words the amazing ride I have taken with Dr. Hoffmann. I have been his patient for more than 20 years, so how do I convey my trust, my belief in his skills, my admiration for his knowledge and, more than anything, my relief when we came to conclusions that worked? But he said it for me. I love being a doctor. That says it all. I love being a doctor.
As my body aged his skills became more apparent. He struggled with me through rising blood pressure and the various pills that did or didn't work, he taught me about the medical issues that come with age and my good fortune in testing too many of them, his benevolency intervened when I didn't lose the weight he thought I should lose, he fought the fights that he considered important and poked around my stubborn side.
But also, he is my Friend. I wandered into the office fearful or in pain, discouraged. He talked me into Calm. He gave me ways of coping. He knew about everything that entered my medical life, often obscure ailments, it didn't matter, he knew.
It has been a pleasure knowing him, it has been a joy being his patient and I wish him all good things and hope he spends many years helping patients find their good health.