No one would argue that, today, we live in highly uncertain and historically unprecedented times. The world-wide effects of the COVID-19 global pandemic have changed our lives. This is unlike anything we have experienced before and the current economic situation isn't comforting. Things are in flux. No one really knows what the world will look like in a month, or even a week. Uncertainty prevails. Some of you reading this will be caring for a loved one that is ill. Or had your hours cut back. Or had your revenue drop. There has been much angst and many sleepless nights. It's scary, it's hard, and I understand because I'm there.
The COVID-19 pandemic is compromising not only staff and patients but also the economic well-being of Understanding Women. Our practice's finances have been disrupted by an abrupt and very significant decline in patient visits. In addition, with the government's demand to cancel elective procedures, which are an important source of income for us, the financial pain for our practice came abruptly. As you know in the second half of March, things escalated dramatically. The significant drop-off of appointments and this loss of income is exponentially worse than what we saw during the Great Recession of 2008/09. Amid the uncertainty of this rapidly evolving situation, we are making the difficult decision to close Understanding Women. It is not an easy one to make, and we certainly appreciate your patience and understanding over the last month as you’ve experienced unbelievable changes. I can only hope that we have made a difference for you in some way!
We will plan for the worst and hope for the best. After the ravages of this financial tornado we will pick up the pieces and start afresh. I will continue specializing in hormone replacement therapy and other procedures that create whole body wellness and longevity. As this situation changes, we will find ways to continue to serve you and keep you abreast of our status. Please check our website www.drsweeten.com regularly for updates and look for our new social media outlets. It has been an honor to be your doctor the past 15 years. I have greatly valued our relationship and thank you for your loyalty and friendship over the years.
In health and happiness
Keri Sweeten, MD
“The one who stayed away, saved all the rest"
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