Dear Dr. Hilger, I am writing to thank you for the opportunities to shadow earlier this year. It was inspiring to observe and speak with a doctor who has succeeded in the many dimensions of medicine. You are a scientist who publishes research to improve the quality of care, a leader who is favored by his care team, an approachable teacher who genuinely enjoys passing on medical knowledge to future doctors at all stages of training, a skilled surgeon, and a trusted physician. Shadowing you has validated and intensified my ambition to pursue medicine. Your career will motivate me as I work through medical school and residency.
Speaking of which, I got into medical school! So far, Wake Forest in North Carolina and Rosalind Franklin in Chicago have accepted me. I am waiting to hear back (post-interview) from a bunch of other schools, the most notable being Emory, Georgetown, and the University of Minnesota. Shadowing you has helped with interviewing. Specifically, takeaways from our discussions on the black salve patient and expanding health insurance have found their way into many interview conversations.
Thank you again.
Dr. Hilger, Thank you so much for taking such good care of me. I'm really excited to see how my nose comes out.
Hi, my name is ** and this is my experience wth Dr. Sofia Lyford and team. When I was 17 I had a bad experience with an ear surgery back in my country, leaving half my face paralyzed. I came to the US to see a new doctor, and see if they can do something for me. Between the years I have done about 10 or more surgeries all over my face, head, eye, and ear. He said that they cannot do much for me because everything has already been done. One of the doctors told me if I wanted to see a new doctor who is coming to the hospital, I said YES, I went to my meeting with Dr. Sofia Lyford. From the first day I saw her, she brought hope to my life again. She is a professional doctor. She is a person who cares about others. She is an angel. She is my doctor. She did 3 surgeries for me, all perfect. I feel alive again I am happy thanks to her. Doctor Sofia Maria's assistant was also very special asking me questions about how I feel, and giving me all the information I need. And I also want to thank all the staff. They are all very professional, I was treated very well, everything was excellent. Yours Sincerely,
I cant thank Dr. Lyford-Pike and her staff enough, I'm absolutely in love with my scar revision. My previous scar was large and bulky. Now it is beautiful and thin. I've had many compliments about how much better it looks. Dr. Lyford-Pike and her staff were very friendly and passionate about their work. I would recommend her to everyone!
Thank you again,
Morgan D. Godfrey
Wow we have some great patients! Thank you for creating such a wonderful piece. We appreciate it and all the kind gestures from every patient. We can't thank all of you enough for your support & generosity!
Dr. Hilger, I'm so glad I thought about getting a recommendation from Dr. Brian Zelickson for my nose and chin, and you were his only recommendation. My nose wasn't something I disliked, but something I wanted to tweak. My double chin however, I never liked. I told you I wanted to have a more refined, elegant look and you gave me a more refined and elegant look. I know I have 11 more months before I see the final shape, but I am so very pleased. Thank you for being a good listener, for being so skillful and talented, and for being so kind. I feel blessed to have had you operate on me. Sincerely,
Dr. Hilger & Staff, Thank you so much for giving me back a few years. I feel much better about myself & my husband is so happy too (6 years older than he). All of your people through the surgery were wonderful helping to make me feel comfortable & not scared. Dr. Hilger, Lin, Laura, Dr. Rich, MaryJo, Linda & last but not least: Sharon (you know, my neighbor) who recommended you!
Dear Team Hilger, I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank the four of you for making phase 1 of my forehead flap journey so successful. Briana, thank you for always being so kind & positive. You are such a sweet person. Lin, thank you for being so patient & kind & always knowing the answers to all of my questions. I appreciate you & all of your knowledge. Dr. Greywoode, thank you for being so kind & gentle when you removed my stiches & staples & for being so patient when answering my long list of questions. You are a very talented & caring doctor. Dr. Hilger, I can only begin to express how grateful I am for your incredible talent, wisdom & sense of humor. You are an amazing doctor! Thanks again! Sincerely,
Thank you for letting me breathe again! I have officially retired my window climbing days. Hopefully by retiring I will never be seeing you again. A bitter-sweet story, I know. Thank you again for everything. I truly appreciate it.
Thank you for all the effort to coordinate my surgery. I appreciate everything you did.