William Lillydahl, M.D. -
July 11, 2014
Dear patients and friends,
As many of you already know, I will be retiring in mid August. I am writing this farewell letter to express my gratitude to you. I am honored that you have entrusted your care to me during my 35 year tenure as the ear nose and throat doctor at the Boulder Medical Center. It has been both a privilege and a pleasure to see you as patients and friends over the years. The most difficult part of leaving my practice will be that I will sincerely miss my association with you. While I still enjoy good health, however, it is time to move on in life and see what else there is to experience in our beautiful community, state, country and world. I am not planning to move from Boulder ever. I know I will be seeing many of you around town and hopefully in the mountains as well. As you know, there is no shortage of things to do here indoors and out. Staying busy is the least likely problem I would foresee having.
My last official day in the office will be Thursday, 7/31, but I will be coming in over the first two weeks of August to introduce as many of you as possible to the two new otolaryngologists who will be replacing me. Dr. Mark Hunter is a native of Denver and now completing his chief residency at the University of New York Medical School at Albany. Dr. Angela Paddack is originally from New Orleans and is currently the nose/sinus specialist in the University of Arkansas Medical School Otolaryngology Department. Her husband is a native of Fort Collins and will be introducing her to Colorado. The Boulder Medical Center couldn’t be prouder of our two new colleagues. I am very comfortable that you will have both an excellent professional visit and a sincere, caring experience from a visit with either of these two very talented and personable young physicians.
I am very glad to tell you that the rest of the team remains intact. Michelle Longdo, my medical assistant of the past 20 years will continue on in the same capacity as before, assisting you throughout your appointment. Susan Puckett, our superstar otolaryngology Physician’s Assistant of the past 18 years, will likewise be available to see you as before. Collin Woolridge will stay on as Susan’s medical assistant. Carly Lang, Boulder Medical Center’s doctor of audiology, will continue to provide audiological testing and comprehensive hearing aid services as before.
The Boulder Medical Center will host a reception on the afternoon of Wednesday, August 13, from 5:30- 7 p.m. for me to say goodbye to any of you who can make it. It will be held in the Urgent Care lobby as you come in through the east doors. We are hoping to introduce you to Dr. Paddack and Dr. Hunter as they are able to break away from their duties and call. If you see my pager in the bottom of the punch bowl, don’t drink it and please don’t answer it. My medical record computer may be in there too.
For those of you who can’t make it that afternoon, again I do want to say thank you again for your kindness, your friendship and the faith you have put in me over the years. Serving you in this community was fulfilling far beyond what I could ever have imagined.
Pete Lillydahl, M.D.