DR. FIALA UPDATE 12/4/13
It has been a busy and challenging couple of months. I hope you have found your prescriptions refilled and records forwarded upon request to your satisfaction. The ShareCare reimbursement checks will be mailed out by the end of this month.
I have accepted a job with the King County Correctional Facility. Sadly, this means I will not be returning to a regular practice for the time being. I believe with the current economy and state of affairs, it is nearly impossible to practice medicine according to my standards at this time.
I accept this job with mixed feelings. I feel sadness that I will not be able to remain your doctor any longer. However I am also relieved to have employment, and eager to work with a jail population that is in dire need of good medical care. Whether this is temporary or a career choice remains to be determined. Who knows what the future will hold?
As you know, I cannot refill prescriptions or write referrals after December. But I will continue to forward your medical records upon request. Please note that I need a signed "Release of Information" form mailed or faxed to me in order to legally release your records. My fax is #206-463-3636 and my mailing address is: 9008 SW Van Olinda Road, Vashon, WA. 98070.
It has been an honor and privilege to be your family doctor, and I cherish our relationships of these past years. I wish each of you health and happiness.
Take good care.
Suzanne J. Fiala, MD