Dear (Bill) Dr. Leone,
Thank you for the honor and privilege to contribute to your book.
I want to express my sincere gratitude to you for performing two successful orthopedic surgeries on myself; one several years ago, the other just a few months ago.
Your empathy and professionalism, has and continues to be greatly appreciated. Your straightforward, communication skills instill confidence in your patients, even in a somewhat hardheaded physician like myself.
A patient’s trust in a physicians’ skills is vitally important. You augment those skills with a unique, ability to interact in a straightforward manner with your patients.
I’m deeply indebted to you for performing the very complicated hip revision surgery in 1998 which was a success. I feel certain that had it not been performed by you -an extremely skilled surgeon -that I likely would have been wheelchair-bound.
I value our friendship both as patient & colleague that has continued over the past 20+ years and place great value in your advice.
It is my sincere hope that we will always be close friends and colleagues .
I derive deep satisfaction when I recommend you to someone that I know is considering any type of orthopedic surgery.
Please take this as my highest and best professional recognition and recommendation of your surgical acuity.
In deep gratitude and with much appreciation,