How An Email Made Me Grin Ear to Ear

A patient recently emailed me regarding his care long in the past, and I thought I would share it with you.

Dr. Caridi,

My name is Josh Turner and I was a patient of yours in 1996 when you worked at Good Sam in Downers Grove, Il. I was about 4 years old and suffered from a dog bite to my face. I have no idea what I looked like when I was brought in or how it looked afterwords because my family did not want me to see how bad the bite was. But from what they tell me, you made it good as new. I called trying to track down all of the medical history for the work you did but it was destroyed after ten years. So I will never be able to see what I looked like when it happened or after the fact. I just wanted to thank you for the great work from what my family says, saving my life.
So I want to wish you all the best with your work,

Josh Turner

What a privilege it is to practice what I love and have such a profound impact on my patients lives. Thanks to Josh for sharing his story with me. I am humbled.