To My Patients:

It has been a great pleasure caring for you over the years. It comes with mixed emotion that I am announcing the closing of my practice effective October 1, 2012.

Although I plan to semi-retire from medical practice, it is my goal to continue to have a role in your future care, but at a new location with Pulmonary Practice Associates located at 1075 Town Center Drive, Orange City, FL 32763.

The physicians of Pulmonary Practice Associates, my PA, Elisabeth, and I are working diligently to come to an agreement to merge our two practices together. The doctors of Pulmonary Practice Associates, Drs. Smith, Scanlon, Verma, and Bowman, are excellent physicians whom I trust to care for my patients. Therefore, they have agreed to continue to provide the same exceptional care you have become accustom to within my practice. I anticipate working part-time with Pulmonary Practice Associates in the upcoming months, while my PA, Elisabeth, is expected to work with Pulmonary Practice Associates on a full time basis.

In the meantime, your medical records are secure and remain confidential. If you plan to follow-up with Pulmonary Practice Associates for your pulmonary related needs, please contact the office for scheduling at 386-917-0333 and your records will be sent accordingly. If you decide to establish yourself with another pulmonary practice, you or your doctor can request reproduction of your records through our website at www.gilliardmed.com or have your doctor send a request by mail to 2607 S. Woodland Blvd, #132, DeLand, FL 32720.

I have greatly valued our relationship and thank you for your loyalty and friendship over the years. Despite my decision, I wish you nothing but the best of health for years to come.

Sincerely,

Lawrence M. Gilliard, MD