March 8, 2024

To the patients of FPSR:

After 44 years of providing care in Family Practice and Sports Medicine, I am retiring on April 30, 2024.  This was a very difficult decision, leaving a profession that has been so rewarding to me over these many years.  I founded Family Practice Specialists in 1994, an accomplishment of which I am very proud.  I had a vision of founding a unique medical home that would provide an array of services including X-ray, cosmetics, lab services, procedures, dietary services and so much more.  This model would provide the most comprehensive care for our patients in one location.  Guess what?  It worked!

I was so fortunate to interview a new Family Practice physician, John Siedlecki, in 1998.  Guess what?  Another awesome choice!  His ongoing commitment to continuing the legacy of our diverse practice remains steadfast.  While Dr. Siedlecki is going to a full concierge model, part of this reason is to allow him time to back up our talented team of Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants.  You will all be in great hands.

I will miss you.  I could go on and on about the rewarding feeling that it has given me to collaborate with you to improve your health.  I have remained firm in my belief that medicine is so much more than writing prescriptions.  The holistic approach is more difficult but much more rewarding.  Improving your health by promoting lifestyle benefits such as healthy diet, fitness, the complicated topic of weight control, mental health, and responsibility for one’s health is clearly the best “medicine”.  There is no medical journal or textbook that says that the more medications you take the healthier you are!  We have worked together toward the goal of your health and happiness.  It has been my pleasure to get to know each of you.

While I will continue my international Sports Medicine work, it is not the same.  I will miss you all. But, knowing the importance of a full and well-rounded life, I look forward to time with family, friends, fitness, and new interests.  Please take care of yourselves with the help of the awesome team of providers at Family Practice Specialists.

I wish you all the best.

Jim Miller, MD  FAAFP/Sports Medicine

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