My father was a Family Practice Doctor. He was known for his high ethical standards and patient-centered care. He was regarded as an excellent diagnostician and compassionate medical provider. He listened intently to his patients to gain information necessary to arrive at accurate diagnoses so he could provide appropriate medical treatment and a high standard of care. At age 89, he is still known, respected and appreciated by countless individuals in the community who received his care throughout his many years of practice. As a result, I grew up with and continue to have high standards for and high expectations of medical providers. The medical care I received from Dette Avalon, Family Nurse Practitioner, met and exceeded my standards and expectations. Prior to my appointment with Dette, my health had been declining for several years, despite my best efforts to comply with the recommendations and treatment plans of the medical providers I’d chosen.
After my appointment with Dette, I realized why my health had not improved. No other medical provider had properly diagnosed me, nor given me the appropriate treatment to effectively address my health challenges. She listened to me, ordered appropriate tests to obtain the additional information she needed, researched pertinent information as it applied to my situation and recommended appropriate treatment that began to quickly result in signs of improvement in my health. I credit her with facilitating my ability to restore my health, regain functional capacities, and find hope again for the future.
Dette is the kind of medical provider that the world needs more of! I now understand first hand why so many of my Father’s former patients still respect, appreciate and express their gratitude to him. I hold Dette’s skills as a Family Nurse Practitioner in the same high regard and give her my highest professional recommendation. I will be forever grateful to her for giving me the treatment, tools and information needed to turn my health around for the better. The improvements I’ve experienced in my health since receiving medical care from Dette has changed the course of my life from one of insidious, yet steady decline, deterioration and debilitation to measurable increases in my functional capacities, my health, vitality and hope for a promising future.