February 12, 2022
My Dear Patients,
I regret to tell you that I have retired as of 1/17/2022. I apologize for the abruptness of my departure.
There have been many changes in the practice of medicine that have been amazing. However, the pandemic has taken a toll on all of us and added one more layer of stress. The stress was really starting to affect me. I looked at a list of my priorities and decided to take work away.
As many of you know, I have a new grandson who needs Grandpa to come over and play with cars, float sticks down the gutter and read awesome stories. My 97-year-old mother up on San Juan Island needs her eldest son to make the journey more often to see her. My wonderful wife now gets to be his number one priority. My girls need more time to go skiing, sailing or hang out with their dad. And my son-in-law needs a hand working around the house and yard.
I so enjoyed my practice and all of you, my big extended family. I tried my best every day to help you be healthy and well. And, to let you know that I really cared about you, each and every one of you. I have treasured and am grateful for the faith you placed in me. Thank you.
Peninsula Family Medical Center will continue to care for your needs. Dr Samuel Shirk recently joined the practice and is ready and able to care for you. If you are a current patient with Mea Scott, ARNP or Diane Avey, ARNP, you may continue under their care. Please call the office to make an appointment at your convenience.
Finally, I want to thank my staff, the often unsung underpinnings of successful practice and especially my Business Manager, Cindy Hart with whom I have spent many hours figuring out how to make everything work.
So, again, thank you for your trust over these many years. I wish you well.
Mark F Craddock MD
Letter to the patients of Dr. Craddock