I found out last night that a wonderful man who had been my doctor for the past 5 1/2 years had passed away on Christmas Eve. As I sat next to my husband who asked me 'What is the name of your doctor? Isn't it Dr. Gordon?' I replied 'Yes it is, why what's happened?' He read to me from the newspaper a small article about the passing of Dr. Mark Gordon. I grabbed the paper out of his hands and thought to myself that it had to be a different doctor, some other doctor who also delivered babies and had the same name. Not my Dr. Gordon, who I would recommend to friends and brag about to family. I am so deeply saddened by his passing, because he was a rare find as physicians go. As many women know, seeing an OB/GYN can be an uncomfortable, less than dignified experience, especially having to do it once or more a year. I felt so blessed from my very first visit to his office 5 1/2 years ago, to have found a doctor who not only was knowledgeable and professional, but was so caring, kind ,patient, understanding, funny......and the list of qualities this man had just goes on and on. I never once felt rushed or hurried while under his care. Dr. Gordon had a wonderful manner about him, that made his patients feel respected and understood. All you had to do was walk into his office and see all of the thousands of photos displayed on the walls, photos his patients proudly sent to him, to know that you were in good hands. It was great that he delivered my last child in 2000, but even greater that he was still my doctor for all of my twice yearly checkups. Yes, most doctors are good enough, professional and nice enough, but Dr. Gordon was so much more. I know all of his patients and those who worked for and with him raved about him like I do, and always will. Although he was someone I only saw twice a year over the past few years, he has impacted my life in such a tremendous way. He had kind words, a gentle nature, and wisdom to offer me, during a difficult time in my life 18 months ago. And during each of my last three appointments with him, he wanted to make sure that I was doing okay, before continuing on with the rest of the checkup. My last visit with him was on December 20th, and before leaving his office I said to him as I usually did, 'I'll see you in six months'. My heart aches for his family, their loss too great for anyone to imagine. I know this man was so loved and adored by his patients, staff, and colleages. I was blessed to have found a doctor like him, who was so many wonderful things and a great, talented doctor, all in one. I will miss him so much, and my deepest condolonces go to his family.
Anna E. Williams