January 7, 2022
When I started to practice medicine 54 years ago, I believed that seeing and helping people with common and rare diseases would be the driving force in my career. I was wrong. Seeing and knowing people is what stimulated my longevity in medical practice. All of you are unique individuals and knowing you as individuals has been my driving force. It has been my pleasure to know and care for you.
My last sick day was in 1971 but no one is invincible. I have been having serial MRI scans for 3 years following a spot in my kidney which is unchanged and appears to be benign. But 2 weeks ago, the scan revealed a tumor in my pancreas. I am completing my evaluation next week and will begin whatever treatment is indicated. Therefore, I am announcing my official retirement on January 7, 2022, so I can focus on my health.
Ninth Street Internal Medicine is hiring a new physician to take my place. In the interim period, my wonderful physician and nurse practitioner colleagues at the practice are ready to help you with any medical concerns, including follow-up or urgent in-office or telehealth visits, phone calls, after office hour care, prescription refills, lab orders, and test results. If you currently have a future appointment scheduled with me, the office staff will be reaching out to you in the next several weeks to reschedule your appointment.
I do want to thank all of you for enriching my life, and I will treasure my memories of these many years of our relationships.
David Major, M.D.