Farewell Heather Trudeau

Dear Patients,

I am sad to inform you that I will no longer be working at Family Medicine of Michigan after May 26, 2017. My family and I are headed off to a new adventure in Little Rock, Arkansas. My husband, Chris, was offered a great job opportunity in a field that he is passionate about. He is one of the only health literacy lawyers in the US, and the University of Arkansas for Medical Science (UAMS), Center fro Health Literacy, has hired him to work there. I will also be stepping into a role teaching future physician’s assistants in UAMS’s PA School. This has been bittersweet. I am proud of my husband and excited for this opportunity. However, I will be sad to leave friends, family, and my patients.

I am eternally grateful to Dr. David Smith for hiring me in 2006, fresh out of PA school, to help care for his patients. I couldn’t have asked for a better employer, or co-workers. Over the past 10 1/2 years I have had the privilege to meet and care for many great people and their families. I have enjoyed the long-term, patient-provider relationships that come along with working in family practice. Patients have entrusted me with their health, their families, and their hopes, dreams, and fears. I have worked diligently to earn that trust, and I have always tried my best to provide quality and compassionate care.

The personal and professional growth I have gained in working at Family Medicine of Michigan will be a great backdrop for my new position in Arkansas. One of the favorite parts of my job as a PA is patient education. Now I will be teaching future PA’s how to care for and educate their patients.

I am sorry if I did not get a chance to see you or speak with you personally one last time before my move. I wish you the best, and I hope that you take good care of yourselves. I leave you in good hands with the doctors and nurse practitioners at Family Medicine of Michigan.

Sincerely,

Heather Trudeau, PA-C

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