Being on call over the holidays can be a bit tough-- it involves a lot of time spent away from the fun family festivities that everyone else is enjoying.
But I really love what I do, and I always work extra hard to help my patients get back to their normal healthy lives-- and their own holiday festivities-- as quickly as possible. This year, the holidays were filled with playground accidents, facial lacerations, dog bites, cat scratches, slips, falls, car accidents, fights, broken noses, facial infections, and a few last-minute Botox and Restylane sessions.
The silver lining from working over the holidays is the kindness and gratitude of my patients, several of whom sent me the notes below. Happy New Year and warm holiday wishes!
"WITH YOUR HELP I'LL LOOK YOUNGER ON MY BIRTHDAY!"
"Hope you're having a great day! I meant to email you last night but the day/ night got away from me, sorry! It was so nice seeing you yesterday and your office is lovely. Thank you for the Botox (no bruising!) and new creams-- with your help I'll look younger on my birthday next month, ha! :)" AB, Botox and skin care
"THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR IMPECCABLE ATTENTION AT SUCH SHORT NOTICE"
"Happy New Year Dr. Devgan! Thank you so much for your impeccable attention at such short notice. Not only did you address the physical damage to my lip, but your manner was calming, reassuring, and informative. I cannot express my gratitude enough. I hope that you and your family enjoyed the holidays." CF, reconstructive repair of traumatic dog bite to the lip
"THANKS FOR YOUR STEADY HANDS"
"On behalf of George, Paige, and myself, thanks for your steady hands and strong eardrums. I have a feeling this won't be George's last trip to the ER nor his last stitches... He's doing just fine this morning." TG, parent of a 16 month old baby, reconstructive repair of traumatic forehead laceration