To my dearest patients of Atherton Allergists,
It is with mixed feelings that I write this letter to you today, as the time has come for me to make some changes in my life and move in a different direction.
Most of you know that my mother died 5 years ago and I moved my father from North Carolina to our home here in California. He is 92 and his health is slowly deteriorating. I would like to try to spend more time with him.
In addition, many of you know of my many travels to Africa over the past several years. These travels have magnified my interests in doing all I can to help the animals, the people and the environment. As a result I have made the difficult decision to close my practice at Atherton Allergists and dedicate my time to these most important issues.
We will be closing the doors at Atherton Allergists at the close of business on Thursday, September 8, 2016.
We will of course do everything we can to help you in this transition, providing medical records and charts, and also providing any serums that we have for you for this seamless transition.
We will no longer be accepting new patients, and cannot start any new skin testing or other diagnostic procedures. There are multiple allergists practicing in the areas surrounding Atherton. We suggest you contact your insurance company to find other allergists who are in your network.
I request those who would like your serum and/or medical records, please call Nisha at least 24 hours prior to picking them up. These need to be requested and picked up prior to September 8, 2016. Serum cannot be mailed so they will appropriately disposed of. For those of you who want their records mailed to them, there will be a fee of $5.00 to copy and mailed. We apologize for having to do this.
You have all been an amazing part of my life. Of my family. I will dearly miss each and every one of you.
I may find the time down the road to open a very small allergy office in the Los Altos area, but we will have to see. As with this point in my life, who knows what changes will come.
Thank you all for your trust in me these past many years.
Manjul Dixit, M.D.