Richard K. Vanik, MD, JD
Houston Plastic Surgeon
7777 Southwest Freeway
Houston, TX 77074
Tel: (713) 981-7900
To my dearest patients and families,
I am writing this letter to let you know that I am retiring and closing my private practice of plastic surgery and hand surgery on June 1, 2021.
If your care is continuing, it will need to be transitioned to other physicians. We are happy to help facilitate the transition by providing your medical records at your request. Ideally, we would like to send your medical records to your new plastic surgeon or hand surgeon prior to June 1, and as soon as possible. If you need medical records after June 1, 2021, please call my office phone number at 713-981-7900. My answering service will remain on duty to answer your calls and will forward your medical records request to me.
To aid you in changing physicians, I have listed several specialists in this area who have agreed to see my patients with ongoing needs, and in whom I have great trust:
PLASTIC SURGERY: David Altamira, M.D.
16701 Creekbend Drive, Suite 100
Sugar Land, TX 77478
PLASTIC SURGERY: Morgan Norris, D.M.D., M.D.
7737 Southwest Freeway, Suite 990
Houston, TX 77074
HAND SURGERY: Courtney Amor, M.D.
10125 Katy Freeway, Suite 100
Houston, TX 77024
You may also contact your primary care physician, dermatologist, or referring physician for referral suggestions to other physicians if you prefer. I hope to make your transition of care as smooth as possible.
I very much appreciate your placing your care in my trust. I will miss all of you, even as I look forward to spending much more time with my wife, children and grandchildren. I wish you all the very best.
With deep personal gratitude,
Richard K. Vanik, M.D, J.D., F.A.C.S.