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Confidence

Dear Dr Danner,

Words cannot express how thankful I am to you.  You gave me the confidence I needed to get through this.  You should know not all doctors are like you, you are a diamond in the ruff.  I thank God everyday that you were the one to help me through this trying time. I hope you and your family have a great holiday season and may God bless all of you.

Sincerely,

L.B.

Amazing Journey

Thank you so much for everything Dr Danner.  You are an amazing doctor, you have given my little boy a true miracle, you will forever hold a special place in our hearts it has been an amazing journey and I know that one of the most important parts of that journey was you.  I've never known a doctor to stand by his patients the way that you did with our son.  With you we were more than just a number, you treated us with such caring and concern.  Thank you Dr Danner for everything.

M.S.

Life with Cochlear Implants

Dr Bartels,

After I left your office yesterday I wished I had told you how much I appreciated your giving me the cochlear implant so now I'm talking to you.  You made my life so much better than it would have been.

Thank you,

M.W.

Having a Doctor that Listens...

Dear Tampa Bay Hearing & Balance Center,

A couple of reasons for my letter...

First, Dr Bartels hello and a million thanks 20 years later!!! In 1988 you performed what you formerly referred to as a Radical Mastoidectomy w/ Temporal Flap.  Your surgery ended a lifetime of messy ear infections and mind-numbing earaches.  On a side note, I still get a kick out of telling people my ear is sewn closed.  I'll never forget how you treated me and my parents who went to great lengths to find me the best care for my chronic ear trouble.

While I have enjoyed 20 years without any trouble in that ear, I have struggled with symptoms in the remaining ear.  Local ENT's have offered psychiatric referrals, anti-depressants or simply dismissed me as being "dramatic".

Finally, after a lot of years (nineteen to be exact), I contacted your office and explained that I was a patient in 1988 and would like to see you ASAP.  It was explained to me that you didn't have any immediate openings but that there was another doctor within the practice.  My initial response was "NO THANK YOU!!" Fortunately for me, the person on the phone took the time to talk with me about Dr Danner and how particular you were when recruiting for a doctor to join your practice.  Knowing I had visited most of the ENT's in my area, I decided to see Dr Danner.

I came to your center in July and had an extensive and thorough history taken; hearing and balance tests, ect. Then it was time to meet with Dr Danner.  As my appointment came to an end I started to think "What if he tells me I am imagining these symptoms" or "There's nothing to explain this."  It was precisely that moment that he said, "You have a textbook case of Ménière's Disease."  I will never forget what it felt like to know I had found the right person to help me - close attention was paid to my description of the symptoms, someone finally believed me and took the time to explain everything in a way that made sense to me.

So, my second reason for writing you is to thank you for bringing Dr Danner into your practice!!!

The Tampa Bay Hearing & Balance Center, you and Dr Danner are the epitome of what all healthcare should be.  Although I know that for Ménière's sufferers; there really isn't any cure and with my case I am somewhat limited with treatment options having only one hearing ear - having a doctor that that listens, answers questions and appears to be genuinely interested is huge!  Dr Danner has done an exceptional job explaining and making clear the options that are there for me.

I may never be able to adequately express my gratitude or tell you how much it means to be under the care of The Tampa Bay Hearing & Balance center.  I would be honored if you would share my letter, as you have so many that I've read in your waiting room.  Dr Bartels, you and Dr Danner are truly doing God's work and with the bed-side manner and compassion of angels.

Forever grateful to you both,

R.G.

Hearing Again

Thank you Dr Danner for giving me back my hearing.  I felt so blessed.  Thank you with all my heart.  You are the best doctor in all the world, nice and patient with your patients.

Thank you so much.  God bless you.

S.G.

Vertigo Driving Me Crazy

Dr Danner,

I really appreciated you taking the time to answer all my questions in my email.  This vertigo can drive a person crazy.  See you next visit.

D.C.

Free of Ménière's Disease

Dear Dr Bartels,

Please accept my heartfelt gratitude for helping me to be free of Ménière's Disease, which made me miserable for so many years.  Most of my time was spent in bed due to vertigo and its side effects.

I feel God sent me to you and you worked a miracle.  Everyone said there was no cure for this.  Now I am able to go to Church and do the many things I was unable to do and to enjoy life more at 84 years of age.

I wish I could do more to thank you. I will always remember you in my prayers that you have good health, happiness, and success.

Sincerely,

R.J.

Flying in Comfort

Dear Dr Danner,

The tubes allowed me to fly in perfect comfort without anxiety - thank you for assuring that I was able to arrive at my son's wedding without additional ear problems.  The tubes have not eliminated most of my discomfort but I am greatful for what they did do!  See you next vist.

Best regards,

V.C.

Acoustic Neuroma

Dr Bartels and Staff,

Thank you Dr Bartels for the wonderful work you did in removing the acoustic neuroma tumor.  I'm so grateful I was sent to such a good doctor and I'm so thankful that I don't have any major side effects from the surgery.

The ICU gave me excellent care.  It was great to be in a hospital, where I was so closely observed after surgery.  Also I had wonderful care on the 9th floor.  The staff was all very kind and helpful. So I have to say Tampa General Hospital was an excellent hospital.

Best regards,

E.C.

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