Seattle Women’s will be closing our Gynecology practice on August 31, 2020. We will operate exclusively as a Clinical Research Center and none of our physicians will be providing medical care to patients outside of our research studies.
I am honored to have served as your physician over the last 34 years. I have welcomed your newborns into this world, progressed with you as we aged and helped many of you with the transition through menopause and beyond. Your trust in me as you have navigated these junctures in your lives has fostered my love of the practice of Medicine. I will be eternally grateful for the opportunities my patients have given me to provide their care and enjoy a long and rewarding career.
If you are due or overdue for an annual exam please call our office for an appointment at your earliest convenience. We are available for in person and virtual appointments until August 31, 2020. Please check with your pharmacy to be sure any ongoing prescriptions have adequate refills as we will be unavailable and unable to refill your medications after August 31, 2020.
It is important for you to find a new gynecologist to assume your care. I encourage you to do so at your earliest convenience to ensure a smooth transition. I am pleased to inform you that Virginia Mason’s Division of Gynecology will be available to assume your Gynecologic care. Dr. Linda Mihalov and her team will be available to you should you choose to receive continuing care there. I have worked closely with Dr. Mihalov for many years. She is not only a skilled Gynecologic Surgeon, but also a certified menopause specialist and one of “Seattle’s Best Doctors”. Dr. Mihalov and her colleagues have provided surgical and hospital care for our patients for many years and I can personally attest to their high level of expertise. They plan to be available at their University Village facility.
To facilitate a smooth transfer of care, we ask that you have your new gynecologist or primary care provider request records on your behalf. If you are planning on transferring your care to Virginia Mason, there is no action needed from you. Your medical records will be available from our office until August 31, 2020. After that time, records will be maintained at Virginia Mason Medical Center and they will provide security and privacy of your records according to state and federal law. Should you need your records after August 31, 2020, please contact Virginia Mason Release of Information at (206) 223-6975 or online at www.VirginiaMason.org/Medical-Records.
While our private practice is closing, you may be able to participate in clinical research trials. Taking part in research provides women with an opportunity to contribute to new and better ways to maintain good health and to treat disorders. We offer trials for many indications, such as Hot Flashes, Birth Control, Endometriosis, Migraines, Vaccines, and more. If you would like to learn more about our clinical trials, please visit the Current Studies webpage or call 206-522-3330 x2.
I wish continued good health for you and your families during these difficult times.
Robin Kroll, MD FACOG