Dear Valued Patient,
With a heavy heart, I am writing this letter to inform you that, effective immediately, my otolaryngology practice, Totum ENT is closing and that I will no longer be seeing patients in NYC. I have been exceptionally blessed to practice medicine on the Upper East Side for the past 25 years in a field that I love. It has been a true honor and privilege to serve you.
I have stepped away from my medical practice in order to focus 100% of my energies on the two not-for-profit organizations founded by my husband and I. Luv Michael and US Autism Homes are inspired by our own son, Michael, who is now 24yrs old and on the autism spectrum. Both organizations focus on creating meaningful lives to autistic adults beyond the lives of their parents. Please visit LuvMichael.com and usautismhomes.org if you would like to learn more about these initiatives.
Moving forward, please do not give my name as your physician for laboratory tests or x-rays. I will not be able to handle any report that might be sent to me. Custody of your medical records formerly held at my practice shall be transferred to ENT and Allergy Associates, LLP.
Now I leave you in the very capable hands of my colleagues at ENT and Allergy Associates, LLP on the Upper East Side. Otolaryngologists Peter Ashman, M.D., Won-Taek Choe, MD, Robert P. Green, MD, FACS, Chandra Ivey, MD, FACS, Guy Lin, MD, Scott B. Markowitz, MD, Steven H. Sacks, MD, FACS and Robert F. Ward, MD.
They will continue to provide you and your family with superior Ear, Nose, and Throat care.
If you choose another physician for your medical care, your medical records shall be made available to the physician you designate. Since these records are confidential, a HIPAA-compliant written authorization will be required. Please contact us at (212) 722-5570 or visit the practice’s website to make an appointment at https://www.entandallergy.com/office/east-side.
My best wishes to you and your family for health and happiness.
Lisa Liberatore, MD