OHC Physician Dr. Doug Hawley Announces Retirement
It is with great sadness that we at OHC announce the May 1 retirement of our dear friend, and one of our five founding physicians, Doug Hawley, M.D.
In a letter sent to his patients, Dr. Hawley explained, “I love what I do now; I am as enthusiastic as I was 30 years ago when I first started my practice. But, as I turn 65 years old this coming year, I worry that the 18 hour days, missed meals and missed sleep are becoming and increasing threat to my good health. Although I would love to do this until age 90, I just don’t think it’s realistic.”
He added, “…the thought of leaving my practice has been an intensely difficult one. It has been an honor and an unbelievable privilege to care for each and everyone of you, and there is a strong chance I will be thinking about you for years to come.”
For all of us who know and work with Dr. Hawley, it’s no small statement that we feel exactly the same way about him.
We at OHC, and his many patients, appreciate and are grateful for the OHC that he helped shape and grow. We are today one of the nation’s largest oncology groups, and importantly, the Tri-state’s only remaining independent oncology practice. What a tremendous legacy!
For those of you who wonder about your future care, you’re in caring, skilled hands. Per Dr. Hawley’s recommendation, you will be wonderfully cared for in the OHC tradition by his partners Dr. Randy Drosick and Dr. Irfan Firdaus at the new OHC Eden Park office located at 2025 Reading Road (opens May 18).
In addition, Dr. Mauricio Escobar will be joining our Eden Park team in early July. Advanced Practice Providers (APPs) Andy Guinigundo, Aimee Brown, Brooke Gillespie, and Lisa Moorman will continue to provide you with excellent continuity of care.
Dr. Hawley, your OHC family will greatly miss you. As will your patients. We will honor you by continuing our care for each and every patient with the same dedication, skill, and compassion that you so freely gave for 30 years.
And for those of you who want to know what’s next for Dr. Hawley, among other things, he will be passing along his experience and knowledge to future generations of physicians as a professor of medicine at the University of Cincinnati.