To the editor:
The Aug. 27 article in the Journal-World about cancer survivor Harold Lake was well-written and very much appreciated by us. Harold and I were so glad to highlight Lawrence Memorial Hospital, the LMH oncology unit and its staff. However, we also know that without the care of Harold’s primary care physician, Gerald Pees, who first picked up on the problem of his low oxygen levels, none of Harold’s recovery would have happened. We owe a great level of gratitude to Dr. Pees and his nurses for giving their attention to Harold and always answering our calls and working us in for visits as Harold struggled to get all his systems back to normal.
They are just another example of how fortunate we are to live in Lawrence where physicians still care using the most modern medicine with old-fashioned values of patient care.