"I think the world of Dr. Hopkins. I find I can talk to him freely and he has always been there to help me. I think his staff is great too. I have found them very supportive of all my dreams and ambitions. "
"I liked Dr. Patching. Professional, interested, a nice level of detachment. I don't want emoting doctors--I want ones who will help me in a fact and science based way. I have no complaints only good thoughts about him. He spent time with me, talked with me as a peer, explained what I didn't know--all in all a fine experience. First visit only, I will know more on my second appointment in early July.
Im post-op now and I am more and more convinced that Patching is a genuis. Im not one for silly overstatement about things medical. He has done a great job for me--and the team he has at Sutter General is superb. I am very very impressed and feel very lucky to have had him as my surgeon. He is tough yet friendly; demanding but understanding--I don't think I could have asked for more. If ever I need any other kind of surgery, I will ask Dr. Patching first to do it. "