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Got My Hearing Back

Dear Dr Danner,

Thank you! Due to my health there are many who would not have performed the surgery. I just wanted to thank you for your compassion, patience, and knowledge. Having my hearing back will give me a much better quality of life!

Thanks again,


Taking Care of Me

Dear Dr Danner,

I just wanted to say thank you for taking care of me yesterday!  I am resting at home and recovering very well.  I've hardly had any pain, but I do keep asking my mom if she can take the cover off my ear.  She says we can't...


Single Sided Deafness

Dear Dr Danner,

Unfortunately I lost the hearing in my right ear.  Fortunately I was blessed in finding you.  You are a doctor in the truest form of the word - knowledgeable, caring, warm, compassionate, and understanding.  Thank you for helping me find my way through this trying time.  Not only am I lucky but I am also very proud to be your patient.


Just Like a Rose

Dear Dr Bartels,

On a recent medical visit, a new physician reviewed my medical history.   As she came upon the notation of the removal of an acoustic neuroma on my left balance and hearing nerve, she quickly looked up at my face.  The first thing she asked me was, "Who was your doctor?"  I smiled and told her that I was very fortunate to have been under your care in Tampa, FL.  This is not the first time I have been asked this question.

To update you, in 1998 and 1997, I had MRI's.  Both were negative for any tumor on the right side and any re-growth on the left side.  Over the years, I have managed to compensate for the lack of stereo hearing.  But after all these years, my right ear is now getting tired of doing the work of two.  I've tried a CROS aid and a digital hearing aid but caused more problems than assistance.

Twenty years ago, I woke up in ICU.  You asked me to smile.  When I did, you said, "Just like a rose!" That rose has continued to blossom and grow thanks to your skills as a surgeon.  I remarried and graduated from college ten years ago.  There is only one way to express my gratitude for giving me the rest of my life, thank you.

Sincerely yours,


Sharing Many More Milestones

Dear Dr Bartels,

I write to you today to extend my sincere gratitude and appreciation that I feel for the acts that you have done for my husband J.A. and our family.  He's a loving father of three wonderful accomplishing daughters and a great grandfather.  And you have given him the opportunity to share many more milestones with them.  When other men of your education were seen by him, he was given little hope, but when he cam to you, you were the only one that gave him hope and longer life to live.  My sincerest of blessings and happiness to you and your family in the holidays to come.  Please remember that in our family you will always be seen as and angel and as a blessing to us all.

Thank you,


Hearing Better

Hi Dr Danner,

I got your message and wanted to let you know I'm doing well.  I'm getting lots of rest and catered to by my boyfriend.

It may just be my imagination, but I think I could hear better when I woke up from the anesthesia.  I wasn't expecting that!  It truly is amazing to me that what I once believed to be impossible is possible through people like you.  Thank you so much for the work you do.  Incredible!

I look forward to seeing you again at the post op appointment.



Good afternoon Dr Danner,

I wish to THANK YOU for taking the time from your busy schedule yesterday afternoon to clarify issues that impact a pending health care decision that I have under consideration.  Most especially, I wish to THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE!



Safe Place

To my fantastic Dr Danner and every person who makes this practice a safe place for us patients,

Dear folks, this is not only to wish each and everyone of you a very Happy and Merry Christmas and super year, this is also to say thank you to each and every person for taking such awesome care of me and for working as such an awesome team.  You folks rock!

Peace and love to all,