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LymeXtu
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We received a letter from his office asking for help once again:


July 28, 2014

Thank you for your financial support enabling me to successfully treat your children and grandchildren. I thought that the financial crisis that I’ve had since December 2013 had ended as a result of your support.

Unfortunately, another financial crisis has arisen. Three weeks ago, one of my staff had to abruptly leave her position at my office. Her doing so was sudden and devastating as I now have only two medical assistants/phlebotomists to carry on all aspects of the practice instead of three.

As a result of her leaving, we could not see the number of patients necessary to generate an income to support a full time practice. In order to obtain sufficient funds to keep the practice financially solid, it is necessary for me to see six to eight patients per day. We can now only see three to four as the result of only having two nurses on staff.

This has created a tremendous financial void. I am unable to meet payroll on July 31, 2014 and fulfill other business expenses. In fact, $50,000 is needed by 8/1/2014! Part of that money will be used to obtain a new medical assistant/phlebotomist. We have a waiting list of over 80 new patients waiting to be seen. Once the office is once again in homeostasis, that waiting list will no longer exist and the patients will all be seen in a prompt fashion once again.

I regret having to request more financial support, but it is necessary and urgent! Please send what you can to help me out from the current financial crisis! I want to be able to continue to heal the children.

Please use the www.DrJonesKids.com website to make PayPal donations. If a check is easier for you, please mail the check to Dr. Jones’ office and write ‘Gift’ in the memo section.

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beaches
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I got the letter too, along with a letter from parents who had volunteered in the office the prior weekend.

I was very surprised. I thought the crisis was over, and sorry to hear that it isn't.

I wonder who left? All the ladies were wonderful.

I hope he gets more donations. We have been donating since day one. Back then, we were able to give so much more. These days, our contributions have been much more modest due to medical expenses.

I hope other parents come through for him!

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randibear
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ummm I've never heard of a drs office asking for money. there are plenty no hundreds of people looking for jobs. surely it wouldn't take that long to hire somebody.

my dr hired somebody in less than as week.

I don't know...

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up. Oh, no, hasn't he had enough trials? He's 85, if I remember correctly. God bless his soul. I wish there were someone who would step up to train long-term with him to take over when he can't any longer.

People have trained short-term with him, but no one has been brave enough to go beyond that, seeing how they have crucified him. Sad, sad, sad.

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beaches
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Randi, if you visited his office you'd understand why they would have a hard time finding a medical assistant.

It's a very high volume office in terms of patients with extremely complicated medical situations, not to mention that they are bombarded with requests for notes to school systems.

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randibear
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I'm not knocking the doctor. I'm jus saying there are so many people out of work that surely they could find somebody.

I just dont understand, sorry.

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beaches
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Yes, I understand what you are saying.

But the best peds LLMD needs a very highly qualified person, both in terms of understanding young Lyme Disease patients and having the ability to hustle big time in a very busy office.

Not many have these qualifications.

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Ranid... seems the problem is that the person had to leave abruptly. It takes time to find a GOOD person. Plus, they will not be as fast as the trained person... so things will still be slow for awhile.

Hope he can raise the funds. Poor man! The children need him!

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