To my dear patients and families,
I am writing to let you know that I will be retiring mid-December of this year.
I am anticipating retirement with both excitement and wistful sadness. I have been so fortunate
in my 33 years of practice to have been a small part of your journeys into and through childhood
and parenthood. To have witnessed the unfolding of your persons from birth to adulthood is an
honor. To have seen you and your families meet your challenges with strength and grace is a
gift that I cherish with gratitude and awe. I have learned so much from all of you.
It has also been uplifting to have seen so much scientific progress in preventing and curing
illness during my career in Pediatrics. Practice has changed for the better, and will continue to
do so, but the smiles and insights of children are timeless and universal.
In retirement I plan to spend time with family, especially my new grandchild, and to continue
cooking and eating and knitting and singing and whatever exercise my aging joints will allow.
I am confident that you are all in good hands with my able partners at Allegro.
Joan Robertson, MD, FAAP