You were always kind and considerate

Dear Friends at Midwest Plastic Surgery

Thank you for your help in getting me through this past year. You were always kind and considerate.

Happy Thanksgiving and please know you are appreciated.


I know it would not be possible to have my finger right now if it wasn’t for you

Dear Dr. Schaefer,

I just wanted to send a thank you for all the hard work you did. I know it would not be possible to have my finger right now if it wasn’t for you. I use it (well sorta) every day. I look back at the situation and know you took a big leap for me which I don’t think I can thank you enough. I know there were plenty of other doctor’s asked and couldn’t do it but you stepped up to the challenge and helped me. Thanks for all the work after the surgery as well and just being kind and worried every time I came in. For the tips on how to keep it warm and how to make sure I keep the finger forever. I sent you this collage of before, during and after picture to show I’m so grateful for the hard work you put in to saving my finger. Like I said before I don’t think I could ever show you the amount of gratitude I have towards you but thank you again,

Thank you for being there

…with a little “Hi” and a Thank You for a Great DNS Visit. I enjoyed meeting you and your staff. Thank you for being there.

You were her favorite doctor in her very difficult journey

Dr Schaefer,

I wanted to take a moment to say thank you for being so kind, caring and compassionate towards my mother during her entire journey with breast cancer. She lost her battle August 3, 2013.

From the beginning of her journey at Abbott, she felt your passion and she trusted you would be dedicated to do your part to make her feel better.

She appreciated the fact that you always made yourself available to her when she needed you! Even five years later she was touched by your intensity and compassion. She truly believed you cared for her, as a person, not just as a patient.

You did so much more for her than just make her look and feel “whole” again. You listened to her, comforted her and helped her find pathways to reach positive avenues for her concerns.

You were her favorite doctor in her very difficult journey. When she felt no one would listen or that no one cared, she called your office and when she didn’t feel calling you was appropriate, she would tell me she wished the doctor she was working with was more like Dr. Schaefer!

She appreciated that she always felt like she was “heard” by you. She also appreciate your direct and honest answers.

I am very grateful that she had you in her journey! I appreciated all the positive things you gave her emotionally, cosmetically, professionally, and personally. Thank you!

I appreciate your talent and your compassion

Dr Schaefer, Amber and Debbie,

I want to thank all of you for your care for me this past year. I appreciate your talent and your compassion. May you each have a lovely holiday season and many blessings in the New Year.