The last weekend in August, 2013 found a sad missive in local’s mailboxes.
It was a letter from the Ocean Beach Medical Group, located at 1947 Cable Street, announcing the imminent retirement of Dr. Jeoffry Gordon.
Dr. Gordon, a longtime medical practitioner in our community has decided to retire, effective November 1, 2013. In the one-page letter of correspondence, Dr. Gordon said “it has been my privilege to serve your needs as a family doctor and health systems advocate for many years.”
The good doctor has been practicing the art of medicine going on 30 years but Dr. Gordon acknowledged “the time has come to retire.”
Dr. Gordon was a fan and a longtime advertiser on the OB Rag blogsite. With a leftist / liberal political leaning, the doctor was a good, natural fit for the Ocean Beach community. His staff was excellent and always very helpful. A few nay-sayers on Yelp.com chastised the good doctor for being uncommunicative or grumpy but I liked Dr. Gordon and never felt intimidated by his professional manner.
Wanting his patients to have continued access to great medical care, Dr. Gordon gave referrals to other doctors in the area and information on how to transfer to new medical groups. The last day that Dr. Gordon will have his Medical Group business open and seeing patients is expected to be October 18th. T0he staff is planning on throwing a farewell party from 2-6 p.m.that day, where all are invited to come say good-by.
With his impending retirement, Dr. Gordon does not seem to be worried about keeping busy. In fact, the Doc night even be busier then ever, now that he does not have to be working for a living anymore. Maybe he might like to take a stab at writing some medically-themed stories for the OB Rag? Good-bye and good luck in retirement to O.B.’s beloved Dr. Jeoffry Gordon.