Dear Dr. Amshel,
I want to thanks you for your kindness and considerations you had towards me and my
health situation and my financial one. Unfortunately, due to the hospital not wanting to work
any financial agreement with us, I had to go someplace else to resolve my health issue.
Again, Thank you so very much for doing all that you could to help me.
- Maria Cariro
I would like to thank you (once again) for providing my care over the past year. My experience
was very confusing at times, but I was always confident by knowing I had such an honest and
I love your new office. You have made a wonderful start in Sun City Center. I wish you all
the best, you certainly deserve it.
- Lori McGuire
Dear Dr. Amshel,
I’m returning to Connecticut today, and wanted to take the opportunity to thank you for your
skills and your kindness while caring for my mother (Emily Boland). Your patience and
reassurance was so comforting. Thank you again.
Thank you so much for all you did for me last week. I really appreciate everything! You
went over + beyond.
- Stephanie Haldane
Dear Mr. Rector,
Please let me take this opportunity to write and personally thank you for the excellent care
given to my mother, Mrs. Vicki Bjellos during her stay in late December and early January.
We were very pleased with the caring and positive attitudes of all your staff that were helpful and kind
throughout her visit. South Bay Hospital is so lucky to have such a dedicated workforce for your patients
and their family and guests.
I would also like to recognize the point man of the entire team that aided in her surgical
success and recovery. Dr Craig Amshel is not only a skilled surgeon and physician, but a
caring and thoughtful man whose first priority is the well being of his patients. You are
extremely fortunate to have him as part of your team and available to the area. From initial
consultation on through to follow-up care, Dr. Amshel has provided and continues to
make available his expertise and concern. We were most fortunate to have him as our
surgeon and I would respectfully request that he be formally acknowledged for his efforts.
My mother continues her recovery and we are thankful to you and your facility for all your
efforts on our behalf. If you would like to use me as a reference for future potential patients,
I am at your disposal. As is so often the case in medicine and other highly skilled endeavors,
no feedback is usually the norm, and most often any feedback is in the form of a complaint.
While useful, they rarely provide for positive reinforcement and proper motivation. I hope this
letter will show how very pleased we have been with South Bay and Dr. Amshel. We wish
you the very best of continued success and the best wishes.
With kind reguards,
As you may recall, during a recent colonoscopy you preformed on me, you discovered a tumor
that required additional surgery to remove. You recommended Dr Craig Amshel, a Surgeon in Sun
City, Fl., to perform this surgery. I sincerely thank you for recommending Dr. Amshel, and your
staff for very efficiently scheduling the appointment for me in Sun City. Within about two week's time
from the visit with you, the surgery was very successfully completed in Sun City.
For your information, in my opinion, Dr. Amshel is a highly trained, competent, and caring
physician. I would whole-heartedly recommend him, his staff, and the South Bay Hospital in Sun
City to any of your future patients that may require additional colon surgery.
You are and awesome Doctor. You worked on both my husband, and I.
Jim's colostomy was reversible, mine was not, but it's not so bad. it takes a while to get used to it,
but once you do, you don't think about it too much. We really had a rough year, but you and
your staff made it alot easier to get through and were so helpful. We're both doing better. Jim is
painting our home, and I am doing alot more walking.
Thank you again for all of your good work
Jim and Phyllis Knotek
To anyone having a colostomy.
You have to give yourself time to get use to it. it is hard but it is worth it, as I wanted
to be with my family and grandchildren alot longer, and I had rectal cancer. Having a colostomy
is giving me more time with them, and a little bag on my tummy is a small price to pay to be
able to watch my grandchildren grow up and spend time with them, and with our children.
Dear Dr Amshel and Staff,
Thank you all for all you did to help me. I couldn't have looked the earth over and found better surgical results
and such kindness and consideration from ALL your help. Even my hospital stay was pleasant. You have
given me hope I've not had in 77 years. May God bless you each and everyone.
Keep up all the warm SMILES!
I would like to thank you and your staff for being so helpful and kind to me during my time of need.
Your patience, understanding and genuine interest in the well being of your patients was very comforting
and reassuring during a difficult time. The surgical procedure you performed on me was much less painful and
a quicker recovery time than I expected. I am very thankful that I was referred
to your practice.
Words can not express how grateful I am to have found such a skilled and caring surgeon!
(see before and after pictures: graphic)