I just wanted to thank you for helping us through these first months with Maeve. We always leave your office feeling so much better. You are a blessing to all the babies and their worried parents.
I just want to thank you for your support with emma this week and last. working with you has helped me be so calm in the midst of illness. your calmness rubs off! also i feel like i have a much clearer understanding about what her body is doing which helps in that as well.
im not sure you know how much of a true blessing you are to this community and by and large the world! we are so thankful you are part of our circle of healers and friend.
(Elsa & Helena's mom)
Being a nurse, not practicing at this time, and now a Grandmother has been somewhat of a challenge. My children are older and raising them was a little different than raising children today. I often remind myself that I am of a different generation.
Don't worry, I won't write a letter after every appointment, but I wanted to write today and thank you since it was our first appointment. Lila hadn't been to another Pediatrician because we just couldn't find what we wanted: a Doctor who'd take time to understand our child and our families needs, a comfortable atmosphere (where you don't worry your child will get sick just by going for a check-up), and solid guidance while still respecting our parental wishes. I knew when we read your brochure that your practice was something we wanted to be part of and upon meeting you and having our appointment I know that you are the kind of doctor most people can only dream of for their child. We are stoked to say the least. I could compare our first appointment today to my appointments with our midwife when I was pregnant - comfortable, enough time to discuss what was needed, and being able to leave with a more positive attitude that we are not alone in situations that may arise. Thank you so much for meditating on what kind of practice you wanted to have and then making it happen (and for bringing Melisa with you- she made things so easy, so nice)! I don't know how much more room you have in your practice, but I am telling our family and friends about your Mindful Pediatrics!
"We had the privilege of working with Dr. Roy for a year and a half when he worked in Denver. My son has a chronic medical condition (hydrocephalus) which I believe would not have been diagnosed as quickly had Dr. Roy not been the Pediatrician involved in his care. The day my son had his well check and Dr. Roy noticed something amiss, he allowed us to stay in the office the entire morning while he contacted specialists, arranged for appropriate follow-up appointments and answered our questions. He was clearly concerned about my son’s medical status, as well as our emotional well-being as parents. He is an unusual medical practitioner in that he values time spent with patients and families (rather than trying to rush through to get to the next appointment), he is very open-minded about alternatives to traditional medicine, and he values parental input and the doctor-parent relationship. He is an excellent physician and a good-hearted person, and he incorporates those qualities into his medical practice, an extremely rare combination for most practitioners in the medical community."
"One night my 15 month year old son had this insane fluctuating fever that ultimately got a little over 103.4. My husband and I were beside ourselves, first because our oldest son never had fevers at this age, secondly, the fever came on like within an hour. It was somewhere around 8pm that night when I called Dr. Roy. I remembered at the time
I called that he was out of town on a retreat. I called him, got his answer machine, and left a message. Not but 10min. went by and he called back. I told him what happened, and even though on the other end I could hear that he was at a party or gathering, he took the time to talk to me and answer all my questions. He did not rush the conversation, and he made sure before I got off the phone that I felt comfortable with how to proceed. Now, some might say that this his job, and yes to some point I would agree, but I have not found one doctor out there yet that is so one-on-one. My son ended up ok, we learned that he simply handles teething with high fevers for a couple of days.
So all and all, if anyone can find a Doctor who is on call 24/7 physically and emotionally, stick with them! It is such a benefit for you and your children."
"It took a while to get used to paying for a visit to see him up front and then getting reimbersed from insurance,
but it is SO worth it to me to have a Dr. that is so thorough, available and dedicated to his practice. This weekend, I called to schedule my 2 year old for a visit(she has been fighting a bad virus for several days) I called on a Sunday - the office phone had been forwarded to his cell phone and he called me back within the hour to schedule her for the next morning! I have never had such a great pediatrician."
"I had the pleasure of visiting Dr. Roy's practice last week. He really is approaching pediatric care differently. Talking to him, it is clear that he is a dedicated pediatrician and puts his med school training and experience to good use. What makes him different is that he's not in a rush and really wants to be thorough with parents and children to address health from a holistic perspective. He's got my respect."