2008-07-18 / Letters

Wonderful Doctor Cares About The Women She Treats

Dear Editor,

I would appreciate for Dr. G. Francisco to be acknowledged for her outstanding work in the community of Far Rockaway.

Dr. G. Francisco is an OB/GYN at the Joseph Addabbo Family Health Centers. Their locations are on Beach Channel Drive, Central Avenue and Farmers Boulevard in Queens. The patients' prenatal care is done in one of the clinics and the delivery is at Coney Island Hospital (HHC) where she is affiliated. She has been serving the Far Rockaway community since 1997. Dr. Francisco is an excellent physician from the Philippines who goes above and beyond the call of duty.

Dr. Francisco has an extremely large percentage of high-risk cases. Being a mother herself she fully understands the needs of her clients. She treats each one of her patients like a close relative. They are treated with pride, respect, love, and compassion. Even though she is compensated with a salary for her work, one can easily see her devoted work is from the heart once they become in contact with her. She has an excellent professional and humanitarian rapport in the community.

My daughter is one of her patient. She has a weak cervix and has miscarried several times, was recently pregnant with a high-risk pregnancy. The baby arrived six weeks premature. The patient was in labor for three days with other medical complications. Dr. Francisco remained by her side and made sure that my daughter was well taken care. During that time Dr. Francisco never complained of fatigue. She was focusing on a safe delivery for my child and the other ladies waiting to give birth. Self sacrifice for her patients is the norm for Dr. Francisco. With the patient's consent she frequently updated me on the patient's prgreess and provided me with explicit explanation of her labor process. At one point my daughter's life became at risk while in labor. Dr. Francisco used her strong knowledge to help my daughter have a natural delivery.

The baby was born

on June 6, 2008. She weighed 5lbs. 5oz. And 19 inches.

I would be ungrateful if I failed to acknowledge her great support staff at the Joseph Addabbo Community Center and Coney Island Hospital for the suberb, organized and timely work that they provided.

Thanks in advance for your consideration.

KETTLY HENRY

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