Retirement Letter

20 September 2019

Dear Patients,

It is with mixed emotions that I am announcing my retirement from my medical practice, effective 10/15/2019. It has been a great pleasure providing for your health care needs over the years.

As of 10/16/2019, Dr. Elena Garcia will be taking over my practice. I am pleased that you have the opportunity to have her as your physician.  Dr. Garcia is a well-trained graduate of the University of Texas Medical School, Houston, Texas.  She completed her residency at Memorial Southwest Hospital in Houston, Texas and is Board Certified by the American Board of Family Medicine.  Additionally, she was named Doctor of the Year in March 2010 by the Conroe Courier. I feel comfortable leaving you in her capable hands.  I think you will find her warm, caring, compassionate, and extremely knowledgeable. The transition should be seamless as she will be seeing patients for weight loss, BioTE, and laser tattoo removal.   Of course, you may seek medical care from another doctor if you like.  If you choose to do so, I recommend looking for a new physician as soon as possible.  Your local Medical Society can help you begin your search by giving you the names of doctors in the area who are accepting new patients.  

I will be available either in my office or by telephone for at least 30 days from the date of this letter.

Your medical records are confidential, and a copy can be transferred to another doctor or released to you or another person you designate only through your permission. If you plan to continue with this office, you can sign an authorization form to release your files to Dr. Garcia on your next visit.  If you choose to see a different physician, please sign the enclosed authorization form and return it to my office as soon as possible so we may transfer your records to your new doctor.  Until then, your records will remain on file at my former office.


I have greatly valued our relationship and thank you for your loyalty and friendship over the years.  Best wishes for your future health.


Benton Baker III, M.D.

Benton Baker III, M.D.