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Dr. Hughes resignation notice

Dear Valued Patients:

It is with great sadness that we share that Dr. Hughes has resigned from Western Valley Family Practice effective immediately. He has made this decision due to personal reasons and asks that the employees and his patients respect his privacy. We understand that this news is unexpected and shocking and want to be sure you know we are here to support and guide all you as we pursue our mission to provide high quality care to our patients.

At this time, we do not have another physician to take over Dr. Hughes assigned patients. However, we are committed to providing you with the high-quality healthcare you have experienced with Dr. Hughes and commit to meeting your needs as a patient through a team-based care approach. For the foreseeable future you may see more than one of our physicians or advanced practitioners when scheduling appointments at our clinic.

We will notify our patients through our website when we hire another physician who can provide you an improved continuity of care experience. Thank you for your understanding during this unexpected transition. If you have other questions about this matter feel free to email us at

Best Regards,

Heather Steele, MHA
Medical Home Practice Director
Western Valley Family Practice