I was diagnosed with an incurable form of leukemia in 2004. I was introduced at that time to Dr Beckworth who has been my doctor since. He treated me with chemo twice and placed me on a new drug 2 years ago that has worked extremely well. Needless to say we have come to know each other well. Yesterday I got a letter saying he is retiring. I am very upset about this. I don’t want a different doctor!

I saw Beckworth today and he is excited about the next stage in his life. After 45 years it will be a big change for him and I wish him well.