It is with sadness that we wish to announce the retirement of Dr Teresa Reitano, our longest serving General Practitioner after 25 years. She joined the Practice as a GP Trainee in 1995, working with Dr Brian Calder and Dr Alastair Woodburn, and then becoming a Partner the following year after the retirement of Dr Roger Watkins. She has been a central figure in the Practice since that time and worked with a succession of further partners, but none so dear to her as her late great friend Dr Liz Underwood.
Dr Teresa Reitano has been a resident of Helensburgh for her whole life. Her family owned and operated the Augusta Lodge Café for many years and Teresa was a pupil at Lomond School. She progressed to study medicine at the University of Glasgow, graduating in 1992 and then returning to Helensburgh in 1995. Her dedication and commitment to the wellbeing of the people of her own home town over the years has made her a much loved and respected member of our society and a true ‘Family Doctor’, who will be missed by patients and colleagues alike.
Teresa wishes to say goodbye to all her patients, many of whom she has cared for over many years, and to thank all of her friends and colleagues for their kind wishes and support. She hopes that she will be able to remain in contact with everyone as she moves into her retirement. The Practice will not be the same without her, and as we pass on our very best wishes to Teresa and her family, we too hope that she will remain our close friend for years to come.