Physician Referral Letter

To My Dear Patients and Referring Providers,

I have been fortunate to be one of the few surgeons trained and now providing specialized transgender reconstructive surgery. Due to the volume of this specialty and also trying to balance the volume of my Urogynecology Center of San Francisco practice, I need to refocus and simplify my practice to provide the standard of care I believe is necessary for my patients.

With mixed emotions, I will be closing Urogynecology Center of San Francisco. I have taken care of many of you for long periods of time, up to 19 years. I have delivered your children, seen your mothers, daughters and other family members. And for my recent patients, I thank you for allowing me the honor of taking care of you, providing services and surgery. I treasure the relationships that I have developed with you.

Because of these relationships and the breadth of care you need, I am providing a list of providers whom I have collaborated with and trust. I will be seeing scheduled patients until the end of July. For all Medicare insured patients: as of 07/01/18, I will no longer be accepting Medicare. The last day of my urogynecology practice will be 07/31/18.

At this point, during the transition to MoZaic Care, Inc. (Transgender Surgery) fulltime, well woman visits for established patients can be scheduled with my nurse practitioner, Liz Riley. My staff will be happy to provide the help you need in transferring your care.

Enclosed with this letter is a medical records release form. Please complete and sign the authorization if you would like a copy of your medical records transferred to another doctor or to yourself. Please allow 10 business days for the completion of your request. There is a copying fee of $25.00 prior to all records being released. Providers that share my EHR (Electronic Health Record) are noted on page two and will have access to your medical records.

Thank you again for the opportunity to provide for your healthcare needs and best wishes for your future health.

Heidi Wittenberg, MD MS FPMRS

Provider Referral List

Providers Specialty Sub-Specialty Location Contact Number
Sharon Knight, MD Urogynecology Incontinence, Prolapse CPMC 415.600.0910
Savith Krishnan, MD Urogynecology Incontinence, Prolapse, Interstim Neuromodulation Palo Alto 650.934.7530
Raul Hernandez, MD
(Shared EHR system)
Urology Incontinence, Urologic Issues, Kidney Issues, Laser Treatment for Incontinence/Vaginal Rejuvenation CPMC 415.861.0600
Anne Suskind, MD Urology Interstim Neuromodulation, Incontinence, Kidney Issues UCSF 415.353.2200
Leslie Kardos, MD
(Shared EHR system)
Gynecology Gynecological Care, Advanced Minimally Invasive Surgery, Robotic Surgery San Francisco 415.426.7859
Doug Rittenhouse, MD Gynecology Gynecological Care, Advanced Minimally Invasive Surgery, Robotic Surgery Daly City 650.238.6244
Golden Gate OBGYN OB/GYN General OB/GYN Care San Francisco 415.666.1250