Dear Patients:

I am writing to inform you that 3rd Opinion will be closing permanently as of April 18, 2019. I will be available for scheduled appointments until that date. I will also write an opinion letter including my recommendations regarding any outstanding lab tests.

Your health and well-being are of the utmost importance to me and my staff. I encourage you to choose another provider as soon as possible to ensure continuity of providers and uninterrupted care.

You can find new providers in your area by visiting the Institute for Functional Medicine website, or The Minnesota Lyme Association website. If you have a medical emergency, please dial 911 or go to the nearest emergency room. As has always been a requirement at 3rd Opinion, you should already have a primary care doctor. Ongoing medical concerns should be addressed by contacting your primary care physician.

As a reminder, your healthcare records are confidential. A copy of your records can be released to you or your new provider by sending your written permission.

As many of you know this last year has been extremely trying for me. I lost my wife on November 8, 2017. I made a promise to myself to make no major changes for one year. Over the year, it became obvious to me that continuing in medical practice in New London Minnesota was impossible for me.

I was offered a position with the Open Medicine Institute. They are dedicated to researching systems level medical interventions. Specifically, we will be doing research on the Treatment of Tick Borne diseases within the context of functional medicine. The first demonstration clinic will be opening in Minocqua, Wisconsin. My primary duties will involve the development of research protocols and supervising the research remotely. If you would like to see one of my colleagues who will be working in that clinic, you can contact them at ticks@openmedicineinstitute.org You may also schedule a virtual visit with me or other providers through the Open Medicine Institute. They are a cash only clinic.

I would like to express my deepest gratitude to all of you for trusting in 3rd Opinion and me these many years.

Sincerely,

Thomas A. Sult, M.D.

3rd Opinion Co.