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I really cannot thank you and your staff enough for the superb care you gave to me

Dear Dr. Alinsod,
I really cannot thank you and your staff enough for the superb care you gave to me before, during and after my treatment on september 13, 2010. I couldn’t have been more aprehensive regarding this very extensive surgery and you gave me the confidence to go forward by outlining the rational for treatment, sharing your expertise in this area, the thorough preparation and evaluation, and for taking the time to reassure me from start to finish. It is very apparent that you are not only a great surgeon by your many successes but more importantly a genuine caring human being that values the patient docter relationship. I can say this with great confidence because I am in dentistry and deal with nervous people all day long. As health care providers we must always adminster patience, empathy,sympathy and deep commitment to quality patient care. It is obvious that you and your staff practise these principals. I have and will always refer many women to you because of your special ability to work in this delicate area with the skill of a professional.
Many many thanks to you and your entire staff. Please feel free to give my number to anyone wishing to be additionally reassured.
Sincerely yours,
Christine Jenkins


environment of total professionalism and grace

Surgery of any kind can cause great apprehension and unease. When I found out I would need surgery to overcome the major prolapse issues brought on by birthing two children, I had both of the above….but then I found Dr. Alinsod. To say he is conscientious would be a vast understatement. Never in my life have I come across a doctor that gives out his personal email and phone number to his patients for any questions or concerns….and RESPONDS immediately no matter the time of day or night ( I know from personal experience).

I had never been to a male gynecologist. The first consultation I had with him brought all of my fears to an end. Dr. Alinsod provides an environment of total professionalism and grace in situations that are not always the most pleasant to address. Rarely do you find a doctor with character that provides a bedside manor to match their expertise. I would argue that Dr. Alinsod is one of the most caring and compassionate people I have ever met. To couple that with a medical expert on a playing field high and above any one in the industry, is purely a gift. As I mentioned, I have to small children and am an avid runner. My biggest concerns were, how soon could I return to playing with and lifting my children and return to my physical activities. Dr. Alinsod explained everything in detail to me, and it played out exactly as he said it would. There were no surprises in my recovery and just as he said, I was back up and playing with my children after a couple of weeks and running after six weeks. It is my opinion that after having a life changing surgery, I would advise all women to get examined and consider the solutions available. We have access to the best resource in the world right here in Laguna Beach!

Working and consulting for surgeons in various industries, I am exposed to a mix of medical personalities. Dr. Alinsod is simply an exception to the rule. I have recommended him to all of my family and friends, even flying my sister from out of state to see him. My surgery has changed my life in ways I didn’t even know needed adjusting. I strongly recommend Dr. Alinsod and in fact the whole South Coast Urogynocology practice. It is no surprise now why he has received the Laguna Beach Award for Best Medical Practice three years in a row.

I am happy to share my story personally with you. If you would like to discuss my recommendation, please contact Dr. Alinsod’s office for my contact information.

Congratulations on the New You!

Wendy Polanco


Environment of Total Professionalism and Grace

I have known Dr. Red Alinsod for almost 30 years. I first met him when he was a pre-med student at Loma Linda Medical School. I worked for the 3562 Recruiting Squadron, United States Air Force, and was responsible for the Health Professions Scholarship Program. He applied for a scholarship and I worked extensively with him and his parents during the application process. I found him to be responsible, reliable, and professional. I stayed in contact with Red throughout his career in the Air Force and no matter where he was stationed he never forgot me at Christmas.
During this process, I made a friend in not only Red, but his parents. In fact, last year my daughter needed a medical opinion and I contacted Red. He agreed to meet with her and review her medical records. I went with her to her appointment and had the opportunity to visit his office and meet his staff. My daughter and I were introduced to his entire staff and were shown his medical offices. I found his staff to be extremely friendly and professional. He proudly introduced me as the woman who helped him (and his brother) get in the Air Force and said I was family.

I was having problems recently and corresponded with Red to obtain his recommendation on how I should proceed. He gave me his professional opinion and then he referred me to an excellent doctor in my local area who accepted Medicare. I am extremely pleased with my new doctor who is working with me to help solve my medical problem. If not for Red, I would still be “suffering.” I emailed him recently to give him an update and to thank him again. When he told me about the lawsuit filed against him, I was quite surprised. I immediately went on the internet and read what was being said about this case. I am saddened that the woman and her lawyer are “trying the case in the media” and equally saddened at the amount of publicity the media is giving it. I thought in this country a person is “innocent until proven quilty?” It is horrible that Red’s reputation is being smeared before the case has even been given its day in court.

I can tell you that I still trust Dr. Red Alinsod implicitly and would highly recommend him! What is being said about him in the press is not the person and doctor I know. The person and doctor I know has integrity, honesty, and commitment. He is dedicated to advance treatment and procedures to help women and is sensitive and caring to their needs.

Thank you. Ilse Bent

My uterus is healthy, thanks only to you

Dear Dr. Alinsod,

Wow…just read about the lawsuit…I am so sorry! So let me see if I understand it….. This so called friend has had her uterus removed, hence no chance of cancer cells etc. The so called “branded” uterus is no longer on her person. Did she not sign a consent to have her uterus sent to pathology properly labeled? Sadly it sounds like this hairdresser/friend just might need some money. I will think of her every time my already insanely expensive insurance premium is raised so that physicians can afford their insanely expensive malpractice insurance so to deal with these nuts. Harsh I know.

I’m still dumbfounded, probably because your professionalism was so evident in my visits to your office, not to mention the entire office operation very impressive. I’m an administrative coordinator for a dentist who runs an extraordinary fine-tuned practice as well…so I’m a bit more savvy and appreciative of smooth and professional operations. I actually handle the office PR and marketing, plus write our quarterly newsletter among many other things. Unfortunately there will always be unreasonable, illogical and self centered people in our lives…perhaps God’s little way of “enlightenment” or helping us see and appreciate the authentic ones we meet along the way.

With that said, here’s my favorite poem by Mother Teresa which I hope will lift up your spirit. I have a good feeling all will be fine.

People are often unreasonable, illogical and self centered; Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives; Be kind anyway.
If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies; Succeed anyway.
If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you; Be honest and frank anyway.
What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight; Build anyway.
If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous; Be happy anyway.
The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow; Do good anyway.
Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough; Give the world the best you’ve got anyway.
You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and your God; It was never between you and them anyway.

Hang in there. You are very talented and an extraordinary physician. My uterus is healthy, thanks only to you. I pray it goes in your favor.

Gratefully yours,
Catherine


You Give Your Patients Hope

Thank you Dr. Alinsod for seeing my daughter today. As you could see, she is a mess. However, because of you, she has hope.
Before we came to you, she saw a doctor in Northern California who did little but offer a prescription of pain pills. As a doctor, you have taken the responsibility of staying current on research for women’s health, and you put this into your practice. Too many doctors feel staying current with research means you stay current with the drug companies and offer your patient more pills. You have treated her with dignity, respect and most of all…care. You cared enough about her future to put boundaries in place that say this is my field, and you need to see a pain specialist for that field. You cared enough to visit her in the hospital when her admit had nothing to do with the ailments you are treating with her. You care enough, and your staff cares enough, to call us back or return our emails when she is having a flare up. You have taken time with her and showed great patience when an easy answer was what she wanted, and it could not be found. You treat each of us as if we are your family, your neighbors or your friends. I have never felt like my daughter was just another patient with insurance to bilk.

With all that you do, you give your patients hope. That is one ingredient that will never be found in a pill. It is difficult to find that in a doctor as well, but with you, it comes easy. I cannot thank you enough for all you do for my daughter and our family.

Sincerely,
Michelle


Thank you and your entire staff

Thank you and your entire staff for the wonderful service over the past few months. Though I still have upcoming procedures to do, I just want to say that I really do appreciate everything you and your staff have done for me over the past weeks. The weekly treatments in your office helped to me to really get to know your staff and I must say that you are truly blessed to have such a wonderful group of people working with you, especially Maria who went above and beyond to call me recently to find out how I was doing personally. It is rare to find people that really care about your circumstances or you as a person, so when I do I know it is a blessing. Thank you Dr. Alinsod and thanks to your entire team!

Sincerely,
Joanna Teed