Just wanted to drop you a note to thank you. In a world where HMO’s and insurance companies can complicate medicine, and in a world where healthcare workers can be overwhelmed with busy days, the two of you have found a way to excel both in your medical care for patients and your compassionate delivery. I was so pleased with the ease of my two visits. You offered your skills with such confidence, compassion, and gentleness. You allowed an atmosphere that removed my fear and helped me relax. Thank you so much for being the people that you are. I think...you are great!!!! L.S.
Wow! What a great catch!! You have more than proven yourself to me as an excellent physician. I can’t thank you enough for taking an active approach on this. Thank you, thank you, thank you! S.B.
Doctor Harrigill and Staff,
Thank you all so much for all that you did for Daddy. He was so very proud of the way that his head had healed. You all were so kind and caring and we appreciated it so much. My family will always be grateful. S.S.
Can’t thank you enough for the great care you gave me. I’m doing fine. Not the best pictures, but thought you might like to see things 2 1/2 months after surgery! Thanks again. M.K.
Dear Dr. Payne and Staff,
Thank you so much for taking care of our son and for being so kind. There’s all kinds of doctors and staff. I was a sickly child. I’ve had cancer three times and I’m an old has-been nurse. I’ve seen them all and you are top-shelf, as my Dad says.
I have some vague idea about how stressful your days can get, and yet you are always professional, always kind, always caring. It seems that my son may have my genetics for skin problems and I feel an incredible responsibility to see these things taken care of. thank you. I know you’re just doing your job, but there’s all kinds of ways to do that. I believe you’re doing it the best way, God’s way. May he bless you today and always. Sincerely, B.R.
Dear Doctors Llivina and Harrigill,
Thank you for taking such good care of us this past year. M.B. and E.B.
Thank you so much for my little gift. It is greatly appreciated. Most of all, thank you for your kindness. You are not only a beautiful person on the outside, but on the inside most of all. Thank you again! M.S.
Doctors Harrigill and Llivina,
You two are very special people and have a dramatic effect on your patients. We feel the loving and caring spirit when we come here. We wish the best for you and your family. J&BJ
A visit in your office is the way it should be. It was worth living this long to know it can happen. Sincerely, T.L.
Just a note to thank you for your wonderful medical care and treatment...wanted you to know how much I appreciate all you do for me. Cheers and best wishes, B.M.
Dear Doctors Payne and Harrigill,
High School and College Shadowing Experiences:
I had the most wonderful experience at Southern Skies. I was able to shadow Dr. Llivina and Dr. Harrigill all day. Not only was it a very interesting time but also very educational. They took the time to explain every procedure in detail to me and made sure I left with no questions. They also were very good with the patients and not only treated them, but took the time to get to know them personally. The whole office staff made me feel very welcomed and like I was a part of the team. Any future needs for dermatology for myself will be done by Southern Skies. Cannot imagine anywhere better. E.B.
Southern Skies Dermatology and Surgery,
On Tuesday, February 26th, I had the opportunity to shadow Dr. Llivina at her dermatology clinic at St. Vincent’s in St Clair. I was there from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, and it was definitely time well spent. This particular day was pretty busy. There was never a break in the schedule as patients were eagerly awaiting their appointment in the waiting room. Dr. Llivina hardly stopped for lunch! Despite the hectic schedule and the high patient demand, she took her time with each one of her patients. She was extremely thorough when examining them, and her careful eye never missed a single SK. It was evident that her patients hold her in the highest esteem. She had great interest in not only her patients’ health, but also in their everyday lives. Their faces lit up when they saw her enter the room, and if she had seen them before, a casual catch-up conversation would take place about the patient’s family, work, or hobbies. She took the time to listen to all their cares and concerns. No matter the situation, the time of day, or the type of patient, Dr. Llivina was calm, precise, and kind. Her ceaseless efforts and strong work ethic made me realize that that is exactly what doctors are meant to be, and what I need to mimic should I become a physician. It was evident that Dr. Llivina sincerely cared about each of the individual’s that entered her office. The patients who are fortunate enough to visit Southern Skies Dermatology are extremely blessed to be under her care and should be very confident that they are in the best hands. L.B.
Resident Dermatology Rotations
Dear Dr. Payne,
I cannot tell you how much I appreciate you letting me work with you over the past few weeks. Not only did you teach me a great deal about dermatology, but you taught me about good bedside manner through your encounters with your patients. I am so looking forward to having the opportunity to share my faith with my patients, and witnessing you was truly an inspiration. I wish I had more time to work with you and am sincerely grateful for your willingness to teach me. Please tell your staff how much I appreciate them being so welcoming and friendly towards me. Hope to see you soon! Sincerely, L.M.
Drs. Llivina and Harrigill,
Thank you so much for allowing me to do a derm rotation with you! I really enjoyed my time, although it was too short. It has been a huge blessing getting to know you both! I can’t thank you enough for not only teaching me so much medicine, but also for all of the advice, wisdom, encouragement, and example that you set of being a great doctor. All of us residents appreciate you more than you know! You are a big blessing to all of us! Thank you again for everything. See you around! God bless, N.S.
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