August 13, 2015

To my Patients, Colleagues and Friends:

I am writing to let you know that I am retiring from the practice of medicine. I want to take this opportunity to thank you for being part of my wonderful, rewarding career as an orthopedic surgeon.

During my career, I have had the unparalleled honor of serving patients representing a cross-section of our community from those very young members who have suffered sports-related injuries to those more senior members who have needed assistance with age-related issues. There is nothing more rewarding to a surgeon than being able to use his or her education and training to help alleviate pain and suffering and shepherd a patient on to the road of recovery.

As I bid my clinical career farewell, I must give a nod of deep respect and appreciation to the medical and support staff of St. Clair Hospital. In my opinion, there is no finer facility dedicated to patient care and the community which it serves than St. Clair Hospital. I am confident that you and all of my patients will be in the most competent, caring hands available, should you continue your care with any of the highly qualified orthopedic surgeons that operate at St. Clair Hospital. If you would like to schedule an appointment to follow-up with another surgeon at St. Clair Hospital, please contact:

Dr. Brett Perricelli, South Hills Orthopaedic Surgery Associates for those who are in need of a total hip and knee replacement and other general orthopedic care – 412-283-0260

Dr. Duke Thomas, Greater Pittsburgh Orthopaedic Associates for those who are in need of care for spinal problems including lower back and neck issues – 412-262-7800

Dr. Patrick McMahon, McMahon Orthopedics and Rehabilitation for those who are in need of care for conditions of the arm, shoulder, elbow or other general orthopedic issues - 412-431-7342

These physicians will be happy to assist you in transferring your care to another provider at St. Clair Hospital.

For those of my patients being treated for work related conditions, please contact your claims manager so that your care may be transferred to a panel treating physician appropriate to your condition.

Please rest assured that I remain available to answer any questions or concerns that may arise in relation to any transitional care issues. If you have any questions regarding your on-going care, financial questions related to your past services, or want to request a copy of your records, please call my office at 412-276-0267.

I wish you all a happy and healthy future!

All the Best,

Jon B. Tucker, M.D.