Office Notice for Saturday Oct 22, 2018

If you are coming to the office Saturday for an appointment or Dr. Long’s Retirement Party and our 50TH Anniversary Party please note the 33rd Annual Sandy Springs Heritage Festival will be going on as well. They will be using our parking lot for shuttles to the Festival. Our reserved parking spaces will still be available for patients being seen.

Mt. Vernon Hwy will be closed from Sandy Springs Circle east to Galambos Way beginning Fri. Sept, 21 at 1pm. Mt. Vernon Hwy will be closed on Saturday between Lake Forrest and Sandy Springs Circle from 6am until 9am or all runners have passed.

We hope you will drop by to say Goodbye to Dr. Long as well as letting your children have some fun with games, face painting etc. We will have some snacks available as well.

Our Thoughts & Prayers….

…go out to Dr. Estonna Wells-Jarrett and her family after the loss of her daughter, Alexis. We will miss Alexis and will always remember her warm smile and cheerful nature she brought with her visits to us.

Services will be held Saturday, August 18, viewing at 12:30 and service at 1:30 at Elizabeth Baptist Church, 4245 Cascade Road, Atlanta.

A fund has been set up in Alexis’ name at her school: MDE School of East Cobb, Fund for Alexis Jarrett, 1517 Johnson Ferry Road #100, Marietta, GA 30062.

Letter from Dr. John Long

As some of you already know, I will be retiring from Sandy Springs Pediatrics at the end of August. It has been nearly 30 years since I joined SSP as the youngest physician in the group. I certainly can’t claim that distinction now, but happily we have added many fine young pediatricians to our group over the years. Most of my original colleagues have already retired, save one who is still going strong.

It has been a pleasure to participate in the care of your children and to share your joy as they grew and accomplished amazing things. My time at Sandy Springs Pediatrics roughly coincided with the arrival of my son and daughter – events that added a new and wonderful dimension to my work that I had not anticipated.

Many have asked what I plan to do after retiring. I have many ideas. First, I plan to devote more time to my hobby – photography. Maybe I’ll finally create my own website or have a show. Also I hope to take some postponed trips with my family, read all those books still on the shelf and maybe take some college courses I missed the first time around.

To all of my patients and families, thank you for sharing your lives with me. May your futures be blessed with abundant health and happiness.

John Long, MD