To my patients:

One week from today, on October 15th, I will undergo a left total hip arthroplasty at UAMS.  I will, therefore, have to close the office on that day, as well as the following week, October 13th and 15th.

At this point, barring unforeseen circumstances, I plan to reopen on 10/27.

I expect to be available for phone/text/e mail as soon as 10/16 so there should be no major lapse in coverage.

Let me know if you have questions.