I had my routine scheduled cleaning appointment for November 1st. I received a call asking me to reschedule stating that the doctor was cutting down her hours and only going to be there on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. I rescheduled for Wednesday, November 10th. After I finished my cleaning the hygienist said the doctor would be with me for my exam. She said Dr. Golden would be there in about 20 minutes and maybe I won’t get to see her. I was confused. She informed me that Dr. Golden retired.I was completely surprised as I was not notified up until that moment that I would not be seeing doctor Golden. When the doctor there entered the room she said that Dr. Golden was on medical leave. Earlier this month the office staff my eye doctor called to inform me that she would not be there on my schedule appointment day due to family emergency but that another physician could see me who I did see on my I scheduled day. I feel very strongly that someone from the office should have notified me that I would not be seeing Dr. Golden prior to my visit. I have been seeing Dr. Golden for several years and would have expected this courtesy. Dr. Golden always treated me as a person not just a patient. I hope you acknowledge my concern and feelings and inform other patients who have upcoming scheduled appointments with Dr. Golden so they are not blindsided as I was!