Thoughts on retirement


As her time at Tri Rivers comes to an end, Judith H. Esman, MD, shared some thoughts on her patients, her Tri Rivers family and what’s next as she heads into retirement.

It has been my great honor to work at Tri Rivers for the past 14 years. I am grateful to work for an organization with such fine and dedicated people. This includes the techs, nurses, managers, administrative staff and providers all working in unison to deliver exceptional care to our patients. I truly feel that our organization’s commitment to excellence is what sets us apart. When we face challenges, such as the Covid-19 pandemic, we have an “all-hands-on-deck” approach to tackle and solve problems together.

I greatly value the relationships I’ve developed with my coworkers and will miss everyone. I will also miss many of my longstanding patients who have been with me through the course of several practice venues – some for more than 25 years. I’ve been with them through illness, surgery, deaths of family members, weddings, births of children and grandchildren, and other life events. They – like my colleagues – are family to me in many ways.

After the pandemic, I hope to do some relief medicine in a developing country. Of course, some of the typical retirement “to dos” make my list as well:  get a dog, learn Spanish, photography, gardening and philanthropy. And hopefully, travel the world ….

I will miss everyone who is part of the Tri Rivers family. I hope to keep in touch and continue to be part of this amazing group.


Judith H. Esman, MD