A Message from Barbara to All of Our Wonderful Patients

A message from Barbara to all of our wonderful patients,  

A very big thanks goes out to all of you who have been so supportive and kind over the last 8 months.  Losing Dr. Bothe so suddenly was something I didn’t think I would survive but I have, in no small part due to the love from so many of you through this time.  My goal was to pave the way for a smooth transition from Dr. Bothe and me to Lisa and I feel like that work is now complete.  

The time has come for me to explore new opportunities, which means it is time to say goodbye to you.  My last day with the practice is February 11 and I wish I could see each of you in person before I go. As that is not possible, I am writing instead to tell you how much you mean to me.  

As most of you know, Dr. Bothe and Lisa have worked side by side for 7 years.  In that time, knowing he would someday need a successor, he poured his knowledge into Lisa and she learned well.  Without a doubt, Legacy Recovery and Wellness led by Lisa Wheeler, is the finest place for you to receive the best care possible.  

I will treasure the memory of our time together and carry this joy with me always.  


Barbara Bothe  

21 thoughts on “A Message from Barbara to All of Our Wonderful Patients”

  1. Barbara,
    You will be missed. Thank you and your family for caring about me and my well-being and treating like family. I pray your greatest desires is the least you receive. Many blessings, my friend. Take care of you.

    1. Barbara
      You will be missed. You have been wonderful to and me. Best of luck in your future. David and Kim linville

  2. There is not many things that make me cry or many people I trust however I cried for Doc and I trusted him and I will cry over losing you as I also trust you I will miss you so take care and if you ever need anything please let me know

  3. I’m going to miss you so much, Barbara. your smile, acceptance and unconditional love I indeed felt from you.
    I wish you the very best as you move on. I know you will be a blessing wherever you go.
    Take care

  4. I am so disappointment and seeing you leave doesn’t make it any easier but I hope you find better opportunities and you have a wonderful future ahead of you I will miss you feel free to call me anytime I did enjoy our conversations and your company ! Nothing but my best wishes for you sincerely cowboy

  5. Ok as you know I have learned to love and trust you in my health for few good years so if yo leave you go stand and thrive as I know you can !!
    I will miss you honey your the best!! Stay in touch ok
    With love Cynthia (Cindylu) Messer

  6. I’m going to miss you so so much you were there for me when I had a crisis when you had your own to deal with and that just says alot about you Barbara.


  7. Sad to see you go. Happy to see that you have a new journey. Loved every minute of knowing you.. The 1st time you answered the phone for Dr Bothe I knew I was in a welcoming, loving office. That hasn’t changed. I wish you the best and you will be missed. You are loved by me.

  8. Barbara,
    You Whitney and your family will solely be missed by my family, myself and all of the patient’s here. We will all be praying for y’all and wish y’all the very best in all that you do.
    Thank you all for the bottom of my heart ❤️
    Good Bless

  9. Barbara,
    I just wanted to say thank you for everything you have done for me. I know that every time I came into the office, I looked forward to seeing your friendly smile and you will be truly missed. I want to thank you for treating me like a person and not just a patient. I wish you the best of luck with whatever you decide to do next. I’m sure you will be excellent.

  10. Barbara,
    Thank you for taking me in with open caring arms years ago. I wouldn’t be where I’m at without Dr. Bothe, Whitney, Lisa, Christine, and you! You will be missed!
    I hope you have great adventures and write many books. You’re definitely leaving us in wonderful caring hands with Lisa. Thank you again for everything.
    Take care and God bless,

  11. Barbara,
    Thank you so much for being so nice to me everytime I saw you. You made me feel like family everytime I visited the office and everytime we spoke on the phone. I will miss you and I wish you nothing but the best for you moving forward.

  12. Barbara I am going to miss you so much. thank you so much for all your advice I am ever so thankful to got know you and doctor both and and Whitney and everyone. You will always be in my thoughts and my prayers thank you for everything you will be missed

  13. Thank you for all you have done to help me and make me feel welcome! I think back to how scared I was then the day that I got a text from you asking if you could call me and after talking to you I knew I had found where I belonged… you’ll never know what that did to set my mind at ease and how much I needed that. Good luck on your journey you deserve all the happiness ❤️

  14. Barbara,
    Talking to my father he’s made it very clear how much he truely misses Dr. Bothe. It saddens him now to hear that you’re leaving the practice as he’s grown close to you as well over the years, but wishes you the best in moving forward. He wants to convey his thanks to the both of you and to let you know you will be missed as well. You have a beautiful family and big hearts, thank you.

  15. Dr. Bothe seemed like a friend as well as a doctor and from the first time I met you you were so friendly and outgoing. I felt I had found the perfect place for my treatment. I will always treasure these memories & be thankful. May God bless you and your family as you more forward in life. You will be missed!

  16. Even when Dr Bothe passed you were there , not smiling but strong, steady and doing far more than anyone expected, in fact, doing your job when no one even expected you to be there. For all the years your only mood was good/ positive/patient. And you were obviously totally competent and knowledgeable, always quietly. Staying for 7 months had to be very difficult for several reasons of which you are well aware and you’ve done it with grace and unobtrusively tho I am sure that meant courage every morning, conscious deference and quiet hurt. When no one understands- and humans have never learned true empathy tho many truly try- you are really always somewhat alone until the pain of all these components finally passes. Unfortunately not a fast process or one that can be sped up. New directions will not only be healing, hopefully exciting , but also let your talents really shine and display as all your own. Sorry to lose your friendly face but happy to see you moving towards the greatest positive outcome, your own.

  17. I have tried day after day only to have my messages disappear. Today I got flagged as malicious. It was quite the opposite. So just going to say thanks for years of kindness, for watching you maintainable witorsch such warmth and grace these last awful months, and to wish you well in future plans and endeavors.

  18. Being part of Dr. Bothe’s private practice was a wonderfully pleasant experience; it was like being a part of your family! The first time I met you, Barbara, and then Whitney (after deciding to continue with Dr. Bothe and transferring to his private practice) I felt right at home. You were both so friendly and personable, always complementing and showing interest in me as a person, not just as a patient. You certainly will be missed! God Bless!!!

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