Dear Patient (USA):
In some locations, there is a fierce competition among surgeons and physicians. If you want to support your physician or surgeon who you felt gave you exceptional treatment, or whose services you believe are valuable to the community, do not hesitate to write a letter of support to the hospital's CEO, Director of Quality Assurance, and Chief of Staff. Make sure that you send a copy to your doctor for her/his records. You never know, that may help keeping the doctor in practice to service you and your community. This is your chance to "vote" for those whom you want to stay in practice. Just a thought!