Thank a Doctor or Health Care Facility | Letter-Writing Guide


A brief letter thanking a doctor or health care facility is a simple, courteous way of showing appreciation and gratitude for excellent service. It sends the message to your health care provider that you place confidence in his or her care.


1. State your appreciation immediately as the reason for your letter.

  • Thank you for helping us bring Eric into the world without any complications.
  • As a token of appreciation for your saving her life, Anne sketched this portrait of you.
  • Our family would like to express our heartfelt appreciation to Dr. Doe and his staff for the excellent care our mother received at Doe Convalescent Home.
  • Before I depart to begin life anew, I wish to express my gratitude to all those who aided my recovery at the Rehabilitation Center.
  • Now that Father is gone, our family wishes to thank you for making his final months as comfortable and meaningful as possible.
  • We wish to thank you for attending to our son's injury at the after-hours clinic.
  • all those who helped
  • appreciate your dedication to
  • are so grateful to
  • as a token of appreciation
  • as a result of your efforts
  • doing a remarkably good job
  • during this difficult time
  • express our heartfelt thanks to
  • express our sincere appreciation
  • express my gratitude to
  • for doing such a wonderful job
  • for helping us to
  • for going the extra mile
  • for the excellent care you gave to
  • for working so hard to
  • for your hard work and dedication
  • keep up the good work
  • making his final months so
  • really made a difference to
  • thank you so much for
  • thanks to the tireless efforts of
  • to begin life anew
  • to each one of you
  • want to express
  • want to thank you for
  • was so impressed by
  • were a pleasure to deal with
  • without any further complications
  • your kindness to
  • your unending patience

2. Compliment your reader.

  • You have given us every reason to feel confidence in your knowledge and skill as a physician.
  • Without your quick diagnosis and skilled hands, our daughter would not be celebrating her fifth birthday.
  • Your patience, sensitivity, and genuine concern enabled our mother to pass from this life with her pride and dignity intact.
  • You gave me the courage to believe in myself and the will to learn to walk again. Without your support and assurance, I would probably still be wallowing in self-pity.
  • It is never easy to turn the life of a loved one over to an outsider's care. But in the short time John has resided with you, we have grown to think of you as one of the family.
  • Your calming reassurance and soothing bedside manner helped ease the trauma of ten stitches in the finger of a frightened six-year-old.
  • is a great pleasure to
  • appreciate your dedication
  • your attention to
  • your expertise and skill
  • for the first time since
  • for going the extra mile
  • for your willingness to
  • have full confidence in
  • gave me the courage to
  • genuine concern you showed
  • greatly appreciated your
  • have grown to think of you as
  • have given us every reason to
  • helped ease the trauma of
  • in the short time he resided with you
  • is never easy to
  • a job well done
  • your many kindnesses to
  • like one of the family
  • our daughter would not be
  • the service you gave to
  • thank you for
  • for all you did
  • your thoughtful attention to
  • from an outsider's perspective
  • was so impressed with
  • your support and assurance
  • would probably still be
  • your calm reassurance and soothing manner

3. Express a final vote of confidence.

  • We look forward to sharing more eventful moments with you as our family continues to grow.
  • We will forever carry gratitude in our hearts for your returning the gift of life to our daughter.
  • Mother's inner peace and happiness shone on her face throughout her final hours. Remembering your kindness will help diminish the pain of our loss.
  • If you ever feel discouraged, call me and I'll remind you of the miracle you have performed in my life.
  • May God bless you as you continue to work with terminally ill patients and their families.
  • Thanks to your skill, we are confident that Eric's wound will heal quickly.
  • appreciate all you did
  • as a result of your efforts
  • as our family continues to grow
  • as you continue to
  • did a remarkable job
  • express our appreciation to
  • for returning the gift of life to
  • for supporting us through
  • for doing such a wonderful job
  • for your patience
  • has been a great pleasure to
  • have always appreciated
  • have gratitude in our hearts
  • helping to restore him to life
  • how much we appreciated
  • in spite of the pain of
  • look forward to
  • may God bless you
  • nothing short of miraculous
  • our heartfelt thanks for
  • thank you again for
  • thanks to your expertise and skill
  • the miracle you have performed
  • throughout her final hours
  • to each one of you
  • want you to know
  • what a joy it has been
  • will always remember your
  • will never forget you
  • your unflagging efforts

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