Joe Brandel, MD, San Ramon, CA

I want to thank you for your guidance in April, 2013. I was considering signing a loan deal with San Ramon to set up a solo practice. You were very skeptical, and largely on the basis of your counsel I did not accept the offer. I signed an agreement with Bay Area Surgical Specialists in Walnut Creek instead, and they backed my practice in San Ramon.
It likely won't surprise you to learn that there was limited demand for an additional general surgeon in San Ramon. In fact, I was treated with naked hostility by a number of parties, and with indifference from most of the rest. If I had accepted the San Ramon offer I would likely be facing financial ruin at this point.
I'm not sure how much thanks you receive in your line of work, but know that I am truly grateful for your advice. Please keep doing what you do.