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Joan L. Kidd MD

"She made a difference, one life at a time."
1957 - 2015

Joan Lowder Kidd, MD, 58, passed away on June 30, 2015. Joan was born in Berea, Ohio on January 6, 1957. She was an undergraduate at Baldwin Wallace College, and earned her medical degree from Ohio State University College of Medicine in 1981. Joan and her family moved to the Orlando, Florida area in 1989. She was a caring and dedicated Physician for over 25 years, and spent the majority of her career working with Physician Associates of Florida. During her career she took care of the medical needs of over 6,000 patients. Her legacy continues, as she is the inspiration to the formation and launch of Cancer Alliance Partners. She is survived by her husband, Roy Thomas Kidd, her three children: Rory Wilson, Erin Wilson, and Casey Hall, her parents, Dorothy and James Lowder, and her three siblings.



How blessed we are as patients, for our Doctor is one of the best-
Her knowledge, compassion and kindness – puts her way above the rest.

I wonder if she even knows, how many lives she's touched -
How she's truly made a difference, to all who love her so much.

Although we call her Doctor, she's really more like a friend-
To list her many attributes, I find it hard to begin.

For one, her bedside manner, has a way of calming our fears -
The advice we've come to depend on, through moments of laughter and tears.

We always feel she honestly cares, as she listens to our worries and woes -
With such undivided attention, how she does it, God only knows.

So on behalf of those you've treated, and the lives you've surely saved -
We send a collective thank-you, for the part of your life you gave.

The part that brings re-assurance, and comfort in our time of need -
In our hearts you hold a special place, our heroine, indeed!

With Love and Admiration,
Becky Stone, a patient, on behalf of all your patients
January 7, 2015 


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