SouthCoast-Area Beloved Pediatrician Dr. Gormley II Set to Retire

In a letter sent to patients at Hawthorn Medical Pediatrics earlier this month, Dr. Charles J. Gormley II, MD, announced his retirement.

“It is with mixed feelings that I write to announce my retirement from Hawthorn Pediatrics,” said Dr. Gormley. “For the past 35 years, it has been my privilege to watch your children grow and achieve milestones, helping them through illness and hard times. It has been an honor to be a part of your lives.”

As noted, Dr. Gormley has been a pediatrician in the SouthCoast community for the past 35 years. Many of his former patients may remember his office on the second floor on Grape Street, which was followed by a move to State Road in Dartmouth before finally joining Hawthorn Medical practice in July 2012.

Loved for his “common sense” approach, many former pediatric patients chose Dr. Gormley as a pediatrician for their own children. Time and again, Dr. Gormley received local awards for his patient experience, including winning Best of the Best and Reader’s Choice.

With a number of five-star reviews from various patient assessment sites such as Vitals, WebMD, and HealthGrades, patients Dr. Gormley rated very highly, including high marks for making time with patients, listening carefully and giving clear explanations.

Many of the reviews and reactions on social media over the years all reflect the same sentiment.

“He’s a great doctor from what I’ve seen. I trust that he will take care of my children as he did for me as a child,” said one review. “I would recommend him to anyone. He is very caring and compassionate. If he can’t find the problem at first sight, he will go to the end of the world to solve the problem. My kids and I love him.”

dr. Gormley is a graduate of Tuft University School of Medicine. He completed a pediatric residency and fellowship in the emergency medicine department at Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. He is board certified in General Pediatrics and Pediatric Emergency Medicine, and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

His last day is December 30, 2021.

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