Cook Children’s Pediatrics Mansfield would like to send our deepest thank you to two of our providers who will be leaving our office on April 30, 2020.
Dr. Melvin Joki has served the Arlington/Mansfield community for the past 30 years. To echo the voice of many, families have grown up with him compassionately guiding and nurturing them through every phase of childhood into young adulthood. He is a wonderful and caring physician who is diligent and takes the time each patient needs. Families have followed him from three different offices and we have no doubt they will continue to follow him anywhere he moves. However, at this time, Dr. Melvin Joki is going to take some time to care for his own family.
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Leslie Beale has worked with and along beside Dr. Joki for the past 14 years. As a Texas Christian University (TCU) graduate and Mansfield community member, her interest in patients has always extended beyond the appointment diagnosis. While providing highly effective primary care, Leslie always demonstrates the importance of caring about the whole child. There is no doubt this is why her patients ask for her by name and love her so much. Though we are going to miss her greatly in this office, we hope to see her smiling face shining on in the Cook Children's network.
Just like how Dr. Joki and Leslie keep their patients feeling cared about and healthy, they make us feel the same way. From all of us in the office, we are going to miss our daily conversations about medicine, life, traveling and all things TCU. You both make our jobs easier and our days brighter. We cannot imagine coming to work each day and you both not being right down the hall. We know both of you will continue to make everyone you encounter feel loved and provide the highest quality of care in your next adventures. They say “People come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime.” Though the geographic distance may be further, you will remain in our lives for a lifetime.