It has been a big month of change here at Capitol Rehab, none bigger than the departure of Patricia Ekiring.
Published: September 20, 2022
Dr. Booker and Patricia standing in the booth at the Penn Relays

A Farewell to Patricia Ekiring

It has been a big month of change here at Capitol Rehab, none bigger than the departure of Patricia Ekiring. Patricia has been the energy of Capitol Rehab for over 14 years. She has been integral in the growth of the practice over that time, and her departure will be truly missed. Patricia started at the front desk, worked in the back office and most recently ran our CoolSculpting. Every step of the way, she brought an infectious enthusiasm to everything she did.

Patricia has always been the one willing to stay late, come in early and fill in the gaps whenever needed. In between all of that, you would find her running 8 miles before most of us wake up, or getting an F45 workout in between clients.

Her passion and energy will be missed and we wish her well in her future endeavors. We invite you to leave Patricia a few kind words below. The Capitol Rehab team will truly miss her. 


  1. Caryn G

    Hi Patricia! Thanks for all the positive energy and great efficiency you’ve added to my visits. Best wishes for your next phase.

    • Patricia

      Thank you for the kind words Caryn. Great patients like you is one of the reasons why I enjoyed working at capitol Rehab all those years. Thanks for being part of my great memories.

  2. Andrea (Blackwelder) Stanley

    Patricia, I was literally just singing your praises to another client of CR, who also happens to be my hair stylist, an hour ago! I know that whatever you endeavor to do will be hugely successful. And I know that anyone you meet will feel so special, because that is just how you make people feel. Best of luck to you!

    • Patricia

      I will always remember you by Andrea Blackwelder and the insurance you and JT had while working at the Kennedy Center….lol

      Thanks for all the memories and I definitely enjoyed our conversations.

  3. Barry

    Patricia- I will really miss your beautiful smile and laugh. Thanks for making my many visits to Capital Rehab even more enjoyable

  4. Barry

    Patricia- I will really miss your beautiful smile and laugh. Thanks for making my many visits to Capital Rehab even more enjoyable. Best of luck in your future

    • Patricia


      How could I ever forget you and your family? I literally watched your kinds going from elementary school to going into the working world. Thanks for all the great memories. When I grow up I definitely want to have the Barry energy.
      Thanks for the kind words.

  5. Hannah Chismar

    Patricia, I can’t imagine CR without you!! I’ve truly enjoyed our chats, and thank you for the warm welcome you always gave me. Best wishes!

  6. Julienne

    Omg! It won’t feel the same without you! Best wishes, Patricia!

  7. Bruce and Marie Wiljanen

    Patricia – Best wishes on your new adventure whatever it may be! You always made our visits to CapRehab so easy and smooth. We’ll miss seeing you tremendously.

    Bruce and Marie

  8. Jo Allen

    Your welcoming smile and calm, friendly manner were an important part of treatment. You will really be missed. Best wishes for your new endeavors!

  9. Katherine Gekker

    Patricia, wishing you all the best. I’m going to miss you!!!

  10. Ann Marra

    Thank you so very much for your professional courtesy, help with each appointment, and kindness towards my mom and me. You made each visit for our PT appointments a true pleasure.
    We will miss you! We wish you continued success and happiness in your future endeavors.
    Joan and Ann

  11. Carol Schadelbauer

    Patricia is an amazing human being. She has always been the energy and the love to the incoming and she will truly be missed. Thank you Patricia and we wish you the best in your next move or endeavor in life! Carol

  12. Cristin

    Patricia is amazing! She truly cares about people and helping them feel better! I will miss her. I wish her much happiness!

  13. Doug Soffer

    Patricia- From our brief encounters at Gold’s to your competence and friendliness in the office, it was always a pleasure and comfort to interact with you. I always felt you could fix any problem! Your gifts and talents will serve you well in your next steps

  14. Rodrigo

    Hi Patricia,
    So sad to hear you’re leaving. I’ve enjoyed our conversations throughout the years. Thank you for always working hard to schedule me in during my travels back to DC or when I injured myself, which was a lot of times!
    Wishing you all the best on your next endeavors

  15. Joanne Swain

    Patricia – your smiling face will be missed!! Best of luck in your new venture whatever that may be.

  16. Perry Burgess

    Patricia, your calm energy has always made visits to CR a bit less painful and a lot more joyful. I wish you all the best!

  17. Marshall Popkin

    Patricia – Thank you for all of your positive energy over the years I’ve been visiting Capitol Rehab. I have always appreciated your encouragement, kindness, and friendship during each and every visit to Capitol Rehab. You will be missed! Wishing you all the best moving forward!


    Wow, she will be greatly missed!!!

  19. Howard Smith

    Patricia, you look the same as you did when I met you 14 years ago—Please tell us your secret for looking so young for so long… I will miss you!

  20. Michelle Arsenault

    Patricia! You can’t leave! I will miss you and your eidetic memory terribly. I trust you are going on to do fantastic things in the world. I hope you will keep the Rehab updated so when I come in and ask about you they will be able to tell me how you are.

    Best wishes!


  21. Julia

    You are always so helpful, kind & always remember me. Good luck on your ventures!


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