I just heard of Dr. Feldman's passing. My thoughts go out to his family and friends. He was such an amazing doctor. He helped me to make my life manageable and I always trusted him with me care. He always was looking out for my over health and care by providing me information to read up on and questions to ask my other doctors, which there are a few. I really feel lucky to have been a patient of his and I will miss him very much. Of all the doctors I have had, he is one of the three I have ever trusted and it’s not a short list. He really was an amazing pulmonologist and a lifesaver to me for years. I only wish I had a chance to get to know him on a more personal level being that he lived such an interesting life. I’m sure he will be sorely missed by many.
My condolences to Dr. Feldman's family and friends may he RIP. I saw him twice a year as a patient; I will miss our conversations from politics to real estate. I'm glad to have known him.
I met Dr. Feldman doing a clinical study for narcolepsy. He was the only doctor I have even had that made me feel understand and welcome. Even when I moved almost 2 hours away I kept him as my doctor cause I trusted and respected him. He was an amazing doctor and was not afraid to be blunt and honest with me. My prayers go out to his family and co workers. He was more than just a doctor to us patients he was a friend and will be greatly missed.
In the years when Neil was active at Palms, I spent many hours with him at the bedside of critically ill patients, usually in the wee hours of the morning, performing the surgical procedures needed in his patients' care. He was everything good that all have said in these notes. He almost single-handedly brought modern critical care to Palms.
I just learned that the good Dr passed away. I started seeing Dr Feldman several years ago after being referred by my trusted long time primary care doctor, Dr Crist. Dr Feldman diagnosed my problem and I soon started with my CPAP machine. He is certainly an expert in his field and his knowledge was exceptional. Over time I learned we were born in the same year and he was only a few months older than me. I felt we had a certain bond and I am very sad he passed away. My next appointment with him was scheduled in just over 1 week on July 15th. I feel lost. My condolences to his family, work family, and friends.
God bless what a wonderful man and physician I truly enjoyed his humor and presence in palms rip
I’m so sad and sorry to have learned of Dr. Feldman’s passing. He was a great doctor; gone too soon :(
Dr. Feldman changed the history of my family when he diagnosed my wife with narcolepsy, something that dozens of doctors had failed to do while she struggled with it for over 15 years. His treatment plan allowed her to live a normal life and complete a college education while raising three children. He then helped her mother, who he also diagnosed with narcolepsy after dozens of doctors had failed to correctly diagnose her for almost 30 years. Dr. Feldman's incredibly positive impact on my family's health and quality of life is impossible to overstate. He was incredibly knowledgeable in his field and always showed sincere care and concern. Our lives are immeasurably better because of Dr. Feldman. We will forever be grateful for having been fortunate enough to walk through his door.
Dr. Feldman was truly a gifted physician and he will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him. A year ago, a friend recommended that I see Dr. Feldman, after eight years of struggling with narcolepsy. I had failed the bar exam multiple times and was ready to give up. It didn’t seem possible for a narcoleptic to have a successful career, let alone a normal life. Dr. Feldman assured me that my fears were unwarranted. He went above and beyond to help me with medication, to educate me about narcolepsy and to provide encouragement when I needed it the most. I just saw Dr. Feldman in May, and told him that I had finally passed the bar exam, on my fourth attempt and that I couldn’t have done it without him. He was a physician of the highest caliber and I count myself blessed to have known him.
Neil, was an amazing doctor. He always made sure i had the best equipment i needed to help me. He always would reminded me to take care of myself. One of the most gentle men I've ever met. God bless him.
I just saw Dr. Feldman a month ago, I made a mistake and thought my appointment was in June instead of July. I'm glad that I did and got to see him one last time. I've been a patient of his since 1993. I always enjoyed our conversations during my appointments with him we talked about what he had been up to lately, what was the latest in the Sleep Disorder field and things that had gone on in my life. He was brilliant, funny, very compassionate and a patient advocate. A great man. I was shocked to hear of his passing when I called the office today. My deepest condolences to his loved ones. He was a gem.
Neil was a major mentor to me during my training at the Brigham. Because of him I developed my interest in sleep medicine. We remained in contact over the years and I continued to learn from him. He will be missed.
I always thought Neil would live forever!
My mother had become his patient in the 1970s and could not say enough wonderful things about him. He often said that she had built his practice with her referrals to him.
He was also my hero.
It offered me a job in 1981. I had asked him if he needed any letters from my professors for my various training programs. He said "I don't need any letters, I know your mother".
Classic Neil Feldman!
I always looked forward to seeing him at the sleep meetings where we would reminisce and talk about what we could've done in Saint Pete had we been partners.
Not joining him in practice and moving from California back to Florida was one of the hardest decisions of my life. I know we would've had a wonderful time.
Over the years I have thought of him often and quoted him to my colleagues.
I share the sadness all of those whose lives he touched over the years and extend my sympathy to his family and loved ones.
First I want to thank those who put together this video. It is lovely to see his smiling face and see him happy. I only learned of his death yesterday almost a week later. And I am still in shock. I will grieve him for a long time.
I was one of his patients for 22 years. I saw him twice a year. But I knew of him several years before. Saw a feature article in the newspaper about his work with sleep disorders and referred many of my psychotherapy clients to him.
Finally I referred myself to him in 1998. All of my life I had struggled with sleepiness. Often coming close to falling asleep at traffic lights. Once did.
In graduate school while studying neuropsychology, I wondered once again if perhaps narcolepsy was my problem. But I always found good reasons why I was so tired all the time. Always pushing myself.
During my first appt, he asked me why I didn’t come sooner
knowing I had studied the brain in grad school. I told him that my dad always told me I was lazy. Then Dr Feldman said words for which I will always be grateful. He said he knew I had a very good practice bc I referred to him frequently. And he said he now knew I had received my degrees after having 4 children which were still young at that point. Then he said,
“When do we get to the lazy part?” It was as tho he took a giant eraser on the chalkboard of my self-worth. Still makes me teary when I remember his words.
Yes he was sarcastic but he made me laugh and sometimes annoyed. Yes conversations with him were stimulating. Some of my appts lasted almost an hour if he had the time. He regarded me as a
colleague, which was a fabulous compliment. But mostly he was a caring human being. I concur with those who wrote above re his advocating always for his patients. As well as adhering to high moral and ethical standards.
I extend my deepest sympathy to his loved ones. You were blessed to have had him love you.
Neil was one of the most thoughtful individuals I’ve met. His wit and sarcasm led to constant intellectual sparring and his affable nature always made you feel welcome. His love for my mother and their outdoor adventures brought me personal joy. He served his country and he served people...he was just simply really good. It hurts and I’m still shell-shocked by the news ...it will take me a while to process. We were all so optimistic prior to his surgery and our last communication ended with smiles and positivity. Rest In Peace Neil. You are loved.
Dr. Feldman was my hero. worked with him for at least 20 years at POP. always professional and caring. was a wonderful man. you will be missed.
I am truly saddened by the passing of Dr. Feldman. I worked with him at Palms of Pasadena Hospital for many years. I believe him to have been a great physician and a strong patient advocate. He took wonderful care of my parents in their living years and in my later years he became my physician. My sincere condolences to his family and closest friends. He will be missed!
I was a patient of Dr Feldman’s for years as he managed and helped cure my sleep apnea. His quirky humor and straightforward demeanor were always entertaining; I loved listening to him as I would try to soak in his intelligent and innovative thoughts. Dr Feldman had grown so far in his field of medicine that he left other physicians far behind him with his knowledge of what was ethical , moral, and exceptional patient care. He was kind and I knew he cared about my well-being. I’m so very sad and disrupted to hear that he has passed away. I extend my deepest condolences to his partner, sister, and all family and friends who along with Dr Feldman’s patients will surely experience that our lives will be diminished without him in them.
Neil was a class act and I always enjoyed time with him when I was just a child. He was highly intellectual, beyond hospitable, and I’m certain he’ll be missed by many people.
He was one of the first to increase my adolescent awareness about the Beatles (Here comes the sun from a comedy he enjoyed) and I’ve yet to meet a human being that can repeat any sentence backwards at the drop of a dime. He was a winner and always will be in all of our minds.
I was a patient of Dr Feldman. He will be missed.fF6j
Neil, you made every moment count. My life is forever enriched by your love and the life we shared. Miss you. You will remain in my heart—always and forever. Goodnight My Love.
It hurts my heart that such a wonderful, caring, funny person has passed so suddenly. Neil has been a constant, prominent fixture in my life since adolescence and his presence will be sorely missed. I send my deepest condolences to his family members, but my heart shatters for his love. Funke, thank you for making his last years so full of joy. You made him shine in a way no one else could.
We were very sorry to learn of Neil's passing. He was a man of many talents and accomplishments who had a significant influence on many people. He will certainly be missed. Please accept our sincere condolences.
To say I'm shocked is an understatement. I will be forever grateful to him for being the one doctor, and I had been to many. Who didn't treat me like a nut case when I described my symptoms on my first visit back in 1991. Always searching, always encouraging. Thank you Dr. Feldman. Rest in Peace. My heart goes out to his family.
I am very saddened by the passing of Neil. He was a good friend and a colleague. Neil cared tremendously about his patients and was an asset to the St. Petersburg medical community. He will be missed.
My condolences to his family.
Dr. Feldman mentored so many of us in the sleep field. He was always willing to teach those who wanted to learn from him. He will be missed by all those whose lives he touched. Sincere condolences to all of his family and the medical community. We lost a great one.
I can’t hold back the many tears I have. Neil got introduced to my husband and me as our mother’s partner. Only minutes after meeting him, we fell in love with his humor and intelligence. Within a short amount of time he became an uncle to me.
I can’t believe that we lost this wonderful Uncle and I am so sorry for his Sister and my Mom whose hearts are broken. We promise you to stick together as a family, Neil. You will always be remembered.
I cannot believe that Dr. Feldman has left us....such a unique person and doctor... He was my doctor starting in 1992... So many changes within those years...
Once in thePalms of Pasadena ER, I found myself looking into the familiar face of Dr. Neil... He was on duty just for me... and actually saved my life.... Cannot remember all the circumstances... oh what comfort when I saw him.... He really cared then...but it was an all the time, caring.... Wish I could thank him once again for the great care,love and guidance.... Dr. Feldman was an excellent doctor....
Many will miss him.... I will really miss him too... Thank you Dr. Neil...
Blessings and comfort to the family and loved ones...
Neil was once my brother-in-law, and I’d like to send my condolences to his once wife Julia Gill (Feldman) and to Neil’s family. It’s truly sad when one’s life is shortened especially when unexpected. Neil was a great guy, a very intelligent guy and one with a great sense of humor - a very, very funny guy. Theres no question he will be sorely missed by the many whom he touched through his medical practices and he will always be remembered for his love of family, friends, and his work colleagues.
I am sad to hear that Dr Feldman has passed away! I just had an appointment with him on the 6th and he seemed to be fine! I will miss his cynical sense of humor.
I’m so sad that Neil has passed. He is my brother forever. Heartfelt condolences to his loved ones, especially Myra & Jeff.
He was the best in his field.
He will be sorely missed
I am much saddened to hear of the passing of Dr. Feldman. He was a wonderful doctor and I really admired his forward thinking about health, medicine, and medical care. I will miss him. Rest in peace, Dr. Feldman.
I am so sorry that Dr. Feldman has passed away. He was a wonderful, caring physician that I saw for many years. He had humor and compassion which you don't always see in this fast paced world. I will miss him tremendously and I hope that his family, loved ones and staff find comfort in their many memories of him.
Hello my name is Stella Joseph, please except my sincere condolences on the loss of your dear loved one. Such a great loss separates family members and results in deep sorrow. Our heavenly Father assures us that no matter what we may face he can help us to endure it. Reliance on the God of tender mercies and all comfort will help you to endure the difficult days ahead. 1 Corinthians 1:3.
Condolences to Myra and family. Your loss is our loss...
Dr. Neil T. Feldman was a friend and mentor to me. In conversation I would always describe him as the closest person to being a genius that I ever met. I have been blessed to have known him for almost 40 years. Neil will be sadly missed by many.
Rest in peace, Dr. Feldman. A wonderful physician who went above and beyond for his patients.
Dr. Feldman is well known in this medical community for his passion to make a positive difference in patients' lives. He did this especially through his efforts in direct patient care, education and research. He patiently sought to directly teach those with sleep apnea on how to use their CPAP machine (even despite their reluctance to learn). He sought to teach physicians how to render better care. He continued to co-author peer reviewed manuscripts until this year. He was a pillar of extraordinary care in St. Petersburg, FL. NEIL YOU WENT TOO SOON AND YOU WILL BE MISSED!
Thank you for being a leader and mentor. You will be missed!
I had the pleasure of working with Dr. Feldman at Palms of Pasadena Hospital. Learned a lot from him, and always appreciated how he treated us nurses and his wonderful sense of humor. He was a brilliant man. May he Rest In Peace.
I will always be grateful to Dr. Feldman for being the one to finally listen to me and provide the treatment that I had needed for so long. He was brilliant and will remain forever in my memory. My deepest condolences to his family, friends, and colleagues.
Rest in Peace Dr. Feldman. You were a great man who taught me everything I know about sleep. I'm forever grateful.
I am completely devastated and heartbroken. The kindest, funniest, most generous man I've ever known. Intelligence Beyond Compare. It was my pleasure and an honor to call you friend. May you rest in peace Doc. You will be forever missed by me!
Neil was a brilliant, funny, caring and complex man. He was also my cousin, and a critical part of every family memory I have through my teens. Life's not fair, and Neil's passing is proof. He didn't get to see the Redskins return to glory.
Neil's family my heart goes out to you during this sad and difficult time. As you try to find ways to get through one day at a time, please find comfort from Isaiah 33:24 - And no resident will say: “I am sick.” God never intended mankind to get sick, grow old or die. What a beautiful promise at Rev 21:4 "And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” Soon almighty God, Jehovah promises to resurrect those lost in death. (John 5:28, 29) Picture that, perfect life on earth with no sickness, pain or death! Warmest regards.