Posted by Chloe on May 13, 2002, at 22:04:48
In reply to Re: E-Mail and Therapists--Has anyone ever » Sarahmarie, posted by sid on May 13, 2002, at 21:42:34
I have worked with my pdoc for over a decade. Getting her to call me back can take days. I find if I need something ASAP, I email her. A quick update, followed by a refill request or requesting a dosage modification is a typical letter I would write. She usually promptly writes me back. I think she is so busy, because she often has some strange typos! But by far, FOR ME, this is the most effective way to communicate with my pdoc between appointments.
Keep in mind, many pdocs are not computer literate or hooked up to the www. The internet is relatively new. But if your pdoc lists an email address on their card, I would think email might be a good way of connecting.
Lastly, I think pdocs might expect that some patients would abuse the email "quota." But that is the beauty of email. A pdoc can skim or delete letters if it becomes overwhelming. And simply not write back. The boundary is set by it's design...
It's worth exploring...IMHO