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Should doctors email patients?

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Dr. Richard Tholen
Plastic Surgery 41 years experience
Why not?: Virtually every form of communication may be compromised (not private) in some ways, though certain forms of communication are easier to lose privacy than others. Conversations can be overheard, phone lines tapped or wireless ones received, and e-mails can be hacked into by others if they try hard enough. If a patient contacts me via email, i answer via email or phone. Do what seems right to you!
Dr. David Schleimer
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And make sure it is placed in the EMR (electronic medical record)!
Dec 29, 2012

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