We're all busy and sadly at times our health pays the price. Have you ever put off contacting your doctor because of the hassle involved in actually reaching your doctor? Could email help solve this problem?
Studies have found that although large percentages of people use e-mail generally, many fewer go online specifically to communicate with their health care providers. Increasing numbers of people, however, want to exchange e-mail messages with their doctors—more than 60 percent of patients, according to one 2012 Harris Interactive poll. Using e-mail to communicate with your doctor can have many benefits, if both parties adhere to guidelines.
Benefits of using e-mail
E-mail may provide the fastest and easiest method for you and your doctor to exchange information. Even if you use e-mail often at work or at home, you might not have considered the benefits of using it in health care-related matters