Keep it short and simple if you text with your doc.By Deborah A. Wilburn
You have the flu, a 104 degree temperature, and haven't been able to keep anything down all day. You're not sure if you should go to the ER. Or you're post-op for knee surgery and need clarification on pill dosage. In these and other instances when you need a quick answer, the typical protocol is to call your doctor's office and leave a message with the receptionist or an answering service. When you'll hear back is anyone's guess.
But what if you could text your doctor with a simple question -- and get a response almost instantly?
That type of easy access is still more dream than reality. According to a National Physicians Survey conducted by Sharecare.com, a leading interactive health and wellness website, only 6% of physicians text with their patients. That translates to about 60,000 doctors nationwide.
Two doctors who understand that we're living in an increasingly mobile world find that texting withRead More »from Should You Text with Your Doctor?