Port to communication

A patient portal is a secure online website that gives patients convenient, 24-hour access to personal health information from anywhere with an Internet connection. Using a secure username and password, patients can view health information such as: Recent doctor visits. Discharge summaries.

I’m often surprised when a patient doesn’t use a patient portal.  It’s only useful if the provider actually uses it too, but most do, and find it easier than other communications.   If I message my provider through the portal, they can see recent visits, labs and other communication.

Use your patient portal.  If you have a difficult time setting it up, call the clinic.   In this day and age, it is like having their email or phone number.

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