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In many ways, it’s what happens when you are away from your doctor’s office that determines how health you will be and how quickly you get better when you are ill. How many times have you thought only after you left an appointment that you did not understand your doctor’s recommendations? We’ve all had times when new questions occurred to us only after an appointment was finished.
In a recent study, less than half of all patients said that they always understood their doctors’ explanation. And, studies show that patients forget 40 to 80% of medical information is forgotten immediately after a visit. But, understanding medical information is vital and strongly connected with better patient outcomes. Having the right information on hand can help ease any worries and help you make the best decisions for your health.
In the past, patients would need to wait until their next appointment or hope that the doctor or a nurse practitioner could call back to answer questions over the phone. This can be time consuming and can keep patients from reaching out to get the knowledge that would help them make the most well-informed decisions.
With Follow My Health, you can ask your doctor questions online, any time day or night. Simply send a secure message about your exams, your medications or any other concerns. You’ll get an email back with the answers you need.
Studies show that patients forget 40 to 80% of medical information is forgotten immediately after a visit.
We’ve all had times when we weren’t sure whether to make an appointment or whether an issue could safely wait for our next check-up or would resolve on its own. By sending your questions online, you can get answers back when it is convenient for you and just schedule the visits that you need. This can save you time spent in the office and help you get best information to support your health.
Any time you are sharing or viewing information online, it’s smart to ask about your privacy and the safety of the network.
This is why we are proud to assure you that Follow My Health is confidential and HIPAA compliant. Your medical information, including questions for your doctor, is protected by strong network security.
By sending your questions online, you can get answers back when it is convenient for you and just schedule the visits that you need.
Signing up for Follow My Health is easy and free. You just need an email address or an account on a service such as Facebook, Google or Yahoo! Follow the steps and start getting access to expert health advice from your doctor right at your fingertips.
Modern technology allows our patients to get the answers that they need when they need them. By making it easier than ever to communicate about your health, we help you become a more informed and empowered patient. Don’t have a Follow My Health account yet? Sign up free today.
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This information is not intended to replace the advice of a medical professional. You should always consult your doctor before making decisions about your health.