Sending an Email to Your Doctor
Call the doctor's office for the following information:
1. Does the doctor receive e-mail from patients ?
2. If yes, how often does he/she read it or how soon could you expect a reply ?
3. Will the e-mail be confidential ?
4. What is the doctor's e-mail address ? ____________________________
Then COPY the text below and PASTE into your e-mail window, customize, and send.
I am terribly depressed.
I am so very sad and cry all the time.
I am often suicidal and am afraid that I might not make it through.
I have been feeling this way for __________________ weeks. months, years.
My other symptoms are ___________________________
I would like to try an antidepressant and/or see a therapist as soon as possible.
I feel so ashamed and I am too embarrassed to come in or even send this note.
Is there anyway you could call me ? or e-mail me ?
My Number is _________________________
The Best Time to Call Me is __________________________
Do I need to come in for an appointment ? or do I need a referral ?
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