An article on doctors reluctance to e-mail/accept e-mail from patients. Personally, I'd MUCH rather get an e-mail than talk to someone on the phone. Because I either have to get a phone call at work or my doctor will leave a message for me to call on the machine at home and then I have to call from work--because I'm never at home when doctors' offices are open--and then you run the risk of everyone overhearing you. I'd rather get an e-mail to my personal account reminding me of an appointment or telling me my bloodwork was fine--and have a return address (even just through a nurse) where I could request refills on my standard medicines or make an appointment.
Funny, in this age of practical cell phone implantation, I'm a phone phobe. LOL. How do others feel? Maybe if more people said, hey, I want to be able to e-mail your office, more doctors would be cool with it. Personally, I think it's less private to have to talk over a phone than to get an e-mail.