Email Office Visit: Third-Rate Romance, Low-Rent Rendezvous

S. Terry Canale, MD

Recently, I have read an increasing number of articles concerning physicians who communicate with patients by email about their medical conditions and treatments. The Wall Street Journal has reported that 33 percent of physicians exchanged emailed with patients in 2012, up from 27 percent 5 years earlier; the percentage who text with patients rose from 12 percent to 18 percent.

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