Copy This Shortcut to Streamline Specialist Referrals

December 31, 2006

To expedite referrals, make multiplecopies of the letterhead of frequentlyused specialists.

To expedite referrals, make multiplecopies of the letterhead of frequentlyused specialists. This usually providesthe addresses of the main office andsatellite locations, phone and faxnumbers, and the names of all physiciansin the practice. The copies canbe stored in top-loading plastic pageprotectors and arranged by specialtyin a binder. Remove a letterhead copywhen needed, circle the name andphone number of the desired specialist,and hand to the patient with instructionsto make an appointment.-- David C. Stair, MD
   Hamden, Conn