Dual-Duty Reminder Cards

June 9, 2009

Our clinic uses 4 x 6-in reminder cards on which we write the patient’s next appointment. I have found it helpful to turn the card over and write instructions to the patient on the back. I write such things as “walk for 30 min each day” or “take an extra 20 mg of furosemide each day this week.” Patients can put these cards up on their refrigerator or on their nightstand to remind them of the “doctor’s orders.”

Our clinic uses 4 x 6-in reminder cards on which we write the patient’s next appointment. I have found it helpful to turn the card over and write instructions to the patient on the back. I write such things as “walk for 30 min each day” or “take an extra 20 mg of furosemide each day this week.” Patients can put these cards up on their refrigerator or on their nightstand to remind them of the “doctor’s orders.”
        -- Jeremy Hitchcock, MD
                Hermiston, Ore

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