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Followup means, making contact with a patient or caregiver to check on the patient's progress since his or her last appointment.
Appropriate followup can help to identify misunderstandings and answer questions, or make further assessments and adjust treatments. In addition, followup helps to promote a good working relationship between the surgeon and the patients.
Why do you need to be followed up?
- To monitor health
- To reinforce knowledge and action plans
- To confirm medicine regimens
- To schedule appointments
- To verify followthrough on referrals
- To share lab results
- For longterm feedback and complications reporting
How to follow up?
Website contact form
This is the recommended mode of initial contact for patients to contact me quickly. Messages sent through the contact form will reach me instantly. This can be used for for general questions, information and appointment booking as well.
This is the official way of communicating with the surgeon and for referrals to other doctors. You may receive the email address to communicate up on sending a message through the website contact form.
Those who underwent surgery or any other procedure will be able to contact me through the mobile phone for quick advice or side effect/ complication reporting. However, due to the busy nature of a surgeon's duties, the phone calls may not be answered all the time. In such instances, please use the website contact form to send a message.
Is usually not considered official messaging method due to frequent inability to identify the sender. Therefore discouraged. Please use the website messaging form.
This is the official way to share lab results, feedback, and appointment reminders, longterm feedback and to deliver printed material.
After you management plan is initiated, you will be provided with followup plans to further reinforce your care. Route of communication will be selected to suit every patient's preferences and suitability.