- After the salutation and greeting, introduce yourself, with a short description of your expertise.
- Introduce your patient and explain his or her medical condition.
- Explain why he or she would need the expertise of the doctor you are writing your letter to. Express your belief in the doctor's competence to meet the needs of the patient.
- Respectfully close.
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[Subject: Normally bold, summarizes the intention of the letter] -Optional-
Dear [Recipients Name],
Warm greetings! I am Dr. Linda Scott, an obstetrician at the community clinic.
I would refer a particular case to you - that of Helena Edwards. From the fetal monitoring of the baby, it appears that a caesarean delivery is necessary. Mrs. Edwards had already delivered prematurely before after complications developed from her cardio-vascular problems.
I am aware that our institution has better facilities to monitor Mrs. Edwards and her baby. Furthermore, I have faith in your ability to take care of her special needs. Thank you very much for all of your help.
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Doctor to doctor referral letter for a patient with special needs.
Further things to consider when writing referral letters to doctors, nurses, hospitals
Referral letters are letters written to recommend someone for a job, review, consultation, or further action. Such letters are common in job application and can really help you stand out from the rest of the applicants and get noticed by potential employers. Hiring managers are more likely to look closely at applicants whom they share a mutual contact with. A referral can be a personal or business connection. He/she can be a friend, colleague, or an employee of the company in which you are interested. A good referral letter can help you secure an interview or job recommendation.
When writing referral letters, you need to know the people you are recommending well enough to bring the best of their skills, achievements, and character. State why the recipient should be interested in the candidate and how the candidate stands out. List the candidate's exceptional skills and qualities especially those that are specific to the position he/she is interested in, giving relevant examples. Write only complimentary but factual observations and avoid giving biased or insincere praise. Emphasize the key points that you want the recipient to note on the candidate's application. Close the letter with a positive call to action.
Letters to Doctors, Nurses, Hospitals
Letters to doctors, nurses, and hospitals are, simply, letters written to doctors, nurses, hospitals and/or any other physician or qualified practitioner of medicine. Such letters could be inquiry letters to inquire after patients' medical records or thank-you letters to thank the recipients for saving the life of loved ones. In rare cases, letters to doctors, nurses, and hospitals could be complaint letters to file a complaint about inadequate medical care. All letters to doctors, nurses, and hospitals are formal in nature. Depending on the content, the letters can be addressed to individuals or to all relevant bodies.
There are few things that you should keep in mind when writing letters to doctors, nurses, and hospitals. For starters, you need to address the letters to the right persons. State the purpose of your letter from the word go. If you are writing to thank a specific doctor who saved your life, for instance, mention the name of the doctor and pass your message accordingly. If you are writing to ask for your medical records, provide any relevant information that may be required by the hospital. Close the letter by asking for a response or by calling the recipient to action.