- After the standard salutation and greeting, briefly introduce yourself. State your reason for writing.
- Introduce your patient and explain his or her medical condition with emphasis on why he or she needs specialized care. If you have chosen the institution or the specialist to whom you are referring your patient, put in a few words of faith in the institution or specialist's ability to meet the patient's needs.
- Close with respect.
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[Subject: Normally bold, summarizes the intention of the letter] -Optional-
Dear [Recipients Name],
Good day! I am Dr. John Davis at the children's ward at the Medical Center. I wish to refer to you a patient of mine who needs specialized care.
Anna Young is a bright 8-year old girl, and she has been under my care for three years. She had been out of town for some time, living with her grandparents up north. When she came back, she was having problems with her throat. As I do general medicine, I thought it best to recommend her to an EENT to ensure that she will be treated properly. I am fully confident that your clinic will be able to meet her needs.
I hope for Anna's recovery through your ministrations. Should you need further information, do feel free to contact me.
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cc: [Name of copy recipient] - Optional -
Medical referral letter for a patient who needs specialized care.
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.