- Open with a formal greeting. Introduce yourself with a short background of your professional expertise.
- Introduce your patient, how long he or she had been under your care. Explain his or her moving to the other state and the need for another physician to look after him or her.
- Briefly run through the patient's medical status and assure the new physician of a copy of important medical records of the patient.
- Wish them a good professional relationship.
- Close with respect.
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[Subject: Normally bold, summarizes the intention of the letter] -Optional-
Dear [Recipients Name],
Warm greetings! I am Dr. Kevin Lewis, a family doctor.
I have been the physician of the Philips family for almost a decade now. Due to Mr. Philips' work transfer, however, it is impractical for them to continue consulting with me.
They are a healthy family although Mrs. Philips gets down with the colds when she gets too stressed from her online business. I will forward you their records as soon as possible.
I have faith in your ability to see to the family's health, and I trust you will get along well. Should you need more information, I may be reached at 555-5555. Thank you very much.
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cc: [Name of copy recipient] - Optional -
Physician to physician referral letter for a client moving out of state.
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.