- After the salutation and greeting, introduce yourself.
- Express your gratitude to the doctor and tell him how your health condition has improved.
- Mention how you felt assured of your health when you were still under his or her care (before transferring to another specialist).
- Reiterate your thanks and end with respect.
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[Subject: Normally bold, summarizes the intention of the letter] -Optional-
Dear [Recipients Name],
A pleasant day to you! I am David Williams, one of your patients in the past.
I cannot thank you enough for recommending me to Dr. Melissa Guerrero for my skin problems. I have been attending treatments for a month now, and my skin has shown significant improvements.
I am most grateful that you have honestly referred me to another specialist for a disease that is not within your expertise. I look forward to seeing you again soon for a general check-up and maintenance.
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cc: [Name of copy recipient] - Optional -
Thanking a doctor for referring one to another specialist.
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.