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Best Blogs: Emailing Doctors, Refusing New Year's Resolutions

What are your McLean neighbors blogging about this week?

Did you miss some of the blogs this week on McLean Patch? Each week, we'll round them up in one convenient place for you.

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Here are the highlights from blogs that ran this past week.

"I am resolute about NO New Year's resolutions"

  • Connie Casserly, a retired teacher and mother, writes this week about how much she hates the annual ritual of making resolutions on Jan. 1.
  • "Why should I allow this ONE DAY to be the time when I MUST make changes in my life, my beliefs and/or my actions? What an angst-causing, pressure-filled cauldron that is! Talk about a set up for failure!"
  • "My point is, I won’t make a change that will endure until I am 100 percent ready to make the commitment."
  • Read the full post here.

"Emailing Physicians=More Doctors Appointments"

  • Dr. David Jones, a local physician in McLean, writes this week about email access to your health care providers.
  • "I’ve seen firsthand the positive impacts that patients having email access to their healthcare providers can have. This mode of communication helps guide patients through urgent situations, decreasing the number of avoidable hospitalizations."
  • "Using email access as a tool to increase the frequency of appointments is optimistic, but only viable if a physician has the time and availability to do so. With rosters of nearly 3,000 patients, many primary care physicians will find it difficult to accommodate last-minute requests and increased communications."
  • Read the full post here.

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