Let’s face it. Phone tag is a big problem in healthcare. You need to get a message to your doctor. Yet, your doctor is often busy seeing patients, so you speak to someone else who takes a message. You hope nothing you said is lost in translation. And perhaps you forgot to include a few things in your message that you wish you could have. And what happens if you have follow up questions to your doctor’s response?
This is where MyChart comes in. MyChart essentially allows you to email your doctor. Yet, unlike traditional email, MyChart is fully HIPAA compliant keeping your health information secure. In other words, MyChart has extra security to ensure your health information and discussions remain private.
“I highly encourage patients to use MyChart for communications. It just makes things so much easier. I get messages directly from the patient, assess the matter at hand, then take appropriate action. Mistakes are avoided and actions are taken sooner. It’s great!” says Dr. Monica Perlman.
But that’s not all – MyChart does a lot more. Aside from improving communications, MyChart is great for:
- Accessing Test Results: View results and your doctor’s comments within days
- Requesting Prescriptions Refills: Send refill requests for any of your refillable medications
- Managing Appointments: Schedule appointments easily or view details of past and/or upcoming appointments
- Receiving Referral Information: Get notifications when your referrals are ready
“MyChart is changing the way we practice. It’s making our practice more efficient. I love how transparent medical information is to our patients and the tools they now have to take action. It’s better healthcare all around. I’m amazed at how many of our patients are using it” continued Dr. Perlman.
Perlman Clinic provides MyChart access free to any patients who have visited their clinics. It’s accessible online at https://mychart.perlmanclinic.com/mpc/, though can also be downloaded via mobile app.
You can learn more about MyChart by calling Perlman Clinic at 858-554-1212. Perlman Clinic offers primary & urgent care throughout San Diego, with clinics in Carlsbad, La Jolla, Clairemont, Hillcrest, Kensington, Downtown, and Chula Vista. They are in process of opening a new location in Del Mar.