Updated: Jul 21, 2020

Hi,


I hope you are keeping well. I am just writing to you now to let you know that I will be away this upcoming Monday and Tuesday, June 15th and 16th. 


During this time, I won't be available for calls, texts, or emails. 


I will of course be checking my emails and voicemails after 4PM on Tuesday. 


From the 17th onwards everything will be back to normal.


Thank you,


Annette

Updated: Jul 21, 2020

I hope you are well. I want you to know that I am always on the lookout for new ways to provide you with better care. 


As you know, I take excellent notes when we are discussing your health. But recently the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario made a change to the rules related to the records I keep about your health. 


Now I am required to maintain a Cumulative Patient Profile (CPP). So going forward I will need your help to ensure that we have all of the required documentation for your chart. 


I will be using a software called Ocean by CognisantMD to help me put together your Cumulative Patient Profile. Using Ocean I can send digital forms to your email address and you can easily fill them out at home. 


At the bottom of this email you can see a picture of what the email will look like. Take note the email you receive may look slightly different. 


Ocean is a secure platform and follows Ontario's privacy legislation, PHIPA.


Would you please help me by filling out the forms that I sent you from the platform? I will be sending these emails out to you within the next week or so.


If you have any questions at all, please email me and I would be happy to confirm this request.


Thank you for being a patient of mine,


Annette



The email you receive will look something like the below image.


Updated: Jul 21, 2020

Your health, time, and safety is a priority to me, so I've decided to enact a new policy for in-person appointments at my 34 Kenneth Avenue office. Previously, I would leave my side door unlocked and you would be able to freely enter my office. From now on I will be keeping my side door locked, and when you arrive for your appointment I will unlock it for you. All you need to do is ring the video-doorbell at the side of my office and tell me that you've arrived. Then I will buzz you in.


Take note and please avoid coming into the office if you have symptoms of a fever, a cough, or shortness of breath. If you do have these symptoms, please notify me and contact the Middlesex-London Health Unit at 519-663-5317. The best time to show up and ring the doorbell would be around 5 minutes before your appointment starts. If you're going to arrive at my office even earlier than that, please let me know in advance so I can be ready to let you in. I chose to put this new policy into place because of a couple reasons:


Your health With the risk of Coronavirus / COVID-19, it is advised that we limit the interactions that you have with other people. This new policy should help lessen the impact that COVID-19 could have on your health. Since I deal with a wide range of patients, including cancer patients and the elderly, it's best if these at-risk people are not in close-contact with others who may be sick.

Your time Some people have taken to coming into my office during the day without having an appointment booked. I understand the reason for doing this, but unfortunately it takes me away from other patients. This new policy will ensure that I can focus completely on you and your concerns during your scheduled appointment time.

Your security With the new policy, the door will be locked at all times, and I will be admitting patients on an as needed basis. Your security and safety is important to me, and this new policy will prevent strangers from coming into the office.


Would you have any questions or concerns to share with me about this new policy? I want to be open and transparent with you, so please let me know your thoughts! Take care, Annette P.S. I have a new website that you can use to book appointments and see my latest posts. I will be making a more official announcement at a later date.

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