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Wednesday Jul 24, 2019

How to remind patients they're due for preventive care

As part of your efforts to manage the health of your patient population, you may send out reminders to patients recommending that they schedule preventive services such as physicals, Pap smears, or colon cancer screenings. Megan Lykke, MD, FAAFP, of Grand Junction, Colo., advises sending these reminders out according to patients’ birth months, rather than sending them all at once. This can help to more evenly distribute demand for preventive appointments throughout the year and ensure appointment availability.

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Posted at 12:00AM Jul 24, 2019 by FPM Editors

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