- Fax an appointment request
- Email the practice administrator that you wish to make an appointment and that you are an established patient of the group.
- Voicemail--just make sure you check. I have not yet employed voice mail.
- Text-message--I had one patient contact me this way. In general, I am not very good at the MMS lingo, but I got him in the door. "OMG, I g hsv. n2cu." Translation: Oh my God, I have herpes. I need to see you.
The moral of the story is that the phone is but one avenue to reach the scheduler in the office. Personally, I think fax is the best. We check the fax on our free time and contact the patient when our phones are not ringing off the hook.