Community Connections: Linking Primary Care Patients to Local Resources for Better Management of Obesity
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Dear Patient XX,
We are constantly trying to improve patient care here at Caring Family Medicine Associates. My care team recently helped me review all my patient records in order to pinpoint patients who might benefit from additional assistance in making lifestyle changes related to healthy eating, physical activity, and overall weight management. We think you might be one of those patients.
I love seeing my patients in the office; talking to patients is one of the reasons I chose primary care. Unfortunately, our visits never seem long enough to discuss all the appropriate strategies for a healthy lifestyle and how to best make those changes.
I am happy to say that I now have a new member of my care team outside my office. I have met several times with this community resource and I feel confident they can help my patients reach their personal health and wellness goals.
I have enclosed some material on this community resource. [Opportunity here to add personal details about the resource or the representative.]
I encourage you to please call ______________ and speak to ______________. I also encourage you to call our office at ______________ and schedule a quick visit with me so I can update your personal health records and make sure you are ready to join any kind of new program. We can also talk about any reservations or issues you might have. I am here to help you achieve your best personal health, and so is our new community partner.
I look forward to seeing you soon
In Good Health,