I think we all would agree that texting is quick, simple, and convenient. So, why wouldn't doctors take advantage of its popularity?
Medical advice and reminders can now be sent to you through a text message. For instance, doctors can send medical alerts to remind you to take your medication or update you on important medical information. The birth control Yaz, is taking advantage of this by allowing patients to sign up on their website to be sent text messages that remind them when to take their medicine.
I think messages like this are a great idea. They're discreet, simple and fast. It's not a hastle to retrieve the short message and it gives you important information quickly. If my doctor offered me the option to receive updates and information from him through text messages, I would sign up for it. And with everyone's seemingly hectic schedules, we could always use reminders every now and then. Especially when they are messages telling us to stop and take care of ourselves.
Also, I could see it being a more comfortable form of communication between doctors and their patients. Sometimes there are those questions that are just hard to ask, but need answers, this would be a great way for us to communicate easily with our doctors and with little or no embarrassment.
Overall, I am all for this, just as long as the messages are not
excessive and these messages are sent during reasonable hours of the day. Other than that, remind/update me...please!