Christmas Cards from Your Doctor

Hey, what’s up Doc?  I don’t know about you but my doctor is someone I have formed a close bond with over the years.  It is someone that seems like part of the family.  I feel a connection with her that makes me feel is unbreakable.  My doctor and I share more intimated conversations than I share with almost anyone else.  When I open my mailbox during the month of December and find a Christmas card from my Doctor, I realize that I am special to her too.  The simple gesture of a card lets me know that I am not just a number.

Every year I send out photo cards of my children and I make sure one is addressed to all the doctors in our lives.  It is a great feeling when the gesture is returned.  The bond between doctor and patient is important and intimate.  A holiday card allows the patient to know he or she is appreciated and that the doctor appreciates his being faithful.  Seeing a card in the mail from my doctor shows that she is willing to take the extra time to tell me I am worth something to her.  Receiving a Christmas card from my doctor is heart warming and brings a smile to my face.  All doctors should share in this practice if they want to keep patients in their practice.

8 thoughts on “Christmas Cards from Your Doctor”

  1. I agree and really like receiving a Holiday Card from any of our doctors. I have always admired the family photo-cards I see when visiting the pediatrician, dentist, or any other doctor’s office at Christmas time. It is nice to know many doctors reciprocate!

  2. I think a relationship between any client with their doctor, lawyer, or banker is always personal and intimate. They are the people you form a close personal relationship with because they hold your secrets and trust in their office. I think sending them a holiday card or to personally say thank you is not only a great gesture but it shows your appreciation towards their practice or business to which they help other clients including you.

  3. I personally wouldn’t be offended whatsoever to not receive a card from my doctor. I haven’t met many doctors who actually remember me and have a personal connection, usually they have to consult charts or it’s a practice where there are many doctors and you aren’t even seeing the same one every time.

  4. my doctor always sends funny cards for the holidays. he usually is my favorite of all that i receive!

  5. Need to find a doctor I’m on good enough terms with to send/receive holiday cards to/from. That’s a sign of a good relationship, and a relationship with your doctor is one of the best relationships one could have (they are the one’s taking care of you of course!)

  6. All of my doctors send out holiday cards. It is nice to receive something from them that isn’t a reminder or a bill.

  7. I’d have to agree with Hansel, I have never received a card from a doctor: let alone known one that call me by name without looking at my chart first. For me, a doctor is another service: then again, unlike most people, I don’t feel the need to go to the doctor often. Call me indifferent, but receiving or not receiving a card from my doctor wont make me or break me

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *