The healthcare industry is facing a looming wave of physician retirements, as many doctors from the baby boomer generation reach retirement age. This impending exodus of experienced healthcare providers highlights the urgent need for medical groups to be prepared to properly notify patients when a doctor retires or leaves the practice. The departure of a trusted physician can create uncertainty and anxiety among patients who have developed long-standing relationships with their doctors. Timely and clear communication is essential to ensure continuity of care and to help patients transition smoothly to new providers. By proactively planning and implementing effective patient notification strategies, medical groups can foster trust and minimize any potential disruption in the healthcare journey of their patients.
This form letter is a suggested template you can use when needing to inform your patients of a physician retirement and/or transfer of care.