At Massachusetts General Hospital, we value communication and the flow of appropriate patient-related information between referring physicians and the Division of Nephrology.

Relationships With Referring Physicians

In order to avoid duplicate tests, our physicians review all relevant referral information, procedures and tests before ordering additional studies. We maintain excellent contact with referring physicians – consulting with them whenever appropriate – and provide timely updates about the progress of their patients by telephone, fax, mail, or e-mail.

It is our goal to return the patient to the care of the referring physician as expeditiously as possible, with complete post-discharge education provided to the patient and family, and clinical information sent directly to the referring physician.

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