Why this radiologist's report gets 1/10

With patients accessing medical reports online, it's time for doctors to review what they write

I received an email a few days ago. It has been edited for length and clarity.


"I would like some advice please. I am a 46-year-old male with an off and on cough for 4-5 months. I have never smoked. After my primary care physician examined me, he ordered a chest X-ray.

A few days later I got a call from the doctor who said my X-ray was normal. I was happy to hear that, but I am enrolled with My Chart, which allows you to review your results online.

Well, I read it and to me it doesn't sound what you would call