Patient portal high on the priority list for 86-year-old Peter

Peter Vandenberg is such a supporter of patient portals he switched GPs in an attempt to access one.

Peter is a keen supporter of patient portals.

Peter Vandenberg is such a supporter of patient portals he switched GPs in an attempt to access one.

Eighty-six year old Peter had read about patient portals, given them some thought, and gone to the patient portals website to find out more.

“At my age, it would be so much easier if I could get information through the portal. I wouldn’t have to travel to the doctor as much, and I could make appointments and renew prescriptions through it.”

Peter’s wife died of cancer three years ago and he wishes they’d had access to a portal then.

“We would have had more information and could have been more active in the management of her illness.”

Peter’s new GP hasn’t yet introduced patient portals, but Peter is continuing to advocate for them.

“Doing the best thing for my health is very important to me. I may be 86, but my oldest brother is 95!

“I’ve been in my house for 35 years and I want to stay here. Things like patient portals make that easier because you can do more without leaving home.”

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