In the past we have allowed patients to communicate with us via secure e-mail account connected with our web page. After discussing this with our legal advisers, they suggest that we close that account for established patients due to their interpretation of the HIPAA law. Individuals who have never seen us are not under this contractual agreement and may send emails, for example to request appointments or to inquire more about our clinic.
We are working on a more HIPAA compliant portal for which established patients may have e-mail access once again. Sorry about the inconvenience, however, medical clinics now live in a very complex legal world and we have to be very carful.