Recently, I have had to reach out to various physician practices, hospitals, and other medical providers for my clients. The first question each asks when I call is what is the patients date of birth?. This is by far the most important piece of information needed to find the patient in the broad healthcare system.
It made me wonder, why the Date of Birth is so important? Well, one reason is that we all have a date of birth! I am always amazed after I give the date of birth they come back and ask me the patients name and say yes, I got it. What can I help you with? If you don’t have the right date of birth – you will not get any information.
But is my date of birth unique to me? I can’t be the only one with the date of birth is 2/25/54 – but when you put it with my name, it is MY DAY!
I just thought I would share this ‘revelation’ with you to make sure that you know how important your date of birth is and to remind you to celebrate your life everyday. As they say, you only die once, so make sure you live every day!
Here is a Beatles song that will stay in your head all day….click here to listen (and dance)
Have a good week!