Please be mindful about transmitting confidential or sensitive information in your message. Communication through email is inherently risky when it comes to the confidentiality of your health information. The Internet is an open network and provides no inherent protection for confidential information. E-mail must not be the primary means of communication with me. You must contact me by telephone or in person about critical or time-sensitive issues. There will be times when I will not have access to e-mail. Be sure to contact my office by telephone when necessary. Thank you.