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1. .p I use this for my password. This one phrase by itself has saved me hours of time spent logging in or signing off on things.

2. Anything that I don’t want to look up or remember.
.bookdep is one I use to send recommendations for books on depression through the patient portal
“Here are some good recommendations for books dealing with depression:

1. Feeling Good. David Burns M.D. Has been best selling self-help book of all time for a reason. Dr Burns is a psychiatrist who does an excellent job of providing information and perspective but also gives guidance on an action plan. One essential key to overcoming depression is taking action.

2. Mind Over Mood: Change How You Feel by Changing the Way You Think. By Dennis Greenberger and Christine Padesky. Teaches CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy). Mimics what you would learn at therapy.

3. The Mindful Way Through Depression: Freeing Yourself from Chronic Unhappiness. by Mark Williams, John Teasdale, Zindel Segal, and Jon Kabat-Zinn. One of my favorites. It is a simple, gentle approach to dealing with depression

If you end up reading any or all of the above, I would love to hear any feedback you might have. ”

3. I refer to 4 different hospitals and imaging centers. Each has their own form they want filled out. Rather than filling out each separate one, I use the phrase to document in my note and I will also use it to send a referral/order with all the information that is required. For example:
“Encounter for screening for malignant neoplasm of respiratory organs: Z12.2
We talked about the advantages and disadvantages of lung cancer screening including: the reduction in mortality, the potential for detection of cancer at an earlier stage, the potential need for follow up testing, the potential for over-diagnosis, the potential problems related to radiation, and the potential problems related to incidental findings that may precipitate unnecessary procedures. We discussed the importance of adherence to annual lung cancer LDCT screening, the impact of co-morbidities, and the importance of both the ability and willingness to undergo diagnosis and treatment following a positive screen.

He/she meets the following criteria:
1. Age 55 – 77 years
2. Asymptomatic (no signs or symptoms of lung cancer)
3. Tobacco smoking history of at least 30 pack-years (one pack-year = smoking one pack per day for one year; 1 pack = 20 cigarettes)
4. Current smoker or one who has quit smoking within the last 15 years

Personal history of nicotine dependence: Z87.891
Encouraged abstinence from smoking, Recommend low dose CT lung cancer screening be performed yearly until age 80 unless contraindications are present or it has been at least 15 years since quit smoking

Test: Low dose CT lung cancer screening
ICD-10: z12.2-Encounter for screening for malignant neoplasm of respiratory organs
z87.891-Personal history of nicotine dependence
CPT G0296: Counseling visit to discuss lung cancer screening”

That is amazing. I have very similar uses for my dot phrases.
I even recommend the same book, Feeling Good.
I use a dot phrase to create an email with a link to Audible so that the patient can get their first book for free.

I also recommend the book “Healing Back Pain” by Dr. Sarno.
I even include a picture of the book in my dot phrase.

Your lung cancer screening dot phrase is great. Thank you for sharing. I’m sure it saves you from admin chasing you down so that the CT can be approved 🙂

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