I’ve been on the receiving end of some of these robocalls over the years. Typically, the call’s tone would be pleasant enough, with a friendly voice and a friendly face. But these are not the robocall that I received this week.
Now, to be clear, this is a robocall, not a spam call. These calls are sent out by the same people who run our whitestone health service. They’re not trying to make you go somewhere, they’re trying to make you do something.
The robocall that I recently received involved a request for a surgery. It asked if I want to have my spine fused so that I can walk normally again. My spine is already abnormal, so I wasnt exactly in the mood to undergo surgery. But after I called the number on the robocall, they told me that I had a problem with my lumbar spine.
Now since I’m a physical therapist and I’ve seen a lot of patients with spinal problems, I was a bit skeptical about this, but the procedure went smoothly and I’m walking again. After the surgery I did have a few questions and comments from the robocall provider. One was that I should not just buy the health robocall from them, because the phone company may be monitoring the calls.
I was skeptical about this, but it turned out that I was wrong. The phone company was not monitoring the calls, and the hospital where I had the surgery is not a phone company and I had used the same phone number on the one I used for the surgery. It was a good thing I called because I knew the answers to some of the questions they asked.
The phone company may have been monitoring the calls, but that’s still a pretty good reason to use a different phone number and not reuse my old one. It’s not like the hospital has already taken care of the surgery, so the hospital is not going to tell the phone company where my doctor is.
So I finally got my phone back. I just got the bill and it was paid for, and it doesn’t look like they were recording the numbers. So I have no idea, but I guess that means I can call someone. I’m going to talk to my surgeon.
I guess that means I can call someone. Im going to talk to my surgeon.
If that sounds familiar, you’re not alone. A lot of hospitals and health care facilities have begun using robocalls to contact patients without their knowledge, so they can tell them what’s wrong and help them. These messages can sometimes be traced back to their source, which is called a “backscatter.
You see, what happens when a patient thinks they heard a doctor, instead of a doctor being there, is that they call the doctor up and report the problem. They can then be connected with the doctor or the nurse to get a diagnosis and answer the patient’s questions. While some health care facilities may be using these robocalls to keep doctors on their message boards or in their waiting rooms, I doubt that the vast majority of hospitals and health care facilities are doing this.