As a professional, you should be using a professional email address, not a personal or shared email address.
Good to use: email@example.com
Not good to use: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Further, whenever possible, use an email address that associates with your advocacy or care management website (like “janesadvocacy.com” found above) rather than using an email address available to anyone and everyone.
Using gmail.com, or live.com, or yahoo.com, or any of the other more general email addresses doesn’t appear to be private enough to serve healthcare needs, even if you’ve made arrangements for that privacy. That can be off-putting to a potential client who is assessing your professionalism.
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