Apology to a Doctor

Write this type of letter to apologize to a doctor for any reason. For example, you might be apologizing for arguing with a doctor, for acting inappropriately in the doctor's office, for missing an appointment, for not returning a phone call, or for any other reason.

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[Date of letter—month, day, and year]

[Recipient's first and last names]
[Company name]
[Street or P.O. box address]
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Dear [recipient's name]:

I am writing to apologize to you for the argument we had during my medical appointment with you on Wednesday. I realize that my tone and words were inappropriate and disrespectful at times, and I very much regret the way I handled things. As you could see, I am quite opinionated regarding the medical issues that we discussed and still stand by many of the views I conveyed. I just realize that the way I said things was inappropriate.

I would like to continue this important medical conversation and would like to see when we can set up a time to talk, either in person or over the phone. I promise that I will be diplomatic and courteous when we talk again. Thank you in advance for your understanding and for accepting my sincere apology. I look forward to setting up a time to talk again soon.




[Sender's first and last names]