Medical Records

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Medical Records

Postby 3kidssane » Sat Jan 02, 2010 12:01 am

I noticed on a post from while back that someone said they were sending their scans to some Dr. It got me wondering about medical records. My DD was finally refered to another Dr. by her Ped. I was wondering if they would request her scans or if that is something I need to do. I also wondered if me as a parent can request her records.
Mother of: DD,8 with Cm 1 protruding tonsils 10mm and SM with Syrinx from t5-t7, 4 mm in depth and 5 mm in width, DC'd 2x 6/2010, DS, 4 with enviromental allergies, food allergies and autism,DS 2, DS 5 months.
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Re: Medical Records

Postby lttutrow » Sat Jan 02, 2010 9:04 am

We've found it's best to call and have the Drs. or specialists fax a copy of the dictation of the appointment a week or so after the appt. Sometimes there is information in those that I don't remember discussing during our visit, and also that way I have a copy for any other drs. and for their own medical records. Also, we usually ask for a CD copy of their MRI's after each one and a copy of the radiolgist's report from the referring physician.
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Re: Medical Records

Postby tnajk » Mon Jan 04, 2010 1:32 pm

Most likely the other Doctor won't see you without seeing your medical records and previous scans. Regardless, put the request in now to have them sent to the new doctor. You won't be charged if you have them sent directly from Doctor A to Doctor B. We prefer to have out own copies so we go ahead and pay for them.

Like the previous poster, we get a copy of each and every scan. Insiders tip: From now on, if you ask for a copy of the MRI while it's being taken, most of the time they can get you one and you won't be charged you for it! (wheras in the records department, they will)

I've also learned to always get a copy of the radiologist report as some doctors won't tell you everything they've found. (That can be a good thing and a bad thing.) Personally, I want to know the whole picture even if they see something THEY think we don't need to worry about.
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