ROJOSON Advisory: Always Keep a Copy of Your Medical Records [Re-posting #2]

ROJOSON Advisory: Always Keep a Copy of Your Medical Records

by Reynaldo O Joson on Saturday, July 9, 2011 at 6:05pm

All human beings should keep a copy of their medical records throughout their lifetime!

They should develop a habit and a system of keeping a file of all their medical records. 

The records will come in handy when they are needed for medical consults and medical clearances in applications for job, insurance, migration, etc.

Patients:

DO NOT LEAVE ALL YOUR MEDICAL RECORDS WITH ANY DOCTORS YOU CONSULTED! Make sure you have a copy, preferably, an original copy. In the future, you will have difficulty getting your medical records from your doctors. They may be lost in your doctors’ clinics. Your doctors may die with your records. You may be shy and afraid to get your medical records from your initial doctor when you want to go to another doctor for a second opinion.

Doctors:

ALWAYS MAKE SURE YOUR PATIENTS HAVE A COPY OF THEIR MEDICAL RECORDS IN THEIR POSSESSION! Do NOT get all their medical records without them having a copy.  Encourage them to develop a habit of keeping a file of their medical records.

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