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Medical Records

Hope3HHope3 Posts: 752
edited 02/22/2014 - 4:22 PM in Maintenance
I was wondering how many of you review your medical records?
I get a copy of mine every so often to review sometimes they charge you
of course. Found out doing this that what you say, what Doctor's write down
or what happens can often be different. I don't mean that in a negative
way but it can effect things down the line believe me. I have ran into
you want records that are correct and also items not left off.
Example: A Doctor gave me a the test to see which disk was the problem
and during the process twice I used language and screamed out in pain.
He hit the spots that were hot. He give me injections that did zero and told
me to live with it. That was several years ago but when I got the records
guess what he wrote on the chart. Patient experienced a type of Charlie
Horse. What are you kidding I know the difference and right there and then
I decided I would get my records every now and then to review and make
sure the things were right.

post edited here, inappropriate words that were trying to
send a message
Ron DiLauro, Spine-Health System Administrator 02/22/14

Just a suggestion.


  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 9,865
    to think, what you felt the situation was all about is not what the other person observed.

    So many times one will think and feel they did this or that , demonstrated this or that and said the same. But in reality, that is not what they communicated.

    And this goes far beyond a doctor/patient relationship. Its just pure human nature

    People always seem to want to blame the doctors, the medical field, they are the ones that are so wrong.

    I dont know about that
    Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences
    You can email me at: rdilauro@veritashealth.com
  • I always get copies of EVERYTHING from diagnostics to dictations etc. I do this for several reasons. I like my NS but I was a little displeased with my 2 week f/u dictation which did not mention that I was having continued nerve pain in my left buttocks/leg. The nerve pain improved in my hip and that was mentioned. The only thing that was said is that I do feel a little more discomfort when I'm on my feet. Generally I do not have issues, but I do think that was important information to leave out.
    Progressive DDD
    Chronic S1 Radiculopathy
    Discectomy L5-S1 2002
    Discectomy, Laminotomy/Foraminotomy L3-S1 January 2014
    Bilateral SI Joint Fusion and 2 level spinal Fusion October 2014
  • Ron
    If you read my message I was not blaming the Doctor I stated it can work both
    ways. Gee I think I need to go back to communication school.
    There is a lot covered in a relationship with Doctors and those records
    need to be clear stating what you both discussed.
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