I just got a letter in the mail saying I failed a drug screen. Odd because I was there when They reviewed my test. It was clean. They even refilled my last prescription. I'm seeing a new doctor because of issues with the previous doctor not treating me correctly. Will the new doc be able to see that information? I don't want him to because I don't think I could have failed when I saw the test myself. They said on the phone I'd have to pee for this new doc and I'm prepared to do that. Just need to know how to approach the new guy I guess! Medical records are only given by my consent correct? What if I deny that? What transfers with medical history exactly?
The patient must sign a release form for a new dr to get the medical records from the previous dr. But, the new dr may be suspicious of what you're hiding if don't agree for them to get the old records. Also, without previous medical records, the dr won't start you out on what you're use to taking and he may or may not give you the same thing after trying other meds.
Annette is right. Despite what your dr may tell you or what you may tell your dr, you are never sure what is written in your medical records until you read it for yourself. Getting a copy of your medical records once a year, depending on how often you see your dr(s) is also a good opportunity to have mistakes corrected or to have your own statement entered into your medical records if the dr refuses. The drs office may charge you for making copies or a CD, but in the long run it's worth it. And it is especially worth it if you're in the situation of having to change pain management drs.
I feel bad for you! I am just starting my pain management transfer escapade! Report them to Medical Association- get a copy of your complaint dated and that will be you ammo in the event of another Dr seeing WRONG record. Good luck! Stoole11
They should get a copy of their medical records Before they make the complaint. If nothing is noted in the medical records showing there was a mistake with the tox screen, they may want to think twice about making a complaint. If they're changing pain dr on their own, in other words the previous drs isn't dismissing them or no longer gonna rx them pain meds, that's one thing. But if they did something they weren't suppose to do, they also need to think twice about making the complaint. Anyone can make a complaint, but the complaint doing what a person thinks it's gonna do is rarely reality in situation like this.
The person's medical records will either prove their complaint or disprove it. Medical records will be believed over what a patient has to say in a situation like this.
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