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Old 10-31-2008, 11:53 AM
 
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Hello Everyone, I am a diabetic patient and having diabetes since last six years. So, since then till today I have got lots of prescriptions and other such medical records. The problem is that at any time one of the previous records gets needed for my further treatment and it really becomes bulky to take them all. They are really very difficult to maintain also as there are a numerous of them. I wanted to know that if there are any possible ways to get out of this problem of handling that much bulky hard data or bulky medical records?
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Old 11-01-2008, 10:51 AM
 
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Could you scan them and put them on a CD?
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Old 11-01-2008, 11:03 AM
 
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I am constantly at a new doctor and my past records are key. I keep all of mine in a binder. I try to always get copies to keep. Some things like bone scans etc I have got on cd so they can see the images.
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Old 11-02-2008, 11:56 AM
 
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It is good to get your own copies, however, this can be costly. When you know that you are going to a new dr, go to their office efore the new patient appt and sign a record release for each dr that you have seen that they will need records for.

That office can then fax it over to each dr, requesting only what they will need and you will not have to tote your med rec everywhere and it will not cost you either.

Normally no charge from dr to dr.
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