We see medical records all the time. It’s not unusual to find mistakes or items that are left out. Sometimes, the omissions are fatal. Other times, they are never to be thought of again. Talk to the client after and you will hear, "the doctor was in a rush", "didn’t seem to be listening", or "was thinking about some other issue". There are even medical groups who simply keep themselves out of issues from a motor vehicle collision, by just not documenting it. The person isn’t there for the collision, so let it be someone else’s problems.
Seems to me that leaving things out for your own purposes does more harm than any gain that the doctor may perceive. A history should be a real history.
Here are some things you can bring to make the most of your visit:
Lists of your concerns, any allergies and all the medicines, herbs or vitamins you take
A description of symptoms – when they started, what makes them better
A notepad or tape recorder
You are there for a reason. It’s important that you be heard and get the right information out. It also is important for you that the records always be accurate.
A founding partner with Bradshaw & Bryant, Mike Bryant has always fought to find justice for his clients—knowing that legal troubles, both personal injury and criminal, can be devastating for a family. Voted a Top 40 Personal Injury "Super Lawyer" multiple years, Mr. Bryant has also been voted one of the Top 100 Minnesota "Super Lawyers" four times.