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How to manage the previous medical records?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • October 31, 2008
  • 05:42 AM

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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  • this puzzles me because my best friend was a diabetic and i never saw her take any records to a doctor appt. in the last few years of her life i drove her to her appts. because she had lost her balance and had a pinched nerve as well. she saw a dermatologist for some diabetic type non-healing wounds, plus a minor skin cancer. then she saw the internest for her diabetes then in another town we would go to the cardiologist and orthopedist. she was even checked into the hospital for a few overnight stay, but no records were requested. all each doctor wanted to know was all the prescriptions she was on and how much of each. why would her doctor in california need to see the records from her kidney removal 40 years ago in vermont? it was enough for her to say " hey doc, see this scar, i only have one kidney" if you live to a fine old age like she did you would need a pack mule to lug around those records. if your memory is poor maybe you could write down your most significant milestones on an index card. she kept her daily glucose checks in one of those little calander type things and she did take that to the doc.
    emmarene 34 Replies
    • November 21, 2008
    • 11:37 AM
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  • Look into putting your records on a disc. Some hospital have that capacity
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