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New doctors and lost medical records

Jun 15, 2015 8:33 PM

new doctors have taken over and a large amaount of my medical records have vanished. Consequently they have gone for the remove all meds and leave to suffer for a month or too before they want to see ya again.

Jun 15, 2015 9:17 PM

Tokra I am sorry to here that. It's very unfair to you, just because they can't find your records. Why can't they look at your prescriptions that you had filled and go from there.

Jun 16, 2015 9:50 AM

Tokra, what country do you live in? In the USA it's illegal for someone to take your medical records (like a doctor that leaves). Any medical facility must store and keep every patients records for a minimum of 10 years here. In the midst of moving to a new location, several years ago my PCP doc's start lost my records. It took them three months to find them. I requested a copy of them. Maybe your records are just misplaced. Ask them if they sent your records to their storage facility. Someone could have also misfiled it, especially if the records are filled numerically. When I was able to work I was a medical record technician & coder. There are many ways records get temporarily lost, especially in larger facilities with more patients. My staff & I use to misfile many times, because looking at numbers all day our brains & eyes would reverse numbers dyslexically. I hope & pray they find your records soon! It's not only frustrating to the patient but it binders the providers efficient care of the patient. 🙏🌼

Jun 16, 2015 2:21 PM

i'm in the uk, and the doctors i was in had one doctor and an occassional 2nd for 2,800 patients and we have been merged with another practice accross town to make a new patients total of about 8,000. at our office we get one doctor and one nurse available perday. already i have seen 3 different doctors and 3 different nurse's since march 30th, my meds have been changed and changed again and after todays appointment, the latest doctor has had a good'ish chat and said that there getting in professional coder to transfer all the paper to computer records and even was grateful for a few pages on my migrane pains i was there to see him about. there records said its only a recent problem, yet i have been having chronic migranes for over 30 years. Just have top hope they can find all the records to trans-code, as i beleive that the doctor had to keep some things seperate because of a nosey gossip in his staff.

Jun 16, 2015 3:16 PM

Maybe they will get it all transferred sooner than later. For that many patients they should be hiring a crew of at least three coders. I'm glad you at least had to look recent migraine history. Weezie's suggestion of taking your meds with you is a good idea to. Could you possibly get a print out of the meds you've taken for the past 1-2 years from your pharmacist? My mother went to a group of cardiologists and every time she went she had to see a different doctor, and each doctor changed her meds too. After her stroke and heart attack here health weren't downhill fast. I still believe a lot had to do with everchanging medications. You be careful and keep up with new side effects.🙏🌼

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