Now that I have my medical records, how do I get errors fixed

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by contessa, Oct 18, 2002.

  1. contessa

    contessa New Member

    Wow, it's amazing what's in my medical records. I have a physical that I never took, unless they did it while I was anesthesized. My rheumatologist says I have very little chance of getting better, and he wrote me a letter as well stating that. Physical therapist states I have 'fair' chance of responding to therapy even though I'm very willing to try. But although I made it very clear I only have a three hour daily window of energy to 5 specialists, only the PT mentioned it. One doc says I have no trouble accomplishing my daily activities (he left out within the 3 hours window). I know disb is going to use these contradictions against me. How do I get the other doctors to correct their errors of ommission. (I keep a list with me of my medications and all symptoms-each doctor gets the full report on each visit). So far have myofascial/fibromyalgia/asthma/IBS/Sciatica/arthristis of tailbone and left hand/migraines/anxiety/panic attacks/high blood pressure. Nothing fatal, just limiting. Any one else get their medical records ammended after the fact?
  2. contessa

    contessa New Member

    Wow, it's amazing what's in my medical records. I have a physical that I never took, unless they did it while I was anesthesized. My rheumatologist says I have very little chance of getting better, and he wrote me a letter as well stating that. Physical therapist states I have 'fair' chance of responding to therapy even though I'm very willing to try. But although I made it very clear I only have a three hour daily window of energy to 5 specialists, only the PT mentioned it. One doc says I have no trouble accomplishing my daily activities (he left out within the 3 hours window). I know disb is going to use these contradictions against me. How do I get the other doctors to correct their errors of ommission. (I keep a list with me of my medications and all symptoms-each doctor gets the full report on each visit). So far have myofascial/fibromyalgia/asthma/IBS/Sciatica/arthristis of tailbone and left hand/migraines/anxiety/panic attacks/high blood pressure. Nothing fatal, just limiting. Any one else get their medical records ammended after the fact?
  3. allhart

    allhart New Member

    its grate you got your records ,i dont think there is anyway to get the drs to change anything in them,ive been trying i have scolois thats visable just by looking at my back but the last 3 xray reports didnt show it and the disabiltiy dr who comented to me about said there was no signs of scolois in his report, ive tried invain to get the people who took my xrays to note it in there report but they say they cant change it even though they addmit they can see it just by looking at my back they always suggust a new xray thats why ive had 3 in the last 2 years they all read the same you can try wrighting the dr and exsplian why you want it changed maybe ,hopefully youll have better luck then me.
    kara
  4. dlizard

    dlizard New Member

    ok first of all... you take a written synopsis of your days clearly stated symptoms to each visit... you mark them like 10-15 to 12-12-02 and list everything*** that has happened or is wrong.... you take it to your doctor visits and ask for a ** COPY** to be placed in your chart. you keep a copy too ok.... so then you try to get the doctor to address your needs... some will some won't but you never know til you ask.... You won't have any luck changing what's in there but since you have read these notes,, why not write your doctor a letter and state the facts of the listed symptoms in your letter and ask for a copy to be palced in your file.... ANY doctor will have trouble not knowing when you have clearly* placed this information in your record.. its there plain and simple and it should all be addressed per his notes,.,.,, if not .... try spelling the word M A L P R A C T I C E ....... funny how nurses know how to work the system LOL>>>>>> it took 20 yrs to outsmart them!! but I'm telling you if you ask for it to be placed in your chart .... it ought to get there.... and voila` instant recall LOL>>>>>> just play their game fairly with them, and you'll be surprised how easy it gets.... have them make the copy during the visit so you see it go into your chart and tell em you're keeping a copy for your records too... remember guys.. these doctors are business so treat it like a business and you'll get what you want from them. It's all a game but this really works.... I also list all meds taken during the period as well....Good luck!

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