Dr.would Not Release Records
Posted 08 December 2006 - 04:02 AM
Posted 08 December 2006 - 04:42 AM
Posted 09 December 2006 - 04:04 AM
Posted 09 December 2006 - 06:14 PM
I would call my insurance and make a claim against that Dr. He is not abiding by the rules and you have already paid him some money so maybe your ins. can deal with this instead of you being frustrated by him!
i am so sorry to hear of your frustration.
Posted 11 December 2006 - 09:52 AM
Even thoough I'm late coming in here....I'm so glad you got the support you did.
Some doctors are something else. When they try the intimidation technique, they used to really infuriate me. Now days, I try to conserve my energy for the positive people/things in my life... otherwise, I get so played out and it effects me for days
You did well! Hugs, Susie
Posted 13 December 2006 - 07:19 AM
Wishing you all the best, get your file and dont take no for an answer, then send him a bill for your time, and your mileage driving there more than once to get the file that belongs to YOU. Okay, I am off my soapbox, good luck and good health. Better doctors are out there. Lori
Posted 13 December 2006 - 08:36 AM
Disability: Patient Rights
Who owns medical records? Do the records belong to me? No, they do not belong to the patient. Medical records are the property of the medical provider (or facility) that prepares them. The patient has a right to view the originals, and to obtain copies under Health and Safety Code sections 123100 - 123149.5. California Medical Board.
You are entitled to see them or get copies following the appropriate protocols.
Posted 13 December 2006 - 01:08 PM
I have been thinking of switching my general practitioner because I now live almost 2 hours from him. Also, he is geting lax in his old age. He went against 2 doctor's that said I had Sclero. He said, Sheryl they are wrong. You don't have Sclero. No, I won't recomend a rheumatologist for you. So, I went above his head and pay out of pocket. But, I would like to get my records in there entireity. Other than walking out of the office with them if that were even possible I don't think my New doctor would get the past 30 years of my records. I haven't picked a new general practitioner yet. But, I haven't gone back to him either. I have only been going to my rheumatologist. There is always something that will cause us stress. Sheryl
ISN Support Specialist
(Retired) ISN Chat Moderator
International Scleroderma Network (ISN)
Posted 13 December 2006 - 08:28 PM
Am I entitiled to a copy of my records?
Posted 14 December 2006 - 02:09 AM
Please keep in mind that I have no legal training at all, and verify everything I say with a reliable legal source.
The article that is listed on our site at:
Disability: Patient Rights is in regard to California patient rights. So it looks to me like you are legally entitled to a copy of your medical records.
However, you must request them in writing. Please read that link and follow the procedures they recommend.
Some providers can give interesting responses when they are just asked...so the key appears to be presenting the request in writing.
It should absolutely not be necessary to have your attorney call their attorney, unless you have threatened legal action against them; and even then, it looks to me like the law is on your side and you can contact the California Medical Board if necessary.
Founder and President
International Scleroderma Network (ISN)
Hotline and Donations: 1-800-564-7099
The most important thing in the world to know about scleroderma is sclero.org.
Posted 16 December 2006 - 02:18 PM
I was asked to come in and sign a form. It would take about a week to make copies. When I got the records I read everything and made copies of everything in my file. I discovered how illegible my rheumatologist's handwritten office visits were. It made me more determined than ever to switch to my new rheumatologist who has typewritten reports of each visit.
Everyone should obtain a copy of their rheumatologist's records to see what is in your file. I was given a diagnosis for myositis, RA and deep depression that I was not aware I had.
Glad you switched doctors.
Posted 17 December 2006 - 09:56 AM
Posted 17 December 2006 - 01:50 PM