I'm going to see my rheumatologist today. It's been awhile since we've met and although I have an extended appointment with him, I still want to make sure he has all the information possible in front of him so I am bringing the following.
Sounds like a lot. But in order to get the best medical plan moving forward, you need to provide all the pieces of information. That means keeping on top of your medical files.
How and where you keep your information is always completely up to you. The most important thing is that it is organized so that you can access it when you need it. All the pieces of your medical history combined with your care team's input will give you the best possible physician's visit.
To your most peaceful and healthy self
For more information on being your best health care advocate, take a read from the SafelyFiled post from September of last year.
You have an absolute obligation to help your doctors and medical staff provide you with the best care possible. You simply can't get good care if you don't do your part. Remember, you are your best healthcare advocate.
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