Conclusions are based on the information available at the moment.
I went to my doctor's appointment with all my information and guess what? There was STILL missing information. Even after my other physician's assistant verified that lab and clinic information would be sent to my rheumatologist, it wasn't there.
So how much information do you need? That depends. For my appointment the missing labs were not such a big deal. It was a touch base appointment. But what if there was something more urgent where those results were vital. (sorry no pun intended)
These are some things to think about:
In order to make the best conclusion and optimize your care, you and your physician must have all the pieces of the puzzle. You have control over that. The question is will you do it?
To Your Most Informational and Healthy Self.
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.
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