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katiekat2009

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Re: Asking for records when changing doctors
« Reply #15 on: Yesterday at 03:01:10 PM »
You can sign forms at the new doctor's office and have them request the records. That way you don't have to go back to old pediatrician. If you go in an request records from old doctor, they will charge you. They probably won't charge to send to new doctor office. All the records were supposed to be electronic as of 2014 so they should be easy to transfer.
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lorelai

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Re: Asking for records when changing doctors
« Reply #16 on: Yesterday at 03:48:31 PM »
It just depends on the practice and their policies whether you'll get charged for your own personal copies. One pediatrician I went to told me they would charge me, then didn't end up charging me (for my own personal copies). They did require my signature to release either to me, or to my kid's new pediatrician. They are not allowed to charge to release records to another doctor's office. Perhaps find the solution that minimizes your presence in their office since it's causing you grief. Hope this gets resolved soon.

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Re: Asking for records when changing doctors
« Reply #17 on: Yesterday at 08:24:25 PM »
If you can't manage a signature on a form at the Old Pediatrician, the New Pediatrician should have a transfer of records form to sign.  I would make use of the New Pediatrician's form if I just had no desire to deal with the old office at all whatsoever.  If they require your husband's signature, so be it.  Pick up the paperwork, have him sign, drop it off at your earliest convenience. 

All of this should be able to be managed with your new doctor's office with their form.  You really shouldn't need to pursue further communication with the old one directly.
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MariaE

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Re: Asking for records when changing doctors
« Reply #18 on: Yesterday at 11:51:55 PM »
Are medican records not digital in the US? That surprises me greatly.
 
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Re: Asking for records when changing doctors
« Reply #19 on: Today at 01:13:02 AM »
Are medican records not digital in the US? That surprises me greatly.

Not universally - it varies by office, if they've upgraded to digital or not. And even if they have, they may not have a sufficiently secure way to transmit records, and you'd still have to get the records on DVD from them.
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MariaE

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Re: Asking for records when changing doctors
« Reply #20 on: Today at 01:53:29 AM »
Are medican records not digital in the US? That surprises me greatly.

Not universally - it varies by office, if they've upgraded to digital or not. And even if they have, they may not have a sufficiently secure way to transmit records, and you'd still have to get the records on DVD from them.

Interesting! In Denmark, medical records are stored centrally on a secure server. If I change doctors (or even just have to see a specialist for something), I sign a waiver allowing that doctor to access my records. No need to transmit them, no need to take copies :)
 
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