Keeping Copies of Your Personal Medical Files
Every time you see a doctor he/she will make notes in your file. That files is not the sole private property of your doctor – it’s your information and you have the right to know what’s in there and in fact you should request copies. That way if you need to see another physician or specialist or if you have a billing dispute with either the doctor’s office or an insurance company you have the necessary documentation to back it up. Keep copies of your family’s medical paperwork in a safe, fireproof place.