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A 40-year-old member asked:

Should i get copies of all my medical records at every medical appointment?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Why???: The various states require physicians to keep their medical records for a period of years from your last point of contact and be ready to retrieve and transfer the information as needed.If a subsequent treating physician needs any information, it will be available.Hand carried records are often lost & seldom needed if you are able to give a detailed history.

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A 35-year-old female asked:

Can you view and get a copy of all your medical records to keep for yourself ?

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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Yes: You can get a copy of all of your medical records at your doctor's office. You may have to pay a fee for the photocopying and administration time. If you want copies of x-rays, cts, and mris, you need to go to the radiology center and request either print outs or a cd with them. Again, there will be a charge for that. Medical records are kept for several years only - each state is different.

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