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Why do so many medical offices ask for unnecessary & intrusive personal information (ssn, drivers licenses) unrelated to medical records?

Why do so many medical offices ask for unnecessary & intrusive personal information (ssn, drivers licenses) unrelated to medical records?

Required by law: It is required by law & insurance contracts that they have with companies & that you signed with those same companies. They need to make sure you are who you say you are & that they have proof. Also, if there is any legal question in the future, they can prove that they verified your identity. Finally, insurance companies use this info to track your health & put it into a central database. ...Read more

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Question about medical records? Who owns them?

Question about medical records? Who owns them?

You do: The law in the us is that you own the information, the physician owns its physical form, and it can never be withheld from you. ...Read more

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Can pharmacists dispense medical advice or just information?

Can pharmacists dispense medical advice or just information?

Yes they can..: Pharmacists may provide medical advice related to drug administration, side effects, interactions ...Read more

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What is the best web site platform to store personal medical records?

Several: Not sure how many websites we have. One of them practice fusion. Google web site lists all the sites. Be sure that they are secure website. ...Read more

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Please recommend an accurate, printable online psychological test?

Any online: Any test online is not an 'industry standard' and subjected to rigorous peer review and data sampling. ...Read more

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Medicolegal opinion of employer required drug testing?

Medicolegal opinion of employer required drug testing?

Medico legal: An employer may require a urine drug test in order for you to get the job. This is quite appropriate. You can refuse- and it will then be very unlikely that you will land the job. ...Read more

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Are there healthcare providers other than physicians (e.G. M.D.'s, d.O.'s) on healthtap who answer questions?

Are there healthcare providers other than physicians (e.G. M.D.'s, d.O.'s) on healthtap who answer questions?

Yes: Other professionals with doctorate degrees that are on healthtap include: dentists, oral surgeons, pharmacists, podiatrists, and clinical psychologists. They are licensed by their professions. ...Read more

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Who owns personal medical records?

Personal medical rec: You as patient have right and access to a full copy. ...Read more

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Do hospitals look at an employee's medical record when hiring them? Are medical records confidential?

Do hospitals look at an employee's medical record when hiring them? Are medical records confidential?

Medical records are: confidential. Without your permission they cannot look at your medical records. If an employer requires drug testing they need to let their employees know the policy as well. ...Read more

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Are paper medical records more secure than electronic health records?

Usually 7 years: Paper charts- 7 years. This may differ by state. Advantage of emr is they can be preserved for ever. Paper charts may not be as secure as electronic charts if proper precautions are taken. ...Read more

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How do you obtain personal medical records?

Request it: You need to request it from the doctor's office or healthcare facility. They will have a form for you to complete or ask you to send in a signed, written request. They can also charge you for reproduction costs (modest fee). ...Read more

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Is there a web site where you can find your own personal medical records?

Is there a web site where you can find your own personal medical records?

Possibly: You have to check with the hospital or practice where you get care, to see if they have a personal health record or patient portal. Even if they do, they often don't have access to your records (Veterans who get care at the VA can access all their records through MyHealtheVet). You do have the RIGHT to get copies of records on a disk or thumb drive - see Release of Information at the practice. ...Read more

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What is the best web site to store personal medical records?

Dr. Gutti Rao Dr. Rao
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There are: You may have to search web sites. Physician interactive is a site that used to allow your personal records can be stored. ...Read more

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Do medical doctors/nurses/hospitals have legal accountability to me (consumer/customer) or the insurance company?

Do medical doctors/nurses/hospitals have legal accountability to me (consumer/customer) or the insurance company?

Lawyer : Talk to your lawyer if you want legal help, this site is addressing medical concerns. ...Read more

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Medical records. Is there any way to obtain my medical records?

Medical records. Is there any way to obtain my medical records?

Each : Each doctor's office or hospital has different policies regarding this matter, however your medical records should be made available to you in a timely fashion. Most facilities merely require a signed authorization, usually to be signed in person. If the records are in another state they may have another method for obtaining them. Remember you have a right as a patient to have access to your medical records. This includes all labs, x-rays, and clinic notes. Another method of obtaining medical records would be to have your current primary provider request to have your records released to them, which also requires your signature, this tends to be a little quicker in most case. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can med students answer questions on healthtap, or just licensed physicians?

Brittany Chan Dr. Chan
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Can med students answer questions on healthtap, or just licensed physicians?

Licensed physicians: A select group of medical students can do the research and propose answers for questions on HealthTap. Next, their answers are verified, edited, and approved by licensed physicians on HealthTap. Finally, when such an answer is posted, an acknowledgment line appears under the answer, crediting the medical student for his assistance. HealthTap doctors enjoy mentoring medical students. ...Read more

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