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Should I get copies of all my medical records at every medical appointment?
4 doctors weighed in

Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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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