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Why is it important to keep your own personal health records?
9 doctors weighed in

Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree
In brief: Medical records
Also helps when you are transferring services to another provider, you or your provider move to another location, in emergencies when family need to access medical information, or when starting fresh with a new provider.

In brief: Medical records
Also helps when you are transferring services to another provider, you or your provider move to another location, in emergencies when family need to access medical information, or when starting fresh with a new provider.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. Kalyn Diamond
Clinical Psychology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Your health info
Is scattered across many different providers and facilities.
Keeping complete and easily accessible health records means you can play a more active role in your healthcare. It’s also the best way to make your information available quickly, such as while traveling or during an emergency, and can be a private reference used to keep your family informed about your health history.

In brief: Your health info
Is scattered across many different providers and facilities.
Keeping complete and easily accessible health records means you can play a more active role in your healthcare. It’s also the best way to make your information available quickly, such as while traveling or during an emergency, and can be a private reference used to keep your family informed about your health history.
Dr. Kalyn Diamond
Dr. Kalyn Diamond
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Dr. Lisa Saponaro
Clinical Psychology
3 doctors agree
In brief: You care most
Each state varies in how long they require medical records to be kept and you never know when you will want to access the information.
It is a good idea to have all of your medical information sent to your primary care physician and to maintain regular check ups. This will assure your information is stored centrally and kept active with your annual visit.

In brief: You care most
Each state varies in how long they require medical records to be kept and you never know when you will want to access the information.
It is a good idea to have all of your medical information sent to your primary care physician and to maintain regular check ups. This will assure your information is stored centrally and kept active with your annual visit.
Dr. Lisa Saponaro
Dr. Lisa Saponaro
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Dr. Gutti Rao
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Be informed of healt
Since you owe responsibility to your own health, you should also know what is in your medical records.
Hence it is important to keep your own personal records, and feel responsible for your own health.

In brief: Be informed of healt
Since you owe responsibility to your own health, you should also know what is in your medical records.
Hence it is important to keep your own personal records, and feel responsible for your own health.
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao
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