I just got a copy of my medical record from my current primary care physician. I cannot read anything the doctor has written--don't see how anyone could. Each visit is on a separate page with vitals legible (the nurses do these) but there are no typed notes summarizing the visit like what I have gotten in the past--has practice changed on this? The tests I have had such as echocardiogram are typed up and have some scrawled comments by PCP which are also illegible.
I can't see what the value is of this--no one can decipher it. This has pretty much spooked me. I don't like the doctor typing the whole appointment time but if this is the norm now with written records I'd rather see typing.
I have to see this doctor next week--sure do dread it. I have two other issues--it took them a year to get & file my last echocardiogram--first time I've seen it though it was done 6/12. Also, blood sugar has been slightly (110 or so) high consistently for several years & I feel Metformin should have been started sooner to maybe stave off my diabetes. Doctor denied high sugars so I wanted to see for myself & bingo there they are.
What should I do? I feel it would take too much time to bring up everything but I'm also pretty resentful & would like to.