Carry your records |

Carry your records

Things have changed, and your own doctor no longer will go to the hospital. You are required to go to the hospital emergency room for care by a hospital physician, It is essential that you have your own medical records on hand. If not, you may be required to go through many tests just so the attending physician can determine what is wrong with you.

My wife and I were on a little trip, and while staying in a motel in Casper, Wyo. , I passed out. My wife called 911, and it took nine hours before it was determined what was wrong.

In many parts of Europe, you carry your own records all the time and therefore eliminate many hours of the hospital physician’s time as he tries to evaluate the cause of your problem. This should also be practiced here, or at least have a copy of all your records all the time.

It is now about time that we change and carry a copy of our own records and therefore also save money for our own insurance company to pay for tests that are not required. We should all contact our insurance companies to push to have this a requirement now.

Albert Koenig

Grass Valley

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