I have two doctors, I recieved antibiotics from one, the other can see what I was prescribed, but can he see the diagnosis for the prescription?
Yes, of course you are seeking for a second opinion and he / she (secondary doctor) must know what the primary Doctor has prsecribed for you and your medical file , in order to evaluate if it is the proper med for you or not, there is nothing wrong with that, you see is doctor patient confidentiality, but you as a patient have all the right to ask a second doctor and obviously ask about what you are being prescribed, very intelligent on your behalf.-
What you are doing is right, sometimes I have seeked for 3rd opinions with regards to medications which I am not sure.-
Hi dmcheatw, Usually, if you have two or more doctors, and one is the primary care doctor, the other doctors will send all of the notes from their visit with you and the diagnosis also goes along with it. However, if one is not primary care, the other doctor may not send anything out to anyone else. It is the practice of doctors to send all results (diagnosis, lab, xray results, etc) to the referring doctor, so if you were referred (or they know you have another primary care doctor), yes, they will also see the diagnosis. If it is something you do not want your other doctor to see, tell the antiobiotic doctor that this is a private matter and you want the diagnosis be kept from the other doctor. This may or may not help, as from the way you are writing , it sounds as though it might have already been given to him/her. You are kind of in a gray area here. This subject has been defined time and time again in a different way, depending on who has done the writing.
I know that if you change to a new doctor and let the old doctor know that you are, they will forward your file (and ANY type of information to the new doctor)n that they want to. This was done to me once and it would have been very damaging, but not for my new doctor. She was great in understanding what she had read in my file, and did not project on the different things that had been written about me in that forwarded file. I wish you luck. I suspect that if the one doctor knows about the antibiotics, he/she will also know the diagnosis. If you need help anytime, we here at drugs.com are here for you. Maso gives very exact information and is a wonderful source of support also, as well as anyone else who sees and answers your questions. God bless... I am beanmarie
I think it may depend on what country you are in as to how easy it is for the second doctor to see anything the first doctor may record about your diagnosis and treatment. In the U.S., you usually have to sign paperwork agreeing to have the records sent to the second doctor. You may have to sign paperwork with both of the doctors if you want them both to have the records. I am not sure about other countries. I know I have had to sign to get records released and sign again for them to talk to any other medical personnel about me.
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