Going 2nd pain doc in week,can she get EMG results from other doc?
- 21 Aug 2011 by pizzle3k
- 23 May 2013
Had a bad experience with first doc and now I'm trying someone new can she get get the results from him? If there is any... didn't look like he did a print out or anything,he avoided my insurance because I'm high deductible and want all cash up front.horrible experience.me and the billing lady had a dispute because she said I had to pay 650 cash up front for my injections when the place down the road said it was 100.so now I'm trying a new doctor,hopefully one who isn't more interested in money than helping me with my back.I have 2 bulging lower discs by the way,confirmed with an EMG.he also wrote me a rx for hydrocodone,week supply.but I cancelled all appointments with him and am no longer his patient,am I within the law as far as doctor shopping and all that?
Any help is great help as I am new to this.
Thanks in advance.
You have the right to have your records transferred from one doctor to another. You'll have to sign a release form so they can do it. As long as you are being honest with the new doc and getting your records from the old doc, then I don't think this is doctor shopping in a bad sort of way. You have the right to go to a doctor you like and can trust. If you were going to more than one doc at a time or not telling one about the other, then that would be a problem.
You can go to the old doc's office and ask to sign the release of records form so to have your records transferred to the new doc. You'll need the address, fax number, etc of the new doc for the release form. If they give you a hard time, then the new doc's office can request the records, but it shouldn't be an issue. Records are transferred all the time. You paid for those records basically.
Pizzle, thank goodness you found a new doctor so soon. Did the previous doctor do the EMG's? I thought you went to a pain management doctor before, so the neurologist would have your test results & they can be faxed to your new doctor with just a phone call. Good luck with this one, & let us know how you come out...
A lot of Dr offices are now charting electronically so your EMG may be stored inside a computer. Even though you did not see a paper copy, they might be able to produce one when needed to transfer records to another office. You need to just call them and ask what you need to do to have your records sent to your new Dr. You may have to go in and sign a release form.
If the Drs requesting they should give them but I get copies of all my records you have a right to your med records. If they say no call the Board of Medicine and there shouldn't be a charge unless they have it in storage. Not to be nosey is the injection connected to the emg or r they something else I've never had any injections with mine. Good luck Sometimes if u go to so many Drs as I did they say your Dr shopping, but that's for insurance apps & others things but Dr's do take it as if your a junkie, or never satisfied.
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