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cindy1964 (@cindy1964)

Can you go to Mayo Clinic

Chronic Pain | Last Active: Mar 25, 2020 | Replies (15)

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@cindy1964 I have been a patient at Mayo since 1982. They do not require outside medical records. They will ask if you have brought any outside records or xrays. On your first visit they will ask you lots of questions and ask you about what brought you there. That’s when you can tell them your medical history.
I have never brought any records from my home doctors. Sometimes they will ask you about results of testing you’ve already had done, that way they aren’t repeating something you’ve had done already. They might repeat something if your results of tests were questionable.
Don’t let the lack of medical records stop you from going to Mayo. If you think you might be wanting to go, even if not for a few months, I would call now for appointments as they are extremely busy and it might just take months to get in.
Even though you don’t need a referral, having one will speed up the process. A friend of mine actually had her doctor call Mayo to get her an appointment and she got in in just a week. Sometimes that works and sometimes it doesn’t, worth a try though.
Good luck to you.

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@bonnieh218 Thank you for the response! I imagine that tests beyond a certain age are also something that would not be considered due to changes in equipment and Laboratories. When I had my first few appointments with my Mayo trained doctor, although he is not at Mayo at this time, he looked at biopsy results from Keck USC and Cedar Sinai Hospital's in Los Angeles area. He also looked at test results that had been done in the previous six months but again, changes in Laboratories would make a difference possibly.

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