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Ongoing, undiagnosed chest pain

Heart & Blood Health | Last Active: Aug 11 4:13pm | Replies (15)

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@tplefka Good morning! First, find a medical center that is connected to a medical school. They usually have the latest information. When you call, give a brief summary of your symptoms, etc. Then go back and complete any Release of Information forms for any doctor you saw. Also, get phone numbers of the medical records offices. @lagrange5 mentioned collecting all your medical records and taking them to the first appointment. I found out the hard way that doctors don’t want paper copies, they only want computer files. They can get these thru the phone numbers you give them. Also, have a list of all doctors you’ve seen: name, address, phone number, speciality.
What kind of doctor? Start with cardiology, if you can get in. Hospital May prefer that you start with internal medicine.
(Maybe I can add more when my fingers get in-numb!). Becky

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