I moved to a different state a year ago, which meant changing all my doctors, except for my therapist. I filled out the appropriate paperwork so that with each new doctor I went to, they would get my records. I have only had to see a Family Doctor once for IBS, shortly after I got here, and so I had my records transferred to him …. he seems competent and a nice enough chap. In the records are several copies of all the medications I take and why. Well, I have not been sick since I saw him, but have needed 2 new Rx’s for 2 medications I take … a statin drug, and propanalol. He refuses to authorize Rx’s for them unless I come in, and get a complete physical. I just did that before I left my other state!
I have had it as I think this is unreasonable ….. I am planning on calling their office in the morning and asking to have my medical records; then when I find another doctor – hopefully an Internist – I will give them to him or her.
Are they obligated to give these records to me? Will they give me a hard time? I’ll probably have to pay for them, but aren’t they “my” records?