Everyone has a medical record at their physician's office and at the hospital, even if you have only received treatments or tests. But, do you have a personal health record?
So What Is a Personal Health Record?
New Castle Family Physician Wylie McGlothlin, MD suggests you create a personal health record by keeping track of your medical information. He suggests you include information such as:
- Your name, birth date, blood type and emergency contact information
- Names and phone numbers of your doctors
- Insurance information
- Date of last physical
- Dates and results of tests and screenings
- Details of major illnesses, injuries and surgeries, with dates
- Any allergies
- Any chronic diseases
- A list of your medicines, dosages and how long you've taken them
- Any history of illnesses in your family
And, while you are doing this for yourself, why not create a personal health record for each member of your family.
to download a copy of our personal health record.