We require medical records be faxed to our Los Angeles office prior to setting up a consultations for fibroids, adenomyosis, endometriosis and ovarian pathology. Patients often report difficulty getting copies of their medical file from their doctors office. This should NOT be the case. Your file is yours!! You are entitled to your own health information. A recent article in the Los Angeles Times Health Section ( Monday July 27, 2009, entitled “Those medical tests are yours”)….discusses the federal law, HIPPA ( Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) which gives consumers the right to access records regarding their medical care and treatment. IF you are having difficulty retrieving your file from a medical office or facility, contact a supervisor……it is against the law to withhold your information.
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