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Re: Should you record your conversations with your doctor?

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Thank You for your kudos. I was an active RN (until 5yrs ago), for 36yrs. I met a number of people who became overwhelmed by the the amount of information or a diagnosis, who walked out of the Doctors office or hospital with only a vague recollection of what had been said including my parents. I was always pro my patients, but you cannot make anyone hear what they don't want hear at least at first hearing it.
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oaklandpat wrote:

Close to 5 years now.


That's great  Hope it working well for you : )

 

 

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Thank you.  The reason I recorded my session was because I thought I might forget things.  Especially since a total knee replacement is a serious operation.  

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Thank you :-)
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Close to 5 years now.

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oaklandpat wrote:

I recorded, with permission, a conversation with a potential knee surgeoun.  He spent the whole time talking about my weight (after already losing 40 pounds).   My weight has been a struggle my whole life.  I left feeling terrible.  Since I am very sensitive about this issue, I did not know if I was just being overly sensitive, so I played it back the next day.    It was not me, he was awful.  I decided not to use this doctor.  My new knee is very strong and I am very active today.


Glad you decided to use another Dr. congrats on your new knee. How long have you had it?

 

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Good for you, Oakland Pat.  There are some doctors who think that because they're doctors they're some "devine being" and can talk rudely to their patients.  I'm glad you had the gaul and sense to get a "real" doctor, and also happy for you that your knee is better.

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Check out Medical Memory, the patient is the only one with access to it.
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That is what I liked about my surgeon using Medical Memory, they ask on every visit if they can record the visit. I'm the only one with access to the recording, which means they cannot go in & edit the visit.
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Glad for you OaklandPat, you reviewed your visit & made your decision to go with someone else who obviously respected YOU & who you could trust. As it should be.