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    Keeping track of multiple doctors

    I'm new to the forum and wondering. How many folks have a relative who’s recently fallen ill and now have multiple doctors and providers?

    Anyone else having a hard time keeping track of all the care going on?

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    Quote Originally Posted by iwillsurvive9 View Post
    I'm new to the forum and wondering. How many folks have a relative who’s recently fallen ill and now have multiple doctors and providers?

    Anyone else having a hard time keeping track of all the care going on?
    It would help if you filled out your profile and give details of your injury, you will get better answers to your question(s).

    As to keeping track of doctors/insurance I use microsoft one note, but I use that for everything.

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    Here in Iowa there is a website ihs.followmyhealth.com which does just that...keeps track of your doctors, medical history, prescriptions, etc...its a "secure" site.

    When I called my PCP to ask for references to the specialists he wanted me to see, their recorded "all our appointment staff is busy" message included an "invitation" to sign up at that site for more convient, online record keeping. Once I set up my account, they connected me with the organization with which my PCP is affliated, and a couple other docs that I'm seeing. It also has all the results of the tests my PCP recently ordered.

    I was notified of an appointment they set up for me via email...

    The site is run by a company at www.jardogs.com .

    I don't know how far this extends...I don't know the requirements for joining...and, of course, I'm a little leery of having my medical history online. But, being in the business, I know its just as easy for a hacker to bust into a medical facility servers as it is a web site. And, I must say, so far, the convience is awesome...

    I vaguely remember that one of the provisions of Obamacare was to set up such a system.

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    I use a spread sheet to track all the doctors, specialties, appointments and medications.

    We also use one master calendar. It got a two year pocket calendar last year and we both use it faithfully. Before scheduling anything, we both know to check the calendar. I also use it to track mileage for tax purposes. It is a very low tech system but it works. I print a drug list before every visit to every doctor so they can see not only what Ryan takes, but who prescribed it, when it started/ended and the current dose if applicable. I also note any side effects or allergies. Yes it is time consuming but it sure beats trying to remember everything that is or has been taken or taking a bunch of pill bottles to every appointment.

    We have stupid phones and this works for us.--eak
    Elizabeth A. Kephart, PHR
    mom/caregiver to Ryan-age 21
    Incomplete C-2 with TBI since 3/09

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