posted on Nov, 23 2005 @ 01:32 PM
Why is it so hard to get ones OWN test results??? Lord knows I pay enough for MY tests, I want to have a copy of the results for my file. I do not
self treat, though, I do double check doctors. Hey, they are human, and make mistakes. As busy as they are it isn't surprising.
The law is supposed to protect our confidentiality, but, why against the patient? Most of my doctors, after a period of time, will fax me my lab
results(I have had Graves disease and now no thyroid at all) as for one, I like to be able to know how I feel at certain thyroid levels and for
another thing, I don't like a doctor to have the power to say "You are hypo/hyper" when I may not be(believe me, it has happened!)
Today, I was told they could not fax my results, as they can't verify it is me. My fax is my home phone number. I politely discussed it with the
lady and she finally agreed to do it, since the fax and home phone matched.
I have had other doctors TRY and hide behind HIPPA and say they wouldn't release my records at all. I did have a close friend, who is an attorney
write a properly worded letter so I could get my records.
Who is HIPPA really protecting??