I trusted my (ex) doctors were taking care of me for years until I realized they weren’t actually paying attention to my symptoms–only making assumptions–and not taking proper records. Because of that, I am still fighting for Social Security Disability over ten years later.
Even if you’re not disabled, it’s important to make sure that your doctor is documenting every symptom and diagnosis properly. If they don’t, it could mean the difference of getting an approval or denial if you ever have to file for disability benefits… Not to mention, of course, receiving proper medical care in the future.
Read more about why it’s so important for doctors to take proper records in the article Poor Documentation: Why It Happens & How To Fix It, and what can be done to help create change in the medical field.