Q: My previous primary Dr never informed me about two major health issues three years ago. However, the information was in
my online health account which I didn't read. Nothing was mentioned by her about these issues at a follow up visit after a surgery for something else either. Should she have discussed this with me, or was it my responsibility to read my health account, and contact her?
A: A Wisconsin attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. She should have discussed the issues with you, and at the same time, you should have read your records as well if you had access to the information in the health account. Naturally, it also depends on the criticality of specific pieces of information. But in general, physicians today work under greater pressure and control than in the past. Legislative changes and the digitalization of many facets of the health care field have imposed new pressures on them, sometimes leaving less time for patient consults. Good luck
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