March 29, 2009 10:00pm CST
i have this big problem i have been trying to find out my familys medical history because i want to know what i have to prepair myself for and things like that but when i talked to my home she couldnt give me everything i need , i also have no way of getting my shot recoreds because she no longer has them so i have no clue on how to get them because it was so long ago. what am i to do when i want this info because my family had and had a lot of medical problems
• United States
30 Mar 09
Try to explain to your family that you aren't asking to be nosey, you just want to know what you might be facing in the future to try to get a handle on things before they get a handle on you. My daughter recently changed to my doctor and she told him some of the problems she was having and when they asked about her mom, she said anything they needed would be in my file because it was there. I didn't give permission for her to look, if she asks, I tell her but the doctor can take a look himself! I think that makes things a little easier. Maybe you could visit the same dr. that some of your family members visit?
30 Mar 09
Your parents could not help you? The hospital or doctors office could not help you? If these two sources are un reliable you have to ask them if they know of anywhere else these records would be kept, and what you would have to do in order to obtain a copy of them.