Do you have a written medical history?
We all have a medical history, but have you taken the time to write it down? Many individuals have great memories; but sometimes, especially in times of stress or pain, the memory of your last tetanus shot, doctor visit or the medications you have been prescribed can be fleeting. It can be difficult to remember dates and dosages but writing down your medical history has many useful benefits. Dr. James Mazzara, orthopedic shoulder, elbow and knee specialist serving patients in Manchester, South Windsor, Enfield, Rocky Hill, Glastonbury and surrounding Hartford communities needs a complete medical history to properly treat his patients.
Why do I need a written health record?
Having a written health record is the best way to make sure you have a complete and accurate medical history. It can help you stay well so that you can quickly pass along important information to your doctor or medical personnel. A written health record can help you remember important health information that is needed to treat you properly. Your other medical conditions can influence what treatment options can be recommended and which medications can be used.